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Constantly Dying 1993 GEO MTETRO 3 CYLINDER HATCHBACK AUTOMATIC

I have a 1993 GEO MTETRO 3 CYLINDER HATCHBACK. AUTOMATIC.
It is CONSTANTLY dying at every stop and acceleration is so horrible that I have been almost hit several times in the middle of the road. Once it gets going it is seems to be fine. It will die at EVERY stop, and forwards/backwards, sometimes several times before I shift it fast enough and hit the accelerator fast enough as well. It does seem to sound different like a "stronger muffler" sound with occasional muffler/exhaust popping sound.

I had the fuel filter replaced and it was 3/4 stopped up. But it didn't help it one bit.

It starts up fine when the "starter" doesn't make that shrill misfire sound. I usually turn the ignition off and it starts up fine if the battery isn't dead.

When I say dead battery I have to start it so many times in a day that it drains the battery and I have to charge it to use it again or get home.

I am about to pull my hair out. I am on a fixed income and this really sucks as this car gets about 40 miles to the gallon and is a huge gas saver.

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  • drpepperok Jun 20, 2009

    Fuel pump works fine.

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Have you had someone check to see if the fuel pump is working properly? Locate the pump, and if its not inside the tank have someone listen as you turn the key on. If the pump is working let me know and I will look deeper into it.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

  • Jacob Blackwood
    Jacob Blackwood Jun 20, 2009

    Odd... Something I would try would be some fuel injection cleaner. Stop by your local gas station and grab a bottle of it. One bottle treats up to so many gallons of gas so just read the instructions. You get what you pay for so the brand and price is up to you...

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