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Engine makes noise when accelerate

Geo Prizm just hit 170,000 yesterday, now when I accelerate it makes a noise.

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Noise , that takes real ears, and we dont have them online.
take it to a shop, finding some noises,can be very dangerous.
i use a remote wireless stethoscope to do that , with zero risk.
first find where noise comes from, front , left ,top , bottom, engine
tranny, cat shields, axles , wheel bearings, etc. find the general location
then work from there,
get help, from the living and present with car.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013


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you'll have to pull off the interior panel. window in the up position. on the lock cylinder there is a clip that you have to pull off and an arm that actuates the lock. pop the lock out. reverse to install.

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SOURCE: 94 Geo Prizm CV or driveaxle?

on this type of vehichle, you have two axles in the front; one going to each side. Chances are that the boot at the axle joint was torn and that is why you are having problem. In teh past people used to replace the boot, this day and age its actually cheaper to replace the axle. So you would need to replace that side of the axle (the half shaft).

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SOURCE: 1994 GEO Prizm Fuel Guage

You need to replace your fuel sending unit. It is located inside of the gas tank.
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SOURCE: geo prizm stereo radio wiring diagram

1994 Geo Car Stereo Wiring Schematic
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: White
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: White/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Yellow
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red/Green
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/Blue
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Red
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Green/Black
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Black

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SOURCE: 94 geo prizm has excessive engine vibration at

I have two vehicles that are 1993. When they get that old, rubber starts to dry rot. I have had the same problem on my 1993 Dodge Intrepid. My problem lies in the motor mounts and the transmission mounts. After replacing these items, it runs like a champ.

You can visually determine if you motor mounts are dry rotted. Look under the hood and, with a flashlight, look on either side of the motor. There should be a crossmember running parallel to the axles. On this crossmember will be two (one on either side) large rubber pieces sitting inside a metal holder. These are your motor mounts. If they are cracked and split, they need replacing. Also, if you can run your fingers across one and your fingers turn black, it is not oil... it's rubber powder.

Conclusion: If your motor mounts are dry and cracked, then so are your transmission mounts. You'll want to have them replaced by a professional. If installed by a novice or my a "Mom & Pop" garage, your new mounts may split under stress caused by improper installation... a headache you do not want.

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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