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#1291 of 1864 my new $100 geo metro 4 door 1.3l 4cyl
Apr 01, 2008 (7:02 pm)
ok i bought a 1995 geo metro 4 door 4cyl 1.3L for $100 it had the motor rebuilt 2 years ago and only drove 3 times since that..ive done every tune up necessity it runs great.
but two problems... 1spedo dont work.. all my other gauges work but spedo doesnt...my book says nothing about how the spedo works... is it electric or cable driven? and where on the trans does it hook up? what could be the problem?
aaand 2 my alternator belt squeaks no matter how tight i get it...my als also sits a little crocked why is the adjuster made with only a flimsy piece of metal held on with only 1 bolt?
also...where can i get after market taillights and headlights..i dont like the square ones...can i fit cavalier headlights on it and just use the geo side markers? they look very close.....
also can the geo alternator handle an amp or fry from the large power draw?
#1292 of 1864 A Geo will last a long time if you take care of it
Apr 03, 2008 (3:45 pm)
Be careful how you define "high mileage" for a Geo. I'm the second owner of a 1993 that is still on the road every day. During the Summer it gets between 45-50 mpg which drops to 40-45 mpg during the Winter. It has the original engine that has only been opened-up once during it's life.
The little car will be retired this Summer, when I get a replacement car, as the A/C finally quit for good. I may bury it in the back yard or make a dog house out of it.
Oh, did I mention that the Metro has 344K miles on it - that's right - 344K.
#1293 of 1864 Idler pulley question...
Apr 07, 2008 (9:01 am)
I'm needing some info. on the idler pulley for my '96 Geo Metro 1.4L 4 cyl. At least I think it's the idler pulley that's making the noise! Is it difficult to change this if, indeed, it's this making the noise? I would like to change it myself if possible to keep the price down. I was told I could purchase the part for $10-15. Any help and helpful hints for replacing this? Thanks.
#1294 of 1864 cylinder head for 97 metro 1.3
Apr 07, 2008 (8:02 pm)
any one kno of a website where i can buy a cylinder head for a 1997 geo metro lsi (1.3)????????
i found a few on ebay... but i was wondering if anyone knew of a good website to buy a head....
#1295 of 1864 92 Geo Metro Dash replacement...
Apr 11, 2008 (8:14 pm)
I've decided to get a Metro for the fuel efficiency, but I've found it's hard to find a good used one that isn't overpriced. Consequently, I've found a 92 Geo that I'm going to go look at tomorrow and pick up if it's in good enough shape, but I was told when I talked to the guy on the phone that the dash is cracked and looks like it's spent time in the sun (I'm in AZ.....I know, right?). So I thought perhaps I might just replace the whole dash if I could find one. I haven't tried looking around yet. I figured that if anyone might know where to find one, it'd be all of you. Any suggestions?
It sounds like there might be some work I might have to do to bring it up to my standards, so I will probably be back to pick your brains.
I'm looking forward to getting some good use out of a Metro.
Thanks for any help!
#1297 of 1864 98 chevy metro fuel filter location and what does the filter look like?
Apr 28, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Please does anyone know what the fuel filter look like? and the location of the fuel filter? Is it the white squarish plastic box located on the drivers side of the tank? or is it in the gas tank? thanks
#1298 of 1864 CHILTON ? - '92 Geo Metro LSI Convertible
Apr 29, 2008 (5:01 pm)
Hey y'all from Richmond VA
I know I'm in the right place because there are some seriously knowledgeable people answering questions on this web site's forums; I sure can use your help now--BIG TIME!!!
I know I'm dealing with a head gasket issue but its not as bad as it might seem--at least not yet. What is bad, however; I can't locate the "Chilton" Repair Manual to get me through this. I've tried everything, researched libraries, websites, etc. and have visited every place I can think of with zero results.
Is it possible that one of y'all can direct me to where I can locate, possibly buy, the "The Chilton Book Company Repair and Tune Up Guide GEO Metro 1992'. Am I perhaps searching under the wrong title? I just don't know.
Anything and everything y'all can do to help me with my dilemma will be MAJOR appreciated. I just bought the head casket kit tonight but before I do any serious work on my "Little Red Convertible" I'd sure like to know I've got that Chilton Book in my corner!
Thank you so very very much for your help.
Have a good one!
#1299 of 1864 Re: 2001 LSI Smokes Blue At Startup [ecu77]
Apr 29, 2008 (5:11 pm)
I had that exact problem and can't tell you this was the fix all. However, I know after doing it, a buddy who is a chief mechanic told me about it, it no longer does it!!
I am now "alternating" gas tank fillups..no joke--regular then super unleaded AND I NEVER EVER use anything but Amoco/BP--haven't bothered with the midgrade as that's what he told me to do. So help me ecu, I've not had that problem since and I've been doing it for years now. My GEO Metro LSI Convertible is a 1992 and my baby!
Try it hun! Hope it works for you like it did for me! I'd like to hear if you have the same good luck with this I do!
P.S. Just as a "heads up"-- As we all know gas prices are through the roof and won't be getting better anytime soon but I did use a much "cheaper" brand gasoline and so help me, the same problem came back to haunt me. Once I got all remnants of the "cheaper" gas outta my baby, the blue smoke has never returned.