Question about 1997 Geo Metro
3cyl, or 4cyl, never ask for engine help not stating the engine options.
A/T tranny Right not STICK shift manual..
stuck in 3rd but trans is ok. (a gross contradiction if ever)
why not listen to him, if it stuck in any gear , there will be huge power loss. why not scan it."? is your mech, a non ASE? tech?
(if you mech, can say which end is bad, find a new mech)
get the errors. from the engine and the trans.
here is the easy way to see which is wrong.
1: do the FSM stated transmission stall test. this takes me 1min.
a: hand brake set hard.
b: car pointed is safe direction (mother inlaw?, LOL)
c: chock front wheels to ground. (aka; blocking wheels)
d: warm engine and cold (i try both , due to trans, fail both)
e: foot on service brake pedal. hard, say 50lbs force.
f: WOT the engine, wide open throttle (per FSM)
g: read the tachmeter, (on dash or tool) or scanner.
all USA cars 97 you can read RPM with any scan tool ever made.
h: see RPM rise and stop, this is STALL speed.
what your doing here is making poor mans DYNO.
if the tranny slips, the RPM goes out of control. tranny bad.
if the tranny dont slip RPM look like this. it loads up and goes
to near 2000 rpm. and holds, (full engine power)
if the engine is weak, the RPM will be less. (read the FSM)
google "automatic transmission stall test"
or read the FSM in the the on car test for A/T? there are many.
once you know which end is bad, we can diagnose that too.
have you done the 60k miles service yet? if not , why not do that now.
spark parts, filters, yada,yada. ,need list , its in the operators guide
and in the FSM. both.
Posted on Mar 30, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 02, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
Sep 19, 2010 | 1996 GMC Jimmy
Jun 08, 2010 | 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Apr 19, 2010 | 1994 Oldsmobile 88
Apr 10, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer
Dec 14, 2009 | 2006 Hummer H3
Dec 03, 2009 | 1996 GMC Jimmy
Nov 19, 2009 | 1993 Isuzu Rodeo
Nov 19, 2009 | 2003 GMC Sierra 1500
Nov 16, 2009 | 1994 GMC Sierra
115 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: