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92 Geo Metro won't start

The car ran good yesterday now it won't start. It has spark to the plugs can smell gas in carb but won't fire.

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  • syncnsarc Feb 24, 2009

    1989 Pontiac Firefly won't start. I checked the timing, and it is bang on. There is spark, and I have replaced the plugs, wires, rotor and cap. Also, I removed and cleaned the throttle body, and there is fuel pressure. I recharged the battery, and checked all the lines and hoses. The injector looks good, and sprays properly, I believe. I tried ether, too. I am baffled.

  • slowroller Mar 19, 2009

    My 1992 Geo Metro conv. has intermitent starting/running problem. It would not start (power to coil, but no spark out). Replaced coil and it started and ran great for (2) short trips (5-7mi each). Next trip it quit and would not start again (towed home). Now it will (some times) start and run for a few minutes and quit again. When it doesn't start it still shows power to ign coil--no spark out. Has new plugs, dist. cap, rotor and pick up coil. Tried different ign coils with same result. ANY IDEAS???

  • samuel Knop May 11, 2010

    is there gas on the plugs?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I cleaned and gapped the spark plugs and now it idles way too fast

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Sounds like your timing belt has slipped or broken, bad news is it is a interference engine, talking rebuild if that is the problem.

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