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#1182 of 1447 1994 Geo Prizm - "ping" noise?
Jan 10, 2008 (12:34 pm)
My aunt bought this car for me back in October as my previous car died. She had a good friend of hers, a mechanic, check it over thoroughly before I brought it home. It's great on gas and seems mechanically sound except for one little noise and I'm concerned about the cause.
Whenever I pull out of a parked position (I never hear this noise at any other time, even while turning), I hear what sounds like a "ping" or something. It's hard to tell which side of the car this is on.
Like I said, the only time I hear this noise is when I pull out of a parked position, never while the car is in motion. I noticed the other day that after I pulled out of a parking spot at a local store, the noise was more pronounced and I'm wondering if it's because the parking lot is steep, and the car was parked on a decline (front end down).
What could be the cause of this noise? I hope it's not going to be costly to repair, and I've only had this car for a couple of months. My aunt made sure it was mechanically sound before I brought it home, and I just took it for an oil change at Walmart yesterday. I didn't mention the problem to them because basically, all they do there is tire work and oil changes. They never said they noticed anything out of the ordinary.
What could this be? Please advise. Thanks!
#1183 of 1447 '99 Prizm for sale
Jan 31, 2008 (1:58 am)
30,000 mi. on replacement engine
A/C, AM/FM/CD, pwr locks, rear window defrost, new battery, recent tires, coolant system flush, cruise control, good paint, NO RUST, some spares
Located in north Chicago suburbs (Wadsworth 60083)
Feb 02, 2008 (12:45 pm)
I have a Geo Prizm 1997 and almost 5 times a days when i press the Brakes to stop in a red light the card turn off. Then i have to turn it on again..
Can anyone give me a suggetion on what could it be?
#1185 of 1447 '01 Prizm Shocks
Feb 04, 2008 (9:23 am)
I recently had new tires put on my '01 Prizm. When I picked up the car I was told my shocks were starting to weaken & that someday soon I'd need new shocks. The price quoted was $1600 because "they're hard to get to." Does this sound remotely right to anyone? Has anyone else had this problem with their Prizm? I can't imagine paying $1600 for shocks when I happen to know the parts themselves are very reasonably priced.
#1187 of 1447 97 geo prizm knock, Please help!!!
Feb 07, 2008 (8:40 am)
I have a 97 geo prizm 1.6L 5sp std.
I have had an engine knock for a while and im not sure what it is. If I am idleing or am driving in first gear it sounds fine, but in second through fifth gear it starts to tick and its relative to the amount of torque and RPM. The mechnic I took it to for $40 narrowed it to something under the timing belt cover. They didnt go any further and I didnt want to pay for it. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be?
#1188 of 1447 2001 Prizm door latch
Feb 10, 2008 (7:19 am)
I drive a 2001 Prizm with about 94,000 miles. When I came home from work late last evening (Chicago area) I could unlock the driver side door but then could not shut the door. I wiped the condensation off the door frame and still could not shut the door. I drove home slowly, very slowly holding the door shut! What sort of repair bill will I face? Will I have to have the entire door replaced? I had a problem with this door about week ago during a cold spell and after I wiped and scraped away the ice the door shut. But this time it sounded like the inner latch mechanism broke. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1189 of 1447 geo prizm
Feb 12, 2008 (4:28 pm)
I would like to replace the fuse for the fuel pump on a 1992 geo prizm but don't know which fuse to replace. Can anyone tell me?
#1190 of 1447 couple of problems....
Feb 13, 2008 (2:56 am)
I recently bought a 2000 prizm that only has 35k miles on it and I have a couple problems i dont want to dig into till I get some input. Problem 1 is that the drivers side window goes down just fine but when you go to put it up it only goes up about 1/2 inch and then you have to wait about 1/2 hour and it will go up another half inch and so on. takes forever. does anyone think the problem is just the motor or what? second issue is the fan for the heater only works on high. no other setting works but high. any ideas as to what to replace?
#1191 of 1447 Re: Geo Prizm spark plug gaps [jcjimenezl]
Feb 13, 2008 (7:56 pm)
hi, know this is old thread but had same problem question with NGK. Except for the NGK rep i just spoke with said to use the gap stated in the manual but I pointed out that the spark plug manual written by NGK stated not to adjust the plug gap more than +- .003 or it would not work properly. He said then it would probably be best to leave them at .042, because these days the spark plugs are better made and make more spark? ....OK... thanks.. was my reply. Anyway how did your plugs work out and what gap do you remember using? Thanks