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Chevrolet Prizm, Geo Prizm, Sedan
#1284 of 1448 Re: 2000 geo prizm [joyce22]
Apr 10, 2009 (3:05 pm)
It is not a Chevy engine. Why take it to Chevy dealer? Take it to anyone who knows Toyotas well.
It might be a clogged fuel filter. Incorrect idle speed, or damp/damaged distributor components, faulty or incorrectly gapped spark plugs, faulty spark plug wires, faulty emissions system components, vacuum leak in the fuel injection system, intake manifold or vacuum hoses.
I do not think it is because of the ECM/computer. My bet is distributor.But before that check the spark plugs and wires.Easier/cheaper to do.
#1285 of 1448 intermitent starting problems
May 10, 2009 (8:50 am)
I have a 1998 Chevy prizm. When the weather was cool sometimes it wouldn't start. I would turn the key and the lights on the dash would go on but it didn't turn over or make a sound. After a few tries it would turn over. Now that the weather has warmed it starts every time. I replaced my battery about 1 month ago.
#1286 of 1448 lights on gear shift
May 10, 2009 (12:39 pm)
I have a 1998 Chevy prism. Lights on gear shift did not go on at night when I turned on my headlights. Pulled onto a sloped driveway put on the brakes on and it lit up. I normally park on a fairly flat surface.
#1287 of 1448 starter issues
May 11, 2009 (1:24 pm)
ok so i have pulled the starter from my '92 prizm but there doesnt seem to be a spot to pull it completly out. there is three things in my way those would be, the passenger CV joint, the suspension brace, and the intake. if someone has an idea on how to completely remove it so that i can replace it plz respond
May 12, 2009 (6:37 am)
Hi - I'm new to this Forum stuff - WooHoo!! I have a 2001 Prizm w/ 1.8 liter. Is that a toyota engine or a mistubishi engine. I have a knocking that sounds like lifter noise, but can't find any info on replacement lifters??
Also, My wife and have had four prizms. One was good for 250,000 miles +. Two others met with untimely deaths, and my fourth is going strong...so far!!
Thanks for your help!!
#1289 of 1448 Re: starter issues [ru4it]
May 12, 2009 (9:56 am)
'1/Disconnect the negative battery cable,
2/Remove the air cleaner assembly with hose,
3/Disconnect all the wiring from the starter terminals,
4/Remove the starter mounting bolts. Remove the starter.'
For 4A-F, 4A-FE and 7A-FE engines. No mention of CV joints, suspension brace or intake.
#1290 of 1448 Re: 01 Prizm engine [meatypetey]
May 12, 2009 (9:58 am)
It is a Corolla engine.If it is 2001 it must be VVT-i type engine, with variable valve timing intelligence.
What is the odometer reading on this Prizm?
#1291 of 1448 Re: Geo Prizm spark plug gaps [jcjimenezl]
May 12, 2009 (1:34 pm)
WHO EVER HAS the MANUAL for the 1992 GEO Prizm.. I NEED The wiring for the radio.. PLEASE HELP FAST.. volleyballdrew2yahoo.com
#1292 of 1448 Re: starter issues [ru4it]
May 12, 2009 (5:54 pm)
I have replaced the starter on my 94 prizm (twice) Try pulling the starter out from on top instead of dropping it down.
May 12, 2009 (6:38 pm)
you can get it out from the top. I had done it few times.