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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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