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1991 Metro does not always start.

Recently purchased 1991 Metro 1 Liter Manual transmission, 200000 miles. Always starts cold. When hot it sometimes does not always start- engine and starter do not turn. Acts like the starter solenoid engages as there is a large power drain (voltage drop -heater fan slows down), I hear some kind of noise but not really the "click" of a solenoid that I am used to. I bought the car from my neighbor who had this trouble and he always pumped the clutch several times and it always started, which seems to work but does not make any sense as to why it would. Is this a starter or a starter solenoid problem or some other strange Metro problem? jeb

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  • JOHN BOURQUIN Jan 26, 2009

    Why would the clutch switch under the dash only stick when the engine is hot?

  • JOHN BOURQUIN Jan 26, 2009

    the power drain that slows down the heater fan shows that the safety switch much be working.

  • JOHN BOURQUIN Oct 07, 2011

    I changed the starter and solenoid and have had no more problems. I tried to change just the solenoid but the solenoid I was able to purchase did not fit my starter. jeb



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We have been experiancing about the same problem. Believe it is a fuse link in line somewhere?( Like to know where it is at that's for sure!) any help out there on it's location?
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The safety switch under the clutch pedal is sticking.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • Troy Bennett Jan 26, 2009

    no when you let the car sit for a long time our the the next day the switch will un stick thats why it will crank when its cold i had a car that done this and it drove me crazy trying to find the prob this my not be the same as yours when you said you pump the clutch pedal it sounded like the switch but it could be a bad starter too i hope you will find the prob and i hoped i help you some



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