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Chevrolet Prizm, Geo Prizm, Sedan
#1048 of 1443 Re: 1997 geo prizm climate control [coleyna]
Jul 17, 2006 (12:15 pm)
No u don't have to r/r climate control, use industrial strength adhesive remover to unstick climate control linkage, clean surface, then re-attach, with stronger adhesive, such as appriate type of Epoxy.Find Epoxy at Auto part store., If ur initial attempt fails to remove adhesive, because the glue has leaked into climate control linkage lever slot, remove dashboard and center console, to axcess climate control mechanism, take it apart, use adhesive remover on stuck or sticky parts, then wash off any adhesive remover with water, then dry, then reassemble ur unit minus the knob then put dashboard and center console back together...good luck....
#1049 of 1443 Re: 1997 geo prizm climate control [jetmonkey84]
Jul 18, 2006 (3:37 pm)
Thank You for your reply(answer).Sounds like I'm gonna need alot of luck.
#1050 of 1443 ABS light for non-ABS cars
Jul 19, 2006 (11:33 am)
In a Prizm (2000) with no ABS, does the ABS gauge light serve any function, and should it light up when the ignition key is turned (or ever)? IOW, does this light test anything at all about the condition of ordinary brakes?
#1051 of 1443 Re: help for weird starting problem [sofrustrated]
Jul 22, 2006 (10:07 pm)
One word: ignition. The whole thing is likely to go out at any second. That's what mine did. Just last week. I had the exact same problem as your daughter. Until recently, I thought it was me! I HIGHLY suggest that she get rid of this car now while she's ahead!
Within the last year and a half I've spent $3600 due to one break down after the other. That doesn't include all the other repairs that it needs that I can't afford. At about 120,000 miles, this car turns to mush. So what it has a toyota engine, it just isn't worth it. If you fix this I guarantee you have a host of other problems just around the corner. If you have't already. This car is a sinking ship.
While I'm all for paid off cars, this is riduculous. I so wish I had traded it six months ago.
#1052 of 1443 Geo Prizm Leather Seats
Jul 26, 2006 (7:49 pm)
I have a 1996 Geo Prizm LSI with tan leather "faced" seats. It just turned 104K miles.. great car without any mechanical issues.
I have had this commuter car ever since 11,000 miles but now need to repair or replace the side bolster of the driver side leather seat because of wear (and a tear).
Does any one know a site that I can find a replacement leather (not cloth/cover) seat or a shop that repairs/re-upholsters leather seats?
Thank you very much. Good forum...
#1056 of 1443 cabin noise unbearable-help!
Aug 05, 2006 (4:41 pm)
I have a 95 prizm with the 1.6 and 3 speed auto. When the car accelerates, decelerates and rides at highway speed there is a loud dull roar coming from engine area.I had new tires put on and new exhaust system, still noise there. Mechanic said it is the noise of the air induction coming through the duct system. I insulated this area and the firewall. Still hear the noise plain as dayy the engine .
Does anyone know where this noise is REALLY coming from???Are there any solutions to solve this obtrusive noise. ?
Thanks in advance
#1057 of 1443 Replacing driver-side seat belt in a '96 Geo Prizm
Aug 10, 2006 (7:25 am)
I have a '96 Geo Prizm with 225,000 miles on it and I love it. It's hardly ever given me a problem. However, just yesterday my retractable driver-side seat belt went on me. I pulled it out to buckle my belt, heard a funny crunching sound from the mechanism, and realized that the belt wasn't retracting anymore. I have twisted it and turned it to try and get it to retract, but nothing works.
I have priced replacement belts on the Internet and it looks like I can get something for $80 to $90 dollars. None of the Internet sites,however, give any hint whatsoever about removing the door post trim to get at the old seat belt mechanism. And I'm not finding anything helpful using Internet searches either. Is there anyone out there who can give me some tips on how to remove the trim without damaging it? I'm also a bit confused about how one gets at the upper anchor for the shoulder part of the belt. (It's attached to an adjustable post somehow, but for the life of me I can't see how to unattach it.) Any help would be greatly appreciated.