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Chevrolet Prizm, Geo Prizm, Sedan
Aug 05, 2005 (8:27 am)
I have a 1994 Geo Prizm. 162,000 miles. Car starts...but when pushing on the gas it hesitates and chokes, then revs up. When driving it lurches forward some and loses power even on straight aways....going up hill is a real challenge. When pushing the pedal all the way to the floor, the passing gear doesn't engage, but you smell gas. Any suggestions?
Also looking for a hood, any ideas for a cheap replacement as this is just a work car.
#912 of 1447 Re: Which Transmission Do I have? [jaw52489]
Aug 05, 2005 (8:32 am)
Does it have a small button on the gear selector below the lock-out button? If it does not, then 3 speed.
#913 of 1447 Re: Which Transmission Do I have? [mcdawgg]
Aug 05, 2005 (11:52 am)
no it does not, was the overdrive not available for 3-speed and standard on all 4-speeds?
#914 of 1447 Re: Which Transmission Do I have? [jaw52489]
Aug 05, 2005 (12:22 pm)
See my message #890. I have the same transmission as you do. The 4-speed is the same tranny as the 3-speed on Prizms and Corollas with the addition of the 4th gear which some call "overdrive". The button on the driver's side of the shifter is to lock out this overdrive for steep hills, etc. Most of the used Prizms and Corollas I looked at were 3-speeds. I don't know if this is representative of the general population of Prizms/Corollas or just the ones for sale. Had I bought new, I would have gotten a 4 speed auto or 5 speed manual, but I bought this one used with a 3 speed because it was a good deal otherwise. If your driving is mostly city or short distance, it doesn't matter, but the 4 or 5 speed would be better on the highway (for fuel economy and engine noise).
#915 of 1447 ??? Question About the Cruise Control on a 96 Geo Prizm LSi
Aug 06, 2005 (5:26 pm)
I just bought a 96 Geo Prizm LSi, and it's a real nice car, everything's working fine, except the cruise control's acting a little weird. You know how normally when you set a speed and wanna cancel it, you can either hit cancel or simply step on the break paddle, correct? Well, when I wanna slow down after I cruise for a little while and step on the break, there's this little clicking sound going on when I hit the break. It's just this one click that's it, does that sound normal to you guys? Or something's going wrong?
I'd really appreciate your help!
#916 of 1447 Shake Rattle & Row/ Cracked Manifold
Aug 08, 2005 (12:28 pm)
I have a 1993 Geo Prizm with 234,000 miles, 5 speed. You are probably wondering why I would complain about anything on this car but I want to keep it for one more year and need some guidance. I have a cracked manifold. I have changed manifolds three times since purchasing this car and want to know if it is time to give the car a fond farewell or fix it. Other than the cracked manifold and a few shakes and rattles (not sure why it is happening), all is well with my little honey. Please give me your best car advise.
#917 of 1447 Re: Shake Rattle & Row/ Cracked Manifold [zoominghom]
Aug 11, 2005 (2:00 pm)
Cracked exhaust manifold is a known problem with these cars. I had one with a cracked manifold for years and the car ran a bit loud but otherwise fine. Don't worry about it unless there are no other symptoms like overheating or emissions test failure.
#918 of 1447 98 CD player in 94?
Aug 11, 2005 (2:58 pm)
Has any of you tried to fit a newer OEM stereo for Prizm (w/CD) into an older car? Will it work? I have a 94 Prizm and want to know if a CD player from 98 or other years would fit.
#919 of 1447 Lsi or regular Prizm model?
Aug 13, 2005 (2:42 pm)
How can I tell if I have an Lsi or regular version Prizm?
#920 of 1447 Anyone use Goodyear Comfortreds
Aug 13, 2005 (3:19 pm)
on your prizm?
If yes, opinions?