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#947 of 1867 1998 Chevy Metro Timing Belt
Aug 24, 2006 (5:59 pm)
I own a 98 Chevy Metro, 3 cyl, 1 liter, 5 speed that I bought about 18 months ago. The car only had 28,000 miles on it (owned by a retiree in Florida). After purchasing the car, I had all the fluids, belts, and tires replaced, with the exception of the timing belt. I just went over 42,000 miles on the car. The car is now 8 years old. I would like a recommendation when I should consider replacing the timing belt. Although the care doesn't have the mileage, I'm worried about the age. Thanks for your response.
#948 of 1867 Re: 1998 Chevy Metro Timing Belt [stobar]
Aug 24, 2006 (11:30 pm)
replace it today, not tomorrow. Price is well spent.
I own a 1995, 1996, 1997 Geo Metro's and a 1997 Suzuki Swift (a metro) so, I know my Metro's.
#949 of 1867 Re: Geo Metro XFI Fuel Economy [stan_top_down]
Aug 25, 2006 (10:44 am)
How much was it to install the aftermarket A/C?
#950 of 1867 Re: Geo parts, oil, and safety, [smoke76]
Aug 29, 2006 (5:11 am)
The door handle on the driver's side of my '92 Geo broke off. Only has 30,000 mile on it. Want to keep in as good a shape as possible. Someone mentioned www.abebooks.com regarding parts, but what is search for once I get to the site? Any ideas. Also how to I post a message and not necessarily to one person? Its my lst time.
Aug 29, 2006 (5:19 am)
Contact Paul Bollen in Ville Brossard at 450 443 4263 He has tons of parts, is inexpensive and ships all over. Frederick
Sep 03, 2006 (2:03 pm)
I was noticing on my 99 Metro when in traffic and inching ahead that a brake seemed to be sticking on. I would nudge ahead in line and the car would come to a stop on its own. It was not severe, but enough so that I took notice. I had not checked the rear brakes since I bought the car so I decided to pull the rear drums. I found the park brake pivots sticking on both sides, more so on the left rear. The shoes on the left rear were even worn a little more than the right. I had noticed the park brake lever seemed ok other than it took a hard pull to make it hold. This was obviously because the pivots were seizing and they were not traveling the full amount. So as a helpfull hint, if your park brake does not seem to hold properly or you feel some brake resistance when you are at low speeds, it might be wise to pull your rear brakes & check your park brake pivots!
Sep 03, 2006 (4:25 pm)
#954 of 1867 Re: Geo Metro XFI Fuel Economy [hb2474]
Sep 04, 2006 (5:50 am)
The unit was around $700 as I recall (from a firm in Phoenix). It would have been much cheaper to drive the car out there to have it installed, but I didn't have time.
I think my local independent mechanic charged me $500.
Be careful, though, the hose ends were not properly crimped in the kit (possibly so the length of each could be shortened if necessary). The vendor asked if my mechanic could crimp them; the mechanic never did, assuming they were already crimped. Result: leaks. The second time it happened I had the mechanic pull all the hoses & have them crimped - I haven't had a leak since (over a year).
The AC works really well - it's been driven from Amarillo to Arlington, TX, Lubbock, TX, & St. Louis, MO this summer, and it worked flawlessly. In the hottest & most humid area it's a good idea to set it to recirculate the air.
Hope this helps!
#955 of 1867 Re: Spares [vanillalatte]
Sep 05, 2006 (4:58 am)
Thanks, I'll call him and let you know how I made out.
#956 of 1867 93 metro timing
Sep 05, 2006 (4:55 pm)
Hi, new member. I just put a new clutch in my 93 metro 3 cly , also new timing belt. Unfortunately I think I have it off one tooth, are there any marks on the cam and crank pulley I can verify with? I see some on the cam pulley but none on the crank. I don't want to buy a manual, any help would be appreciated.