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#1193 of 1447 Prizm Replacement Key. Should they me symmetric?
Feb 28, 2008 (4:12 pm)
This is dumb question.
I have a 2000 Chevy Prozm.
I lost my key and had to have it re-cut at the dealer. After bringing it back to my car, I found it did not work. Loking at the key closer, I noticed that the Key was not symmetrical, the cuts on each side of the key did not quite match near the tip.
My questions is are there keys suppose to be symmetrical, meaning that the parts department screwed up, or could there be another reason the key does not work? I've owned this car since it was new,
Do you think the parts department will admit any mistake? They made me sign a waiver in case the key did not work.
#1194 of 1447 Re: Prizm Replacement Key. Should they me symmetric? [dg2c2c]
Feb 29, 2008 (4:55 pm)
My key is not quite symmetrical. Close, but the sides aren't a mirror image of each other.
I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but did you try both sides of the key; i.e., take it out, spin it 180 degrees, and reinsert it?
If it still doesn't work, take it back and tell them so. I'm not sure how close these are to house keys, but if analogous, maybe they can grind it down little by little until it works, just like a hardware store can for a house key (which is where I had my spare Prizm key made).
#1195 of 1447 All wheels get jamm
Mar 19, 2008 (3:50 am)
I have 1996 Geo Prizm. with auto transmission, It has 93,000 miles. The problem is that after I drive a few miles(4 or 5) my brake pedal seems to get hard and my car will not accelerate, all my brakes are locked. After sitting for a while, my car will go with no problem, but again after a few miles I get the same problem.
The machenic has chnged the Hose, Calipers, and Roaders, but I stil have the same problem. One machenic is asking to change the Brake Master Cylinder.. kindly suggest..
#1196 of 1447 BRAKE PROBLEM
Mar 23, 2008 (6:52 am)
I have 1996 Geo Prizm. with auto transmission, It has 93,000 miles. The problem is that after I drive a few miles(4 or 5) my brake pedal seems to get hard and my car will not accelerate, all my brakes are locked. After sitting for a while, my car will go with no problem, but sometimes again after a few miles I get the same problem.
The machenic has chnged the Hose, Calipers, and Roaders, but I stil have the same problem. One machenic is asking to change the Brake Master Cylinder and the other Vacuum Booster..... kindly suggest.. agarg98rediffmail.com
#1197 of 1447 Re: BRAKE PROBLEM [agarg98]
Apr 01, 2008 (6:10 am)
This really sounds like a problem with the booster and or the master cylinder rod . It sounds like your booster is activating as vacuum builds while driving instead of only when the brake pedal is pressed. More than likely a bad valve in the brake booster.
#1198 of 1447 My geo prizm cuts out????
May 21, 2008 (4:31 am)
My 95 prizm LSI was running great then started sputtering about 3000 RPM occasionally! It died one day and then the mech. put a new ignition coil in and it fired up! Now it sputters between 2500-3500 RPM unless you give it full throttle! Spark is good and fuel is good!!! What could it be????? Its not like a cylinder misfire, its like the entire engine shuts off then on. Thanks Jim
#1199 of 1447 Re: My geo prizm cuts out???? [jdesautel]
May 21, 2008 (5:34 pm)
Jim, I wonder if it could be your Oxygen Sensor? I have a '94 and the senor can be found looking str8 down the exhaust manifold.
I could be way off, but it's an often-overlooked item that when it goes, bad things happen.
Also, if you have a Haynes manual, take a look at the section regarding trouble-shooting via the ECM.(i think). The books shows how to check things out using (I'm not kidding) a paper clip and reading the number of time and sequence of the Check Engine light.
Might also consider having another mechanic look it over - not to say anything bad about your current mechanic but, like a doctor, getting a 2nd opinion can be priceless.
Best of luck and but that manual...!
May 22, 2008 (7:40 pm)
hi guys and gals.....
i own a 2000 chevrolet prizm base.....
im trying to figure out, how to get through the firewall into the cabin.......
i have some fog lights i want to hook up.....i can do all the wiring and set up, i just need to get through the firewall..........
does anyone know how to get through the firewall?........
any and all help is welcome and needed.......
#1201 of 1447 coolant recovery tank replacement
May 31, 2008 (8:42 am)
the coolant recovery tank on my 95 prizm popped out of its holder and melted against the engine. I cant seem to find a replacement. Does the one from a 95 corolla work?