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The transmission in my 91 geo prizm whines and grinds when i put into reverse but wont move and needs forced out of reverse but it locks up the front wheels when its driving forward. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: 94 Geo Prizm CV or driveaxle?

on this type of vehichle, you have two axles in the front; one going to each side. Chances are that the boot at the axle joint was torn and that is why you are having problem. In teh past people used to replace the boot, this day and age its actually cheaper to replace the axle. So you would need to replace that side of the axle (the half shaft).

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SOURCE: four wheel drive will not work on 1995 geo tracker

You need to take the cover off your hub and clean and grease the lock ring. It is attached to the spring. It sounds as though your hub is rusted open.

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SOURCE: no reverse after rebuild on 4L60E Transmission from 1995 GMC Sono

There isn't a modulator on this trans as it is electronic

You can have first gear going forwrd but no reverse. It is possible. The low/ reverse clutch isn't needed to go forward.

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SOURCE: how do you set timing on 91 geo prizm

line up the key on the crankshaft with the little arrow/ marker thing on the front of the engine, just above the crank pulley. Turn the camshaft so that both valves on #1 are in the closed position, or, up, all the way.line the mark on the camshaft with the little dent thing on the top of the camshaft seal cover. Put your belt on and be careful not to move the cam or crank. After you get it installed, turn the engine over with a socket 2 complete revolutions, until the marks are both up again. If they aren't still exactly lined up the way they were, you are out a cog, and will have to do it again. This needs to be exact. After you get it, install everything and adjust the distributor timing. Good luck.

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SOURCE: need torque setting for 1993 geo tracker front

i1m sorry to say that wheel bearings are not set to a torque specification, when you have repacked the bearings [ inner and outer ] ,reassembled it ,take the nut up until thewheel starts to drag and not turn very far when you try to spin it spin it backward and forward several times,grab the top of the wheel and try to push it in and out,if you getany movement at all tighten the nut a couple of castilations. do it all over again, spinthe wheel a few times and then try for the crossways movement again, if there is no movement ,you are very close to being comes the experience bit , iwould take it one more castilation of the nut because i know the feel that is need ed,,without that i suggest you put the pin in where you ereput the cap on and go for a 5 minute drive . whenyou get back ,jack it up and thespinning of the wheel again and try for the top crossways movement ,if there is any tighten thenut 2 castilations, and provided that when you try to spin the wheel by hand with a reasonably strong push the wheel should trael about 6 inches at least after your hand leaves it ,it is now a close as you are going to get itput it all to gether and for the next day or so put yor hand on the grease cap after you have driven anydistance, and you will feel it is warm but you should be able tohold your hand on the grease cap. there you have it ,any questions come back."youdoit"

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