Question about 1991 Geo Prizm
As I was driving the clutch got looser every time I pushed it in. Then the gears would'nt shift. I got it home and a friend came by and said it needed gear oil. It was empty so he put brake fluid in it. I got it going ok then but now when I try to drive it, its like the clutch isn't in.
If It Was Empty Did You Bleed The System Like You Do Brakes? If That Dont Work You Might Need A Master Or Slave Cylinder But First Check To See If You Still Have Fluid In It Then Bleed It
Posted on Apr 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It needs a fluid change,and filter,in the transmission,also,add a additive called LUBEGUARD from napa auto parts,when you ask for the additive,be sure to get the one for gm,this additive keeps the valve body slick,and moving,this is the problem,your filter,and ,or,the fluid is dirty,and causing hydraulic problems,and valves to stick in the valve body in the transmission.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
With ALL due respect, I speak from a 30 year Career of AUTO & Heavy Truck Experence of Fleet Management and Personal Customer Auto Care, and by NO means do I mean any Disrespect to you here.
As Long as is Does Not grind while UP SHIFTING you R fine , DOWNSHIFTING into 1st Gear BEFORE 20 mph is a Disaster Waiting to Happen EXAMPLE> Just BECAUSE a car CAN run at 120mph does not Mean One SHOULD do it. If it downshifted to 1st gear before 20 mph with OTHER Clutch that was due to WEAR, there MAY be a bit of AIR in the Release bearing or Slave cylinder, That needs to be BLED OUT, DOWNSHIFTING IS NOT A recommended Practice Unless its an EMERGENCY STOP condition, as It Causes Premature Wear on Clutch Disc. I Know this MAY seem UNTRUE as you may have done it for years But IN FACT A Clutch is MADE to Simply Get From LOWER GEAR TO HIGHER GEAR, but if you Downshift ALL of the time you WILL Subject the Clutch to TWICE the WEAR you Should THUS WEARING it OUT TWICE AS FAST $ thats $$$$. A good number of shops wont Advise you this Far as it Would REDUCE THERE Profit. I Hope I Have shed some Light on this delima, And Think of the MONEY you Can SAVE on TWICE the Longevity with 1 Clutch Job. Again I hope this Helps you, And If you FEEL that I Deserve A GOOD RATING Please do so ,as Most folks get there Answers and GO without Rating US LoL Thank You !
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
The accelator cable is "Y" shaped. one side goes to the carb and the other to the tranmission. If you have the carb.side too tight it will give you the problem that you are having.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
The overdrive light is flashing because there is a diagnostic code stored in the Transmission control mudule.You will need to have the codes pulled to know where the problem is.The 2nd gear only condition is not a symptom, it is limp mode caused by the code being stored.There are about 30 different problems that can cause limp mode,so there is no way to guess.There is a procedure to pull codes that I can give you if you want to do it yourself.Just let me know,Thanks!
Posted on Mar 25, 2011
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