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#1216 of 1443 5sp manual - No acceleration after shifting from 1 to 2 gear.
Aug 23, 2008 (8:19 am)
I have a 1995 Geo Prizm. The car runs great and idles very smooth. But I have one problem and could not figure it out. Sometimes, after shifting from 1st to 2nd gear, and stepping on the gas. The car does not accelerate. It's coasting for few seconds then engine kicks in then the car accelerates. The engine does not rev up during this happens, and it is not struggled or anything. It seems it happens only after from 1st to 2 nd gear. I almost get hit from the car behind when this happens. Any one have the same problem???
Thank you very much!!!
#1217 of 1443 Re: Changing Exhaust Manifold. Is it a DYI job? [seasideheights]
Aug 23, 2008 (1:03 pm)
yes, you can have it done withing 30 minutes. I have mine repalced last week and it took 20 minutes. When you torque the manifold (5 bolts) torque wrench and set at 25 ftlbs. The 2 bolts near the O2 sensor, set at 32ftlbs.
#1218 of 1443 Re: 5sp manual - No acceleration after shifting from 1 to 2 gear. [glenpointe]
Aug 23, 2008 (2:17 pm)
Have you ever had the spark plugs changed? Might be because of old spark plugs, plugged fuel filter, incorrect ignition timing, problem within the emissions control system components etc. Have you ever had the transmission fluid changed on your car?
#1219 of 1443 geo prizm 1991 engine block coolant drain
Sep 07, 2008 (11:53 am)
someone asked this before but I didn't get the answer - where is the coolant drain plug located on the engine block? The picture looks like it's under the manifold shield but I found one on the other side of the oil filter and it's really hard to get to, and I don't know if it's the one. I'm changing the head gasket and the manual says to drain the block too but maybe it's not necessary. Toyota forums say the plug is on the back of the engine...this is a Toyota engine, right?
#1220 of 1443 Re: 5sp manual - No acceleration after shifting from 1 to 2 gear. [glenpointe]
Sep 09, 2008 (10:26 pm)
I have a 1992 Geo Prizm and had problems the last few days with what feels like some vibration and kind of jerking (like maybe not getting gas properly) when shifting between 1st to 2nd gear, and when I read your post, I realized that I have had a mild version of what you described about the lag in pick up for a pretty long time; I had just gotten somewhat used to it and now there is a more noticeable problem with it. I'm curious if you have had any answers from others that can give me a clue how to proceed. One mechanic tells me to just keep driving it, it won't hurt anything. This is my only livlihood and I am between jobs and really need to know what is wrong. Any help so far is appreciated.
Thank you very much!!!
#1221 of 1443 Re: geo prizm 1991 engine block coolant drain [bereket]
Sep 10, 2008 (7:24 am)
the coolant drain plug is located below the exhaust manifold near oil pan.
#1222 of 1443 Re: geo prizm 1991 engine block coolant drain [bereket]
Sep 10, 2008 (3:52 pm)
the drain plug should be under the exhaust manifold.
#1223 of 1443 Re: geo prizm 1991 engine block coolant drain [glenpointe]
Sep 10, 2008 (3:53 pm)
your problem sounds like the fuel filter clogging up.
#1224 of 1443 Need help on 91 geo prism
Sep 14, 2008 (6:35 pm)
Hello, im trying to change my oilpan gasket, but i cant figure it out how to take out the metal bracket under the oilpan. i took already out some of the bolts but still cant take that thing off. is anyone of you can give me an idea how to take this out?
one more question. if i dont use my car for one day or so by the time im using it when i step on the gas pedal it feels the engine is running out of gas and the engine dies. a friend of mine told me to change the gas filter. so, i replace the gas filter already and it did work ok but after a couple of months it went back again. anybody can help me?
#1225 of 1443 Re: Need help on 91 geo prism [geolabo]
Sep 15, 2008 (5:37 am)
I can not answer your first question but for your second issue I might have a solution.Get Lucas Fuel treatment/upper cylinder lubricant (it is on sale at checkers/advanceautoparts/kraeger (?) 5.25oz is 3 dollar) pour it into the gas tank before you fill it up with gas.It should help if the problem is dirty injectors.
Also it might be related to dirty old spark plugs.When did you change/have spark plugs changed?If recently, are you sure they are gapped according to specs? Even a little water contact with spark plug can cause problems. Hope you solve it.