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1996 Geo Prism, How to remove old ignition switch when there is no key?

My son lost the key for ignition, the ignition has been switched already from a previous owner. Do I have to drill the ignition to turn to AC or On position and then push some kind of pin?

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Right under the master brake cylinder, its really hard to replace it. It has 2 screws, one bolt on top and the bottom one needs to be screwed off under the car

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SOURCE: 94 geo prism-A/C stopped cooling-fan fine-green AC button not lit

I had the exact same problem with my 95 Geo. It was the AC Compressor, but before you go and get one there are other things you can check first just to be sure it is your compressor. I took it to a mechanic and he made sure that it was none of the fuses, then he hooked up the AC relay switch to the battery directly and you could hear the compressor switch on, that made the green light turn on again. It still wouldn't cool so he manually tried to turn the AC Compressor clutch and it wouldn't buge. So I went to the junkyard pick one up for about $100 and had it switched out. If I had the extra cash I would of paid double for the new one, but it was something I didn't budget for. It cools but not as great as the old one or a new one would.

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SOURCE: 1994 geo prism will not start but does turn over

i have a 95 corolla which has same motor, i replaced distributor coils all that turns out it wasthe am2 under thehood fuse box

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it is o2 curcuit (bank 1 sensor 2)

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Could also be an electrical problem not limited to the motor. Any good with a multimeter?

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