Question about 1994 Geo Metro
1994 Geo Metro 3 cylinder, (1.1 liters, I think). 180,000 miles. Car was not running well at the time, seemed to have a broken Throttle Positioning Sensor, because I had to keep the engine revs high when idling, or it would stall.
When the engine failed, I was in a parking lot, just barely started backing up, slightly gunning the motor to keep the revs up, and suddenly I heard a pop just as the motor died.
Opened the hood and found that the alternator belt had broken. Had someone else look inside the oil cap to see if the cam shaft would turn when I cranked the engine over. It did not, so we knew that the timing belt was also broken.
Now I am in the process of trying to replace both belts. How do I go about replacing the timing belt on this car, and is it even worth trying to fix. Because I worry that the cylinders might have been damaged. Are my odds any good at all? I am not a mechanic, but have had my hands in an engine before.
Hi 94 metro 180,000 on the clock save your money the valves will have hit the piston so they will be bent and only if your lucky the pistons might not be damaged but then you do the head it will blow the bottom half of the engine out before to long and you have to find out what the oridginal problem is and put right cut your loses sell the car as weigh in valve scrap you should get £100-£150 put it to another car
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