Go to http://autos.msn.com/ and put in geo/prizm... then look up the year of the prizm...1996... click on features and specs. Scroll down, and you'll find the horsepower of a 1.6 liter 1996 geo prizm. I found it to be 100 horsepower.
It does not have a governor. Speed is computer controlled.
remove intire trannie
Here is the link to ehow on how to remove the CV joint on a 1991 Prizm. http://www.ehow.com/how_7906772_replace-geo-metro-cv-joints.html
Remove the old mount & replace with the new.
Disconnect thre neg battery cable then the starter wires. Takeout the mounting bolts and remove it.
Remove the cover on the interior by prying then remove the three bolts with a 10 mm ratchet and pull it out.
remove the 2 bolts on the outside of the lense then pull the assembly out.
Remove the positive cable from your 1999 Chevy battery. Remove the cables from the starter. Remove the starter retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new starter.
The alternator blocks access to it. You need to remove the serpentine belt, then the alternator to get to the thermostat.
I've got a better question, why is this question in the Chevy venture forum ?
You have to remove the door panel. Then it's pretty much self-explanatory.