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1990 geo wont start!

I was backin out of my driveway, it died. it will no start at all, its getting gas and fire, please help

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  • djennifernea Nov 11, 2008

    i have a 1990 geo metro that will not start

  • BB Stacker Mar 23, 2009

    Just re-built a 90 geo metro. Rebuilt head, rings, and bearings. The car was running when I parked it. Now after reassembly and lots of confusion on aligning the timing marks, it will not start. I have spark and it is getting gas. It tries to start and shot flame from the carb once. Seems like a timing issue to me but not getting any where with that. Please help. Albert.



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With the limited information given, I will have to assume that you are certain that the injector/injectors are "firing" properly. You said you are getting fire, so I will assume that you have definitely found a spark. The only things needed to make an engine run are air, fuel, and fire. You just have to have everything in the right order. It sounds as if you have a timing belt that may have been a little to loose, and has now jumped a few teeth, causing the valves to open and close at the wrong times. This is one of the only things that could have happened, and still allow you to have spark, as the timing belt runs the camshaft, which runs the distributor. The last thing that I could think of would be contaminated fuel, or low fuel pressure.....You would have fuel, maybe not enough, but you would have fuel. First thing I would check, would be the ignition timing, just to make sure the belt has not jumped time.

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