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Chevrolet Prizm, Geo Prizm, Sedan
#1434 of 1443 Re: Geo Prizm spark plug gaps [jcjimenezl]
Dec 08, 2011 (5:27 pm)
Hello...if you wouldn't mind, could you please email to me the PDF manual for the 1997 Geo Prism. I need to get some spark plugs for my car as it is riding a bit rough.
#1435 of 1443 Re: where does it go? [keithh1]
Dec 27, 2011 (5:11 am)
As a continuation to the discussion of where the oil goes on 1998 Prizm: First it was leaking from the PCV grommet on the valve cover. Then valve cover gasket was also dried out and cracked and thus leaking. We'll see if that's finally fixed all the oil leaks.
#1436 of 1443 1998 Chevy Prizm front wheel bearing
Apr 17, 2012 (3:22 pm)
The driver's side front tire will wobble back and forth when the car is jacked up off the ground. To me, this means a bad wheel bearing. The parts store wants to sell me the entire front spindle and bearing kit. The bearing is not pressed on yet though. I haven't got the car up on jackstands yet to see how hard this will be. Anybody done this job?
#1437 of 1443 Re: where does it go? [keithh1]
Apr 17, 2012 (3:27 pm)
Replying to myself... I did fix all the oil leaks in my 1998 Prizm and it still uses oil. Where does it go? It goes past the rings and into the combustion chamber. I removed the oil cap while the engine was running and oil smoke came out. The dreaded blow-by. I guess the EGR system recycles enough oil smoke through the system that it doesn't put a lot out the tailpipe--not even enough to notice, but it's definitely burning oil. I have a friend with a Prizm AND a Corolla and they BOTH do the same thing. Another friend has a Corolla and it does it as well. All four cars are under 200,000 miles. Oh well.
#1438 of 1443 93 Geo Prizm engine swap???
May 21, 2012 (12:26 pm)
I have a 93 Geo prizm with the 4AFE 1.6 Liter engine. how feasable is it to swap it out for a 4A-GZE, or even better, a 20 Valve 4A-GE with vvt. i was thinking of flashing the ecu but am not sure what programmer i can use since its obd1. im looking to get more low end power from my car, and so far have put an induction system, iridium spark plugs, and plan to get a high flow muffler soon. any suggestions, or what would be involved to swap out the engine? Thanks!
#1439 of 1443 '96 Prizm Seat Belt Latch???
Jun 20, 2012 (6:32 am)
I have a '96 Geo Prizm in need of the latch portion for the driver's seat belt (latch portion actually bolts to the seat). It appears there were two different size mechanisms in use. The new part I got from Toyota for a '96 Corolla as well as a latch from a junk yard from a '95 Prizm was for a seat belt tab that's about 1 1/8" wide. But my seat belt tab is only about 7/8" wide and will not work in the wider latch.
Does anyone know where I can get the narrower style latch? Or of someone who rebuilds seat belt latches?
Thanks very much. Bob
#1440 of 1443 My gf has a 1999 prizm 1.8
Jun 23, 2012 (9:55 pm)
Her check engine light is on for evap I know its the canister frilter since can't fix by cap replacement or fuel treatment. Other issue is it keeps bogging down til you hit about 2600 rpms changed plugs and wires valve cover gasket and the random missfire P0300 P0302 P0303 went away when change plugs. Now it is still bogging down after change and codes were cleared the number 2 and 3 cylinder are working but not as much as 1 and 4 is they are very sluggish. We are thinking its a fuel injector since they have 139000 miles on them. Any insight? If any answer are out there working on this tomorrow I will have my cell 3154069729 could use some help can't get the parts yet just going to pull the top of motor apart to make sure no leaks.
#1441 of 1443 Cooling Fan Mystery
Aug 26, 2012 (2:02 pm)
1990 Prism, VIN code 6; 150,000m.
When I switch it on ignition, [when engine is cold] the cooling and air conditioner [its turned off]
fans come on at the same time. I've tested the temperature switch and it's fine. I've looked at the relays and fuses and they seem fine also. Any ideas?
#1442 of 1443 1999 Prizm cabin filter
Mar 01, 2013 (7:01 pm)
Does anyone know if the 1999 Chevy Prizm has a cabin filter and if so, how do I get to it?
#1443 of 1443 Re: 1999 Prizm cabin filter [davec4]
Mar 01, 2013 (9:56 pm)
It does not have a cabin filter. Basically, same car as a '99 Corolla.