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Won't start, no spark.

My car started losing power as I was driving down the road so I pulled over & turned it off. Popped the hood & check battery cables, water, oil, connections, etc. Then tried to start it again & it tries to start but it's not getting any spark. I had to leave it on the side of the road til I can figure out what the problem is. Can you help me?

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  • Monica Leigh
    Monica Leigh Feb 07, 2009

    By the way, it's a 1993 Geo Metro, not a 94. Not sure if that matters.

    What about the distributor or coil?

    Thanks for responding so quickly. Hate to leave my car on the side of the road, never know these days... :(

  • Monica Leigh
    Monica Leigh Feb 07, 2009

    LOL, My little Tonka... I got it a Toys R Us, it even came with a remote control... LOL.. Just kidding... But I hear ya, it could be anything. So here's an update: It took me awhile to get it to pass smog a few months back. It was running on only 2 cyls., imagine that, so replaced the head. Still didn't pass smog, so replaced the Cat. Converter, still didn't pass. The check engine light has been intermittent, & of course came on while I was at the Smog shop, so automatically didn't pass... Well, at that point I was outta money & due in court the next morning to show the judge I have fixed the problem, so I disconnected the battery, reconnected it & it passed... :) :) I know the next thing I need to replace is the EGR valve, but that wouldn't cause my current problem? right? I'm thinking Distributor??

    I just broke down a few hours ago, so I don't think they will tow it that quick. I believe they tag the car first. I don't have full coverage so couldn't get towing & not in the budget to have it towed. I plan to get back to my car by morning to resolve this problem... I hope. lol.

  • Monica Leigh
    Monica Leigh Feb 07, 2009

    Thank You Kindly for trying to help. It will work out ok, it always does.

    Take Care.




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Check the wires. That happened to me once, I thought the car had died...the ignition wire had dissconnected itself from the distributor. It seems simple, but it took me a while to think to look for it.

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You might check the crank and cam sensors

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  • Ronnie Houston Feb 07, 2009

    on those little cars it could be just about anything. i would see about getting it towed home beofre the couty claims it as their own as an abandonded vehicle...

  • Ronnie Houston Feb 07, 2009

    i wish you the best of luck with it.i cant imagine having my vehicle break down but it happened to me once several years ago and i had to walk 46 miles to the next town and it was a very long one wanted to give us a ride with all the people that passed us by no one would stop for us. so anyway good luck and i hope it all works out ok



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