Question about 1995 Geo Metro
I was driving down a two lane road at about 35 mph and the car jerked, then engine died and now will not start. The lights work, the wipers work, the heater fan works. When I turn the key to start nothing happens, no starter turning over. Car runs fine, engine has about 40,000 and tranny was replaced with a used one about three weeks ago. Any idea what may have happened?
It could be you've lost the electrical ground connection to the engine. Follow the large cable from the negative post of the battery to where it bolts onto the engine and check if it's loose. If it's not you may have a bigger problem.
I would like to be optimistic, and I hope I'm wrong, but what you describe sound like the engine has seized. You can check by putting a socket wrench on the big bolt in the center of the main pulley at the front of the engine at the bottom. I suggest using a long-handled "break-over bar". Make sure the transmission is in neutral and try to turn it by pulling the handle towards the front of the car. It normally takes some muscle to move it, but if you give it all you've got and it doesn't budge, something's seized up. If it moves but still won't start, I'm all out of guesses.
If it won't move, the next step, if you choose to go further, is to take the timing belt cover off, remove the timing belt, and try turning the camshaft and crankshaft to see which one's frozen.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The fan relay may be malfunctioning (the fan relay is what actually switches the fan on and off and gets its signal from the ECM, which in turn gets its signal from the temp sensor) testing/replacing the relay and temp sensor would be the best thing to start with,... unless you notice any additional (non factory) wire attached to the power wires to the fan. Sometimes folks, in an attmpt to fix an overheating or fan relay problem, attach a ignition switched positive lead from the fusebox or other switched source to the positive poer lead on the fan,.. making the fan run whenever the ignition is switched on.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
SOURCE: 1996 Geo Metro 4 cylinder
look at this post, this may help, I am having the same problem and am going to try to find one of these parts.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
Even though the lights work, the battery may still be just short on power to turn the motor over thus the clicking. Try charging the battery or jumping, if you still get a clicking it would be the starter solenoid. Considering the year you may just want to replace the whole starter.
Posted on May 18, 2009
SOURCE: 97 Geo Metro will not start
IF you are able to jump the vehicle using cables connected to another car then it is a power issue, if the vehicle stays running after starter you can most likely rule out the regulator, it sound like the battery is weak and dieing, it can be strong enough to run the radio without having the power to start the ignition.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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There is probably something shorting the front turn signal wires; the car is supposed to turn the signal light circut on and leave it on if it detects a burned out light bulb. The flashers, however, are supposed to work normally no matter what happens.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
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