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Re: how to change water pump in 1996 geo metro?
I've found the Haynes Repair Manual that you can get at Auto Zone to be the best one there is. They have step by step instructions with pictures on repairing or replacing just about anything on your auto. You can get them for around $20 - 25. Is yours a 3 or 4 cylinder? Auto Zone has a new service where you can actually look up repair instructions for your vehicle with pictures. Here's the instructions for a 3 cylinder for your year, make and model:
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Drain the cooling system.
draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by
the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that
is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This
will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into
a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is
contaminated or several years old.
Remove the air cleaner assembly.
Loosen but do not remove the four coolant pump pulley bolts.
Raise and support the vehicle safely.
Remove the lower splash shield.
Remove the air conditioner compressor drive belt.
Remove the lower alternator cover plate bolts, loosen the alternator adjusting bolt and remove the drive belt.
Remove the crankshaft pulley.
Remove the coolant pump pulley.
Remove the timing belt.
Remove the oil level dipstick and guide tube.
Remove the alternator adjusting bracket from the water pump.
Remove the water pump rubber seals.
Remove the water pump mounting bolts and nuts. Remove the water pump from the vehicle.
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Could be many things, but need to check compression first. Buy a compression tester and follow directions. Usually it will need rings AND valve job if it's near 150,000 miles. If not compression, change plugs, then wires, then cap and rotor, in that order. If not better, try Techron in your fuel for three tankfulls. WalMart has it for $9.
hi your problem is comeing from the transmission range switch or the wireing from switch to pcm most likely the switch its located on top of your trans where shift cable hooks to it hope this helps don
Get to know the sister cars. The Suzuki Swift is almost completely identical to the Geo Metro and the Pontiac Firefly: the only differences were that the Metro and the Firefly were available in sedan form and the Swift wasn't. Also, no changes were made to any of these cars between 1995 and 1997. If you look for parts for any of these cars they will work.
Vehicles mentioned: 1995, 1996, 1997 Suzuki Swift 1995, 1996, 1997 Geo Metro 2/3dr 1995, 1996, 1997 Pontiac Firefly 2/3dr
In addition the only things that changed after 1997 were the bumpers and front turn signals (and that the Metro became a Chevy) so taillights for later Swifts/Metros/Fireflies should work as well.