1992 Geo Metro LSI Automatic Intermittent start problem
The car starts about half the time. The other time the engine won't even turn over. Seems to happen most often after it has been running a while then turned off. Can't get started again, all the warning lights come on but the engine will not crank. Jiggling the shift lever in park seems to help. The engine has eventually started each time so we have not have had to tow the car.
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It could be the starter, test the small wire going to the starter, it should have power when turning the key to start/crank. If it does, and the starter will not crank the engine, whack it with a hammer, if it then starts, replace the starter. If there is no power to the starter, then it could be the ignition switch, or the neutral switch, or a fuse/link blown.
this could be the serpentine belt at the front of the engine it could be warn and needs replacing, but this could also be the signe of a warn bearing ie idler bearing, waterpump bearing, alternator bearing, power stearing pump bearing, best to get it checked, as a belt is only a few bucks, where as the others could be allot more, should i say will be...hope this helps
I always get either the Chilton's Manual or the Haynes Repair Manual (my favorite) for about $20 - $35 at Auto Zone or Pep Boys or any other Retail Auto Parts Store. These give not only fluid specs [capacities and recommended types], but also step by step detailed instructions on repairing anything wrong with that specific model of car, based on a complete tear down and rebuild. A must for used car owners.