Question about 1994 Geo Metro
So have a 1994 Geo prizm, left the key in the on possition by accident at my house for a day or two. When I tried to start the car the battery was dead (no real shocker there). Jumped the car with the current vehicle I'm driving now and it worked fine. two more days pass and the same problem has occured. I replaced the battery with a new one but now my car won't start (no turn over or anything) when I turn the key I might as well be hearing impared because nothing happens. Also my radio doesn't work along with my brake and tail lights, windshield wipers, and all of my dash lights except the one with the battery on it. headlights and dome light do work however. any idea's would be welcomed because I would live to get this fixed
Check the wires that connect to the battery. Make sure where it connects to the battery is clean of any corrosion. Also follow the wires (positive and negative) to their next connection and clean those areas also. My guess is that your positive wire is not getting a good connection at the starter, thus breaking the circuit and only allowing a little bit of power to get to your vehicle.
Where the positive meets the starter, remove the connection and use sand paper and a steel brush to clean the area on the starter it seats to. Also make sure the connector on the wire itself is clean.
For the negative wire, follow it to where it connects to your frame and clean it up there also.
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
Since you replaced the battery,you might want to check the positive terminal on the battery and make sure that none of the smaller wires(if any)that go to the positive terminal did not come off.make sure they are clean and making good contact and do the same with the ground wire also.the problem has to be with the battery or terminals because that is the only thing that was replaced.once you get the car running you might want to get your charging system and battery checked just to be on the safe side. hope this info helps.take care and good luck, manny
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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