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Chevrolet Prizm, Geo Prizm, Sedan
#1412 of 1443 Re: Vibrations in prizm [ucfknight1]
Apr 12, 2011 (6:21 am)
It almost sounds like you took it to a Tires Plus store - as they always manage to "find" problems with every car that comes in!
I have a 1999 Prism with over 275,000 miles on it, and have never had to replace any of what you've been told.
I'd take it to a reputable mechanic (if any still exist today) to get it checked out.
Either way, I would not spend $2300 to get it fixed... I'd use that money to find a newer used car.
#1413 of 1443 Re: Vibrations in prizm [ucfknight1]
Apr 12, 2011 (6:32 am)
If you can feel it in the steering wheel at high speed (55+ mph), chances are it is a badly worn tire or a bent wheel. Start with the cheap and easy fixes first.
#1414 of 1443 Re: Vibrations in prizm [ruddneck]
Apr 12, 2011 (8:37 am)
Also could be a wheel bearing.
May 15, 2011 (4:32 pm)
I have a 94 prizm with the 1.6. While driving it will just shutdown, starts right back up, and will be fine. Just never know when it will do it. It has a complete tuneup, new fuel filter and fuel pump. Check engine light has not come on. Any suggestions? Thank you
#1416 of 1443 Re: stalling out [hubbsy176]
May 16, 2011 (10:01 am)
It happened to my 1994 Prizm too.
Mine was related to corroded battery poles. Just get a battery post cleaner (wire brush), clean the rust, then add a a few drops of hot watyer+baking soda mix over the rusty part, clean the residue and then tighten the battery cables. I hope it solves your problem too.
May 16, 2011 (1:54 pm)
Thanks I will try that.
#1418 of 1443 growling noise in front end
May 24, 2011 (11:51 pm)
just had a constant growling noise pop up out of nowhere and is consistent starting around 20mph tryin to pinpoint the noise anyone have any ideas?
#1419 of 1443 Opinion on differential fluid.
Jun 22, 2011 (9:07 pm)
1990 Geo Prizm; Vin code6. LSI; 3spd. Auto.
I'm aware that the correct fluid for the differential part of the transaxle is ATF. according to the manufacture. Have you ever heard of people putting in gear oil instead [80W-90]. I've had several mechanics tell me that this an an accepted fluid. I had to have a transaxle installed in my Prizm recently and the installer used gear oil [80W-90] instead of the ATF. for the diff. And he's certain that it's alright.
What do you folks think of this. Thank you for your opinions.
Sep 26, 2011 (2:58 pm)
Well I found a local junk yard that is very reasonable. Bought the throttle body and the distributor. Ran it until problem started and changed throttle body, same thing. Replaced distibutor and runs great. I bought both of those items along with an antenna and rim/tire combo for a total of $80.00. Thanks for the input. See if we can get another 207,000 miles out of her.
#1421 of 1443 95 Geo Prizm - Dashboard oil light
Oct 02, 2011 (5:52 pm)
Since yesterday oil light like this : http://autorepair.about.com/od/lightsbuzzers/qt/oil_light.htm is on. Can anyone please tell me what does it infer? My car has run 101k. It has run 3300 miles since last oil change. I will be getting it changed soon. But I would like to know if there could be any more problems.