What could be wrong with a 1997 Geo Metro that will not run but will idle for a few seconds?
You might have a catalytic converter that is clogged. Could be the fuel pump. It may be providing enough fuel to start and operate the vehicle, but shuts down immediately so your engine starves. Could be out of time! MAy have jumped! I have a 93 doing the same thing and it jumped time on me!
What could be wrong if a 1997 Toyota Tacoma ran out of gas and then would only run for a few seconds so you replaced the fuel filter but now will only start with starting fluid?
If you are speaking of the automatic transmission, no. The 1997 geo metro has a 3 speed automatic. At approximately 35 mph it will shift from 2nd to 3rd gear. This means that it will run at 3500 rpm when traveling at 55 mph. Most cars with overdrive will shift to the 4th gear (overdrive) at this point. A geo metro, which only has 3 gears, does not.