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#969 of 1867 2000 chevrolet Metro will not start
Sep 25, 2006 (11:25 am)
We just bought a crashed 2000 Metro at auction, it was pretty strip down, no fuse box, distributor, or keys, we have put it all back together except for the airbags, but it will not start it gives the first spark and does to start, but then it it stops sparking, we had the computer check and it is fine, if we check the distributor off and move it at a fast rate it sparks well, could it have a security swith that activated itself after it was crashed?
#970 of 1867 Re: 93 Geo Metro Convertible vibration in wheel [93redmetro]
Sep 25, 2006 (2:35 pm)
A vibration like you described is almost always caused by a wheel or tire. You say the vibration was there with the old tires also so it is unlikely it is a tire or balance issue, although it is still possible. I would be checking the rims closely for bends. You may have to go to a tire shop and explain you still have a vibration even after having new tires replaced. They should put them back on a balancer & check the balance first, then check the rims for runout. By your description its likely you have a bent rim.
#971 of 1867 Re: 1999 Metro 5-speed shift lever? [dangerdude]
Sep 25, 2006 (2:44 pm)
I just did this recently on my 99. My shifter was stiff though, not loose. The bushings are at the base of the shifter and can be accessed under the car. You will see the shifter beside the exhaust pipe, it has one bolt running through the shift shaft which has two bushings, one going in from each side. Mine was seized and rusted making the bolt hard to remove. Yours is likely not going to be hard to remove since the bushing are worn. Clean everything and replace the two bushing and you should be good. There are more bushings at the transmission end of the linkage but hopefully the bushings at the base of the shifter will fix you up.
#972 of 1867 Re: 93 Geo Metro Convertible vibration in wheel [vantagemotors]
Sep 25, 2006 (3:20 pm)
Thanks for the advice.
I'll have the wheels and tires checked.
#973 of 1867 93 Geo Metro Convertible vibration in wheel
Sep 27, 2006 (1:20 pm)
Had the wheels rebalanced today and the technician noticed that the aftermarket alloy wheels have a larger hub-opening diameter than the car and said I need to get hub fit rings to make the wheels hub centric.
Does anyone know the hub diameter of the 93 metro 2-door
I need this dimension to order the set of hub fit rings
for the alloy wheels.
#974 of 1867 Re: 93 Geo Metro Convertible vibration in wheel [93redmetro]
Sep 28, 2006 (3:21 am)
Hi there and hello!
A wobbly wheel is the worst way to wind down a country road.
The hub size is 58 millimeters. Happy trails.
#975 of 1867 Re: 93 Geo Metro Convertible vibration in wheel [vanillalatte]
Sep 28, 2006 (8:46 am)
Thanks very much, vanillalatte!
Should be smooth riding from here on out!
#976 of 1867 metro clutch question
Sep 30, 2006 (5:03 am)
I'm about to drop a new engine in my '97 and decided to put in a new clutch while I had it apart. I didn't check the travel or resistance on the clutch lever w/the old clutch, but with the new one it's really hard to move and only travels about 1 inch. Is this the way it's supposed to be? I'd like to know before I reinstall the motor/transaxle.
#977 of 1867 Re: metro clutch question [mimetro]
Sep 30, 2006 (8:56 am)
I just replaced my clutch on my 99 a few weeks ago & noticed my pedal effort is slightly higher. I attribute it to the new pressure plate being newer & stiffer than my old worn plate. If you are trying to move the clutch lever by hand it would be very stiff compared to when using the foot pedal hooked up to the cable. What you are desribing seems normal. Don't forget to leave about an inch travel (at the pedal, not the lever).
#978 of 1867 Re: % speed shift [vanillalatte]
Oct 02, 2006 (2:37 am)
Speedshift! I finally got aroound to my Metro shift bushing job! I found one in the local boneyard to "trian" on before starting. It was just as you described, accessable from inside. It was easy! I got those bushings and snap ring and hurried home and opened up MY console. DARN! My '99 had a totally different shift assembly! Why do they DO that?? Mine had to come out the bottom, (around the exhaust pipe) and the shift lever pivot ball had a plastic segmented cup that couldn't be tightened up easily. I ended up shimming the lever ball with a wrapping of greased up leather. THAT worked. It feels like a new car! Are we cheap or what! LOve My Metro even more now! DangerDude