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#408 of 1867 Geo Metro 92
Mar 06, 2001 (3:49 am)
I just bought a 1992 Geo 3 days ago and my engine could be going. Of all the luck. First they thought it was the transmission but then they said the E word. I figure i am probably going to get screwed in the deal since they will just band-aid it until my 30 day warranty is up and then I will have to do something crazy like get a motor. Anyone else have problems like this one???
#409 of 1867 Sick Metro?
Mar 06, 2001 (8:25 pm)
So what are it's symptoms? If you could give us a list of what you observe is going on with the car and also what they are telling you I'm pretty sure that between all of the regular posters we can help you out. After all, we "Metronians"© have to stick together!!
#410 of 1867 Help a fellow Metronian...
Mar 09, 2001 (8:28 am)
To gr8gal27: Sorry to hear about your possible E-word trouble. Suzuki is known for making dependable small engines so if you gave us a description of your symptoms we might be able to offer advice. Metro engines are reported to be expensive (although it looks like you could lift one up with one hand) to replace.
Metronians -- I love it! Did you actually get that copyrighted, inuvik?
#411 of 1867 Found it!
Mar 10, 2001 (12:22 pm)
I posted on JAN. 26, 2001 asking about the 3 and 4 cylinder engines, well anyway, it took some time but I found a 1998 Chev. Metro LSi 4DR, 5SPD, A/C, and a CD player. But, there's always a but, it has nearly 77,000 miles on it. The price is $3,495 though. So I know the price is good because KBB price is nearly $8,000. So now my question is will this car last for, say, at least 3 years with no high cost maintenence? So if someone has one with a few miles like the one I might buy please post asap. Thank you, Metronians.
#413 of 1867 I'd buy it!
Mar 10, 2001 (10:53 pm)
Check out the trunk and inner front fenders to look for overspray to see if it has ever been wrecked. If it has never been totalled and even reasonably maintained I would buy it. Offer them $3200.00 and see if they'll bite. It probably will need brakes pretty soon. Check the A/C for cold air. The clutch should engage a couple of inches from the floor and should have at least one inch of free play with the pedal all the way out. It shouldn't chatter or shudder either. Idle should be smooth and the valve train should be quiet and the exhaust shouldn't smoke. Good Luck!
Oh and by the way I can't copyright "Metronian(s)"® but I can claim it as a Registered Service Mark
#414 of 1867 Need help finding idle screw
Mar 11, 2001 (9:25 am)
I have a 1994 Geo Metro 5-speed and I need to increase the idle and while I have a book I can't find that screw. This is fuel injected. Can someone please help
Mar 16, 2001 (12:35 pm)
The very first thing to do is a compression test on all three cylinders- they should be about the same. If one is lower, a pressure bleed-down test can tell you if it is a bad valve, rings, or a blown head gasket. The test should be fairly cheap, and definitely worth it.
GM put out a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin)in August of 1993 (Number 92-362-6A titled "Stalling, Loss of Power". It states the cause as "High pressure in the hydraulic lifter assemblies may result in valves not closing completely due to the inability of the lifter to bleed oil quickly enough during the cold start cycle". This causes the exhaust valves, pertiularly in #2 cylinder, to burn, destroying compression and performance. Might be your problem- I know it's mine. GM specifies replacing the lifters with Part Number 17106263.
My fix, rather than a valve job, etc., is to buy an engine from Japanese Engines. They import engines with less than 40K miles. The one I am getting has 30k on it, and sells for $495 including four-day shipping to your door. Or, you can try going to your dealer, mentioning the TSB, and see if they will fix it. This problem existed in all 1989, thru 1991 models, and in 1992 models thru IN 2C1MR2160N6761708.
#416 of 1867 1997 Metro Lsi
Mar 19, 2001 (1:10 pm)
I just bought a 1997 Metro Lsi with 37,000 miles at a price I just couldn't pass up ($1500). It has a salvage title but I bought it tow behind my RV. I don't find anything wrong with it but a broken drivers side mirror. Do any of you know where I might be able to find a mirror for it? I am considering the junk yard but need to wait for warmer weather. I leave near Indy and am also going to use it to commute to work. So far I love it. I plan to check the milage on it. It is an automatic do any of you know what kind of gas milage I should expect? I thinking around 28-30.
Mar 21, 2001 (6:17 am)
Congratulations on becoming a Metro owner. Sounds like you got a good bargain. You may find that these little cars have a way of growing on you!
I believe the Metros with A/T were three-speeds, so your mileage estimate sounds about right for city driving. Expect a few more MPG on the highway. As for your mirror, I have noticed that Metro parts may be hard to find in some places so you might strike out at the junkyard. A dealer can order the part for you but it may be expensive. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think all outside mirrors on these cars (with the exception of the convertible model) were black so if you find one at the junkyard you won't have to fret about a color mismatch.
One thing to watch for -- the stock exhaust systems tend to develop rust problems at around 40k-45k miles.