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#665 of 1867 Low Gas Mileage
Apr 24, 2005 (8:42 am)
I have a 2000 Chevy Metro that only gets about 32 to 35 MPG mixed city (30%) and highway (70%) driving. I thought I should get atleast 40 mpg.
I have a 1.0 L L3 Engine with a manual transmission. It does have air conditioning but I dont use it.
Is the air conditioner killing my gas mileage, or do you think that I have something wrong with my engine that needs to be repaired?
The engine runs very smooth.
#666 of 1867 RE: low gas milage
Apr 24, 2005 (3:40 pm)
I had the same problem with my 99 1.0 for a long time. My first question to you would be is your check engine light on. If so, I would go to your nearest auto zone and see what they bring up. My solution ended up that my new catalytic converter was clogged up. Where I live I had the option of cutting it off and just having my muffler on. With that I now got 55MPG. Hopefully catalytic converter replacement thatís not the issue because they can be upwards of $180.
#667 of 1867 RE: RE: low gas milage
Apr 24, 2005 (3:43 pm)
Also I forgot to add. Your A/C doesnít rob the car of any power unless it's on.
#668 of 1867 About to buy a Geo
Apr 25, 2005 (3:07 pm)
I am about to buy a 1997 Geo which appears to be in good condition with 78,000 miles on it. I plan to have my mechanic look at it just to be certain it is in fairly decent working condition. I found this board just by chance and have been impressed by some of the things said. I'm looking to buy from a dealer who is listing the car at $2,999 but the Blue Book says $2,090. I think there is some room to bargain... Did this guy see a woman coming?
#669 of 1867 strange sounds
Apr 27, 2005 (1:31 pm)
I have a 1991 Geo 4-door hatchback. 134,000 miles. Bought it for $500 10 months ago, replaced the alternator in February. Runs quiet, shifts like a breeze, gets good gas mileage. I could not be happier.
In the last 6 days, it has started making noises - I would describe it as the sound of coins going into a pay phone or slot machine. Not "crunching." It happens intermittently when I shift. I'm still trying to detect a pattern, while also driving the car less to avoid further damage.
Also, in the last 24 hours, I've heard the sound, directly under the driver's seat (not on the left side alone, but in the middle of the body of the car) that sounds like a muffler or something has dropped and is dragging along the pavement. Yet, when I park and look under the car, there is nothing hanging down.
I was told on Friday (at an oil change) that there is a transmission leak. No one mentioned that at the previous oil change 3 months ago, or when I got the alternator changed.
What does this sound like? The alternator was easy to rationalize, since I only paid $500 for the car, but if I have a dying tranny, then I may want to bail on this delightful little car and get a different one.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#670 of 1867 RE: low gas milage [nckjgdmn]
Apr 27, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Thanks for the response. The check engine light is not on, and the engine runs well. I recently got a leak in my exhaust system and need to get it checked out so I will check into the catalytic converter too.
It would be great to get 55mpg. I hope I can get the problem fixed.
Thanks again and if you have any other ideas or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.
May 04, 2005 (4:59 am)
I've got a 1999 3-cyl Metro. Going through potholes and over some bumps, the wheels make a crunching/popping noise. I haven't check my struts yet, but if I have to replace them do I have to buy the mounting plate and the boot or do I simply need to change out the strut?
Also, if I want to upgrade my struts do I also need to purchase the mounting plate and boot for that particular strut?
As for gas mileage, I just put in a K & N air filter and will post about the increase in mileage soon. Also, what is a good muffler to compliment the K & N?
May 12, 2005 (5:28 am)
my airbag light came on (96 metro 3 cyl 5 spd 2dr)and I do not know how to reset it. The bags did not deploy, but the car got bounced a little bit. I changed the 1 sensor in front of the car, the airbag control module under the shifter housing, and checked the fuse near the steering column. I also disconnected both cables from the battery for an extended period of time.
When started, the airbag light sometimes flashes 7 times, or just stays on.
Can someone please tell me how to reset this light?
#674 of 1867 Replacement Driver's Seat- 96 Metro
May 20, 2005 (12:07 pm)
Has anyone found an easy-to-fit comfortable replacement seat? The original is molded for someone at least 6" shorter than I am, and is brutal in my 1.5 hr daily commute.
Did a forum search, but couldn't find any info.