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Chevrolet Prizm, Geo Prizm, Sedan
#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.
#1226 of 1443 removing the oil pan steps
Sep 15, 2008 (5:59 am)
Disconnect battery ground cable.
Raise and support vehicle.
Drain engine oil.
Remove righthand undercover.
Remove oil pan bolts.
Remove oil pan.
Reverse procedure to install.
Fot GSI model, you have to remove the exhaust pipe.
#1227 of 1443 Re: Need help on 91 geo prism [geoblue]
Sep 15, 2008 (1:52 pm)
im thinking also that injector might be the problem too. thats the thing i havent replace the spark plug yet and i dont know about that spark plug specs. isn't it once you buy a spark plug its already gapped?
#1228 of 1443 Re: removing the oil pan steps [glenpointe]
Sep 15, 2008 (2:03 pm)
the thing is i cant take that metal piece under the oil pan. i already took out some of the bolts but theres two more that connects to the tranny.
#1229 of 1443 Re: couple of problems.... [dj_mr]
Sep 22, 2008 (9:19 am)
I also have a 2000 chevy Prizm and the fan only works on high. no other setting works but high. any ideas as to what to replace?
for message #1190, did you ever figure out how to fix??