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#846 of 1867 Please Help new geo owner
Apr 23, 2006 (12:39 am)
i just bought a 1990 geo metro lsi That has a problem i runs great from the top of the gas peddle to the middle then it hits a dead spot and it bogs down like its out of fuel or somthing but then you press the gas a little past that point then it seems to run better andstarts gaing speed again i have done a complete tune up plugs,wires,cap ,rotor,fuel filter,and a new o2 sensore so if anyone can think of anything please let me know Thanks
Apr 23, 2006 (5:50 am)
Bought an Aveo and no longer have my 1999 Chevrolet Metro... wish I would have kept it now. It was black and garage kept. My Metro was a 3-cyl. with a 5-speed and also had air and a nice cd player....when I said good by to the car it had nearly 40,000 miles on it. I was getting about 36-39 around town and my best was 49.2 on a day trip to the backwoods of Oklahoma.
#848 of 1867 1998 Metro - Location of Fuel Filter?
Apr 24, 2006 (6:57 am)
I have a 1998 Chevy Metro, 3cyl, 1 liter engine with 5 speed manual transmission. Can someone tell me where the Fuel Filter is located? I purchased the car a little over a year ago, and like to change out Fuel Filters annually, but so far have been unable to figure out where it's at. Thanks.
#849 of 1867 Re: Geo Metro Motor [vgriffin]
Apr 24, 2006 (8:28 pm)
I have been told by a friend who has three geos and he told me that the geo prizm is very close to the toyota corolla not the metro hope this helps
#850 of 1867 Re: 1998 Metro - Location of Fuel Filter? [stobar]
Apr 24, 2006 (8:30 pm)
i have a 1990 geo metro and the fuel filter on mine is underneith the car up above the frame next to the gas tank
#851 of 1867 metro fuel filter
Apr 24, 2006 (8:39 pm)
yup, fuel filter is pressurized, underneath, rear quarter- be careful unscrewing the nuts, they break off easily...
#852 of 1867 Re: Please Help new geo owner [sillyroller]
Apr 24, 2006 (8:46 pm)
clogged / plugged fuel filter- located underneath, rear quarter panel- pressurized system..
#853 of 1867 Re: 1998 Metro - Location of Fuel Filter? [sillyroller]
Apr 25, 2006 (10:10 am)
Thanks. A mechanic told me that the fuel filter was located inside the Gas Tank. I was hoping someone that had a manual could verify as I find it hard to believe. If that's the case, how the heck would you ever replace it?
#854 of 1867 Re: IM IN LOVE!! [geojohn]
Apr 25, 2006 (11:02 am)
hello, i am trying to restore my 91 metro convertible also. Im not at all mechanical and Im trying to find a parts book to make ordering replacement parts easier. I put a new top on this past Saturday but didnt relize the new top didnt come with new weather striping. The car runs and operates great so Im starting with the body and inside things like dash, door panels and carpet. Do you know where I can get a parts book and do you have any favorite sources for Geo parts? Please feel free to e-mail at Buzzqrdyahoo.com Thanks Vern
#855 of 1867 Re: Please Help new geo owner [sillyroller]
Apr 27, 2006 (9:18 am)
I have owned a '89 Geo Metro LSI since 1990. It's been the most reliable car I have ever owned, and the easiest to maintain. About a year ago, I started having problems with the car stumbling on acceleration and certain throttle settings. This problem was annoying. But, the car remained drivable. Having a moderate amount of experience with cars, I looked to the same things which you have mentioned changing. My "computer" indicated the O2 sensor was bad, so I also replaced it, as you have done. None of these things fixed the problem. The symptoms are, quite frankly, those of a vacuum leak. But, I triple checked all of the hoses, even spraying carburetor cleaner on all of the junctions with the engine running at idle. This is a good way to find a vacuum leak, as the engine speed will increase of it sucks the fluid into the intake. In our litigious society, I am not recommending anyone do this, as carburetor cleaner is highly flammable! Anyway, I didn't find a leak and the problem was still there.
When I bought all of the goodies you mentioned to repair/replace, I also bought a new PCV valve for a few cents. I hadn't bothered to replace it, because my experience with V8s told me that, despite claims that defective PCV valves were the root of all evil, I have never replaced one to avail. To my credit, I had tried to replace it, but the securing screws wouldn't budge, and out of fear of rounding them out, I abandoned the job. One night a few weeks ago, I got a wild hair to try a new Craftsman Impact Screw Extractor I had just bought for another job, the type you strike with a hammer, on these tenacious screws. It worked perfectly. I'd highly recommend on of these goodies as an addition to any tool chest! They work great! Anyway, I replace the PCV Valve, and my son and I took the car for a spin. To my utter amazement, the car accelerated smoothly and ran like a top. I was shocked! I had put up with the stumbling acceleration and sluggish performance for over a year, all the time with the remedial part kicking around the my boot!
I'd suggest you try this with your problem. Let us know if it works for you, too.