Why would a Geo Tracker stall then start back up?
I have a 1997 Geo prizm. It stalled on me going to work the other day and would start back up. It sat
for about 2.5 hours before my boyfriend got there to look at it and it started right up for him. After it
got warm again it wouldn't turn on for him. What could be wrong with my car? If it's being started from
parked for a little bit then it starts right up.
for about 2.5 hours before my boyfriend got there to look at it and it started right up for him. After it
got warm again it wouldn't turn on for him. What could be wrong with my car? If it's being started from
parked for a little bit then it starts right up.
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Why would a 1992 Geo Tracker LSI 4x4 with a new battery distributor cap and rotor crank fast but still not start?
I just purchased a 1992 Geo Tracker and had the same problem. I had to send the ECM located underneath the dash on the right side of the steering column. I sent this to autotronixs in Houston TX and had it rebuilt (281-888-7331) the price was very reasonable. My geo cranked over great and I had fuel… all the way to the fuel injector but no gas was getting to the injector. Once I got the ECM back and reinstalled it my tracker started right up. I then had a check engine light and after research there is a toggle switch up underneath the dash right above the drivers side speaker I flipped the switch and it worked my engine light turned off. 11May10 The ecm is located on the left side and not the right side My first guess would be, the timing belt broke! When you turn the key to start, the engine turns faster than normal because the valves are not opening and closing as they should. which causes a low compression situation. you. It could also be the computer, or ECM, or whatever they call it. Its the flat black box on the firewall above and behind the pedals.I've read it is prone to break when older. When you first turn on the ignition but don't try to turn engine over, you should hear a relay click about two seconds later. That means the fuel pump has built pressure in the line and then cut off. The computer failure can disable the fuel pump or fuel injection system ... you won't hear that second click. If you have a slow crank or no crank condition check the engine ground strap, and any wires connected to the starter. They could be corroded or loose, so check both ends. I have a 98 tracker. My engine started making a clicking sound. My dad has worked on alot of vehicals in his lifetime. He thought it was the timining belt breaking cause the sound was coming from there. I ordered the belt in, and he took the vehical apart to replace, just to find out that the belt was okay. But I got him to replace it. I phoned around including chev and they informed me to take it in and have it checked. I live 4 hours away to the nearest place I can have it checked. I wind up taking a day off so I can take it in, I filled it up with gas and I left. On the way over there my vehical kept on losing power and dipping to 50km/h and so fourth, the engine sounded okay but it kept on doing that. A normal ride that took 4 hours took 5.5 hours with a few minutes stop in between. when it came to going up a hill, it lost power, going up at 20km/h. Well I finally made it there. The service person told me that there was a few possibilities why this would happen and I told them to do whatever they have to do to make it run properly again, they even though it might have been the catalylic converter and they were ready to make a bypass by putting in a straight pipe to the muffler, they assured me it wouldn't damage the vehical. But anyway an hour and half later, they phoned me back and told me my vehical was ready. I came to the garage and they told me that all the problem I was having turned out to be the timing and so I paid for their service and went my way. The vehical was running ok. On the way back, my vehical seemed to have more power than usual and my rpms were normal, I thought that was probably what I was having a problem with. Well after 2.5 hours of driving home, my engined just went dead. I cranked it and it cranked okay. It was minus 30 degrees celcius, I was prepared but I was there for 3 hours and luckily I was prepared by grabbing winter clothing. Well i phoned home and my dad picked me up. I got it towed to the nearest town and I went home. Three days later, the temperature was back up to plus 3 degrees and I thought my vehical had froze because it was too cold. But we towed it back to my town. I checked everything, including the gas filter and pump and distributer cab to see if there were sparks. Everything checked out. My dad removed the spark plug and put a metal thing inside to see if my valves were working and sure enough it wasn't moving. He took my front end of the engine apart cause he thought the belt was broken, it wasn't. He checked the crankshaft and here a tiny little metal pin like thing he calls a key was worn out and no longer moving the engine. He got another of this pin thingy and he replaced it along with a cement mixing compound. He put everything back together and I never had a problem. Overall, check to see if the engine is cranking properly, if not check the timing belt and if it is okay, check that pin thingy, it is located on the crankshaft pully thingy.. I know it was a long story, but I just thought I'd let you know what I went through. The black box on the firewall is not the ECU it is the RWAL rear wheel anti lock controller. The ECU is located under the left side of the dash by the driver's left knee above the main fuse block. If you remove the speaker you can see the mounting bolts. Assuming that you are getting fuel I doubt it is the ECU, but instead either a broken timing belt or a sheared off key-way on the crankshaft sprocket, as this is a common falure point. Check out Suzuki Forums . com ( Full Answer )
Are there any electrical or fuel problems on a '92 Geo Tracker that would make it randomly stall and then immediately restart?
I've had this happen to my Tracker, as well as a friend's. In both cases it turned out to be either the Crank Angle Sensor, or the wiring going to it. Let me ask you, when it randomly dies does the RPM gauge jump all around or temporarily go to zero? If so, it's certainly a CAS issue. Mine spent 6 m…onths in a garage with a mechanic working on it nonstop. They basically have no idea what they're doing, and anything they can't immediately explain gets chalked up as "Bad ECU." Don't listen to them. I had to replace 3/4 of the parts on that vehicle before the mechanic gave it back to me, still not working. All it took was shorting the diagnostic pin block (4 pin connector, right by the battery) and getting the code out of the computer. The computer gave a Code 42, which is CAS, so I checked that circuit. It's been running fine ever since. I have had it happening to mine too. Eventually it would not restart. First fix replaced some corroded wires at the gas tank end of the system. Now after another recurrence, the shop is getting no signal from the computer. Bummer, cuz that is spendy to replace. I guess hairline cracks develop in the circuit board with age. It must flex just a little, maybe with temp changes, so circuits open and close until it fails. An from "91tracker":I found a problem on it that made a huge difference. I found a broken ground that made my tracker run VERY rough so i spliced a new eye back on it and it doesnt drop to 500rpms and die on me anymore, and now when my temp. go to operating temp. and i shut it off it will start for me unlike when it had the broken ground.so you can check for broken grounds like mine or try tuning the timing. ( Full Answer )
Answer . I have no idea why, but I do know a fix. Mounted to the bottom or side of your ECU is what appears to be a great big relay or contactor. If you unplug this connector and inspect both the inside of it as well as the contactor, you're going to see one pin that has been obviously overloa…ded. It will be charred on the connector side and melted on the relay/contactor side. The fix for this is simple, Just disconnect that pin. I used needle nose pliers and pulled it from the relay/contactor. You can just cut the wire, provided you protect the cut wire from shorting out properly. \n. \nNow, I have absolutely no idea what this does. On my vehicle, it simply fixed it. But the year previous I had been having fuel pump wiring problems, and had put the fuel pump on it's own switch. It *may* trip the fuel pump relay or something. This is just a guess however, because it caused ZERO effects after I clipped the wire. I have no idea what that pin does or what it's for, other than to cause the fuel injection fuse to blow. =) ( Full Answer )
The schematic should be on the fan shroud. If not find a like car and draw a schematic. If the belt came off by itself, there may be something out of line and you may have to take it to a garage.
Answer . \nWell depends of what kind of hard start and transmission your car may have. It can be and electrical, transmission, engine issue
CARBON . I have four of these vehicles. The one with the 5 speed is the one that was doing this. It would sometimes stall at stop lights, restart and it was normal. I had a guy clean all the carbon out of the intake system which cost about $105.00 and it does not stall anymore. Be aware that h…e had the equipment needed to do this.\n. \n. \nI have heard that running a product named "Seafoam" through the intake can clean out carbon buildup. This is done two ways. The easiest way is to add the Seafoam directly to the fuel tank. Check the bottle for the proper amount to add. The second way is slightly more difficult, but probably more effective. First, start the vehicle. Then disconnect the vacuum hose that runs into the brake booster. SLOWLY add the product by introducing it into this line. The vacuum pulls it into the intake system. Do not choke the engine with it, add it SLOWLY. After adding the amount you are supposed to (again, check the bottle), shut the motor off and let it sit a while (1 hour?) During this time, the Seafoam will basically steam clean the intake. When you restart it, it will smoke like a freight train out of the exhaust, this is the carbon being blown out. DO NOT DRIVE IT, let it sit and run. Seafoam is catalytic converter safe, so don't worry. After this is done, the carbon problem should be much better, and power may be better. I've done this before, and it seems to work well. Check with a mechanic for clarification as to the vacuum line location. Good Luck. ( Full Answer )
What is the problem with a Geo Storm when it tries to stall when idling at a red light andor when the same car wants to stall when you try to back it up in the parking lot?
Isuzu engines commonly exhibit erratic idle problems The engine revving and dropping in rpms, sometimes dropping almostto the point of dying. There are several things that can cause thisproblem:Leaks in the vacuum hoses or aged, cracked hoses can let inair that is not being metered by the ECU's sens…ors.Leaking orsticking EGR Bypass valve may be allowing exhaust gasses into theintake when the engine is not under load (idling). Loose electricalconnections in the engine sensors can cause problems.On G200, 4ZC1,and 4ZD1 Engines: The Idle Control Valve / Idle Solenoid may not befunctioning properly.On 4XC1, 4XE1, and 4XF1 Engines: These enginesare notorious for idle speed revving and dropping. Thus far, nosingle simple answer has been successful in all situations has beenoffered.Before you do anything at all, check the ignition timingand reset it to factory specifications (9-11 degrees). Incorrectlyadjusted ignition timing (too far advanced timing), will causehavoc within the ECU and the engine will not idle correctly.Afterthis, the first step would be to carefully remove the IAC controlvalve and clean it with carburetor cleaner, xylene, or some othersolvent and a tooth brush.Also clean the passages in the throttlebody, and then reinstall the IAC valve, making sure to reinstallthe O ring also. This may resolve the problem in some very mildcases.Check the throttle cable adjustment. If the throttle cable isadjusted too tight, the throttle position sensor will not read thatthe throttle is closed at idle, and this will cause the computer tofight to lower the idle speed. Make sure there is some slack in theline and that the throttle arm easily and consistently restsagainst the throttle adjustment screw whenever there is no pressureon the pedal. If it does not, then examine, repair, or replace thethrottle cable and gas pedal if anything is found in either ofthese assemblies to show the cable or pedal is sticking. If this does not help, things get much more complicated. Theseengines are set up with a learning mode and the computer controlsall functions, including idle speed, based on the signals from thesensors. If one sensor begins to malfunction but does not gototally dead, the computer will continually try to adjust, causingall sorts of symptoms, and even running the trouble codes will nothelp, because it will show nothing unless the sensor is dead.Thebest and easiest solution is to have a service department use ascan tool to determine the problem. Anything else would be a futileeffort to guess and get lucky on what the problem is and pray thatyou don't waste hundreds of dollars replacing sensors that are notdefective.The throttle position sensor on these vehicles can not beadjusted. This does not mean that the sensor can not be twisted onits mounting bolts so that the baseline voltage reading isdifferent, it means that the baseline voltage reading ismeaningless, and the computer takes whatever the lowest voltagereading sensed to be 0%, no matter what that voltage may be. Usingthe scan tool and observing the physical position of the throttlelinkage at the throttle body, observe that the percentage readingdoes not always return to 0 though the linkage has physicallyreturned to its fully closed position. This appears to be a voltagevariance in the sensor signal from the ECU. The voltage sent to thesensor from the ECU increases above idle speed above the 5 voltsspecified, and though the linkage and sensor return to the fullyclosed position, the increased voltage in the sensor signal causesan increas3 in the voltage returned by the sensor, so the ECU doesnot believe the throttle plate is fully closed, and tries tocontinually adjust the ignition timing and fuel injectors to for acondition it can't determine is idle or above idle. If you insist upon this hunt-and pray method, your possibilitiesare: coolant temperature sensor, mass air pressure sensor, intakeair temperature sensor (thermistor), oxygen sensor (exhaust), etc.You should disconnect the battery for several minutes after makingany changes to clear the learning portion of the computer memory,this way, if you are lucky enough to guess which sensor is bad andreplace it, the computer will not continue to try to compensate forthe bad sensor that it sensed before.If you decide to take thevehicle to a service department to have it scanned, make sure thatthey have and can operate a Delco Tech I tool and have the softwareto service your vehicle. Know that these Delco computers (ECU orCPU as they may call it) are flash programmed. They do not have astatic programmed prom chip, and rather are "flash programmed" byloading with the software from the Tech I while the computer isinstalled in the car. They do have learning modes, do have amemory, and are programmable. You will find that many dealerservice departments have little or no experience working onanything other than trucks and sport utility vehicles. They mayhave no experience in dealing with the Delco based computercontrols on these vehicles, and may even make claims that thesecomputers are not programmable, etc. Make sure that you quiz thepeople who you intend to have service your vehicle. If they are notfamiliar with the Delco based computers, claim anything other thanthat they are fully programmable and flash programmed using a TechI, or indicate that they lack the hardware and software to serviceyour vehicle, do yourself a favor and take your vehicle somewhereelse to someone who has at least the slightest idea of what theyare doing.Also note, that there have been numerous recalls on theDelco ECUs used in the Isuzu and Storm models which are listed atthe website. Specifically, all 1991 Isuzu cars have a standingrecall # 9101001 under General Recalls for a ECM replacementcampaign, and all 1990-91 Geo Storms have a standing recall #91C066E under Emissions Recalls for ECM replacement because ofemissions non-compliance. It appears that the computers should berecalled, and that a recall was issued by Isuzu, but that thisrecall is no longer being honored by the company. If this is thecase with your vehicle, changing all the sensors will have noeffect, and only by replacing the ECU will you ever solve theproblem. Lastly, to improve drivability without fixing the problem so thatyou can use the car despite its idle problem, if you find that thevehicle is revving and dropping and trying to die, you may wish totry one of the following temporary cures:If you live in a climatewith little temperature variation and it is always 70 degreesFahrenheit or above, you may wish to start the engine, allow it towarm up, wait for the engine to idle at a normal speed, and thensimply un plug the IAC solenoid. This disables the IAC solenoid andthe computer will not be able to continually try to correct forwhatever problem it has that is serious enough to warrantcorrection, but not serious enough to bring up a trouble code whenthe codes are run. Disconnecting the IAC solenoid will, however,make it almost impossible to use the air conditioning, as the IACsolenoid usually adjusts the idle speed up to compensate for theincreased drag of the compressor. Disabling the IAC solenoideliminates this, and the engine will die if you turn on the airconditioning. This will also happen if the temperature dropsenough, and engine warm up will become difficult. Adjusting thethrottle plate stop on the throttle body is the second possibleaction, which works much better if you are in a climate where thetemperature is not steady and cooler whether is normal. Note thatthe throttle stop is set at the factory, there are no instructionsto return the throttle stop to its original position, and if youhave the vehicle serviced by a dealership service department, theirinstructions are to replace your throttle body ($400.00 or more) ifthe adjustment screw has been tampered with. That said, you canadjust the idle screw in several threads to artificially raise theminimum idle speed. The computer will still try to compensate, butwill not be allowed to let the engine speed drop low enough to killthe engine. The side effect will be that once the engine gets hot,the idle speed will hover between 2,000 and 3,000 RPM often whenyou pull to a stop at a stop light or stop sign. Sometimes it willwork its way down after several minutes, and sometimes it willsimply hover at that point. It is annoying, but much less so thanhaving to continually restart the engine every time you come to astop. This temporary solution should not be used in the long term.It is not good for the engine to run above idle for long periodswith no load. In addition, it is not good for the life of theclutch to start from a standing stop at 2,000-3,000 RPM all thetime. ( Full Answer )
Why would an automatic 2001 car stalls while stepping on the brakes then starts back up within seconds with no problem?
It could be your torque converter stays locked up and it would act like a standard shift car would if you were coming to a stop without pushing in the clutch pedal.
My Geo does the same thing..... . \nMy 2003 Geo Tracker also starts and runs great but shuts the fuel off when it gets hot while idling for about 10 minutes, for instance in heavy traffic, at stop lights, etc. My mechanics couldn't fix it, so I removed the thermostat so at least I could drive it… until we found the problem. Any help is greatly appreciated. ( Full Answer )
Why would a 96 Pontiac Sunfire stall out having all the lights come on and the gages jump up and down and it wont start back up?
Answer . I'd suspect the alternator. You can have it checked at most any of the chain parts stores. FriPilot
Why would a 1990 Geo Tracker idle very high when you start the vehicle until the engine warms up After running a bit it lowers some but is still higher than normal idle?
Answer . Engines SHOULD idle a little faster during startup, but if it's always idling fast, check for vacuum leaks. Make sure the EGR valve isn't leaking as well.
Answer . You have a short in the wiring somewhere. Sometimes very difficult to find. What is common to both circuits? Your problem will be there.
Why would a 1992 Bonneville SSE stall while driving and start back up a few Minutes later and the car has a new fuel pump?
Check computer for codes. It's not uncommon to get a bad fuel pump. I had the same problem with my 92 SE. It wound up being the ignition module under the coil pack. Common knowledge is that if the module is bad, the engine will not start at all but if memory serves me correctly, my mechanic who dia…gnosed the problem told me that the module not only controls idle timing it also controls higher RPM timing and that's what was happening. I could drive for anywhere from 5-20 min. before it would shut off and if it sat for 10-15 min it would start up and run for quite some time. After changing the module, it never did it again. The module was about 107.00 brand new at Advance Auto Parts. Hope this helps ( Full Answer )
I have a 1995 Bonneville that did the same thing. Your problem is you have a bad crank angle sensor. When you run your car on the computer it will not show up, but that's what your problem is. I took mine to the dealership and it was replace, cost about $230, and it has not happened since. Been abou…t two years since replaced. ( Full Answer )
Torque Converter Clutch Circut Malfunct . \nOn my 1996 tracker the check engine light is on for EGR and TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH CIRCUT MALFUNCTION.I talked to a local transmission shop and he said it was a automaic transmission lockup solinoid.Its just inside the transmission pan and i believe i…t has only 2 wires.I ordered mine from napa for about $45.00 and should get it tommorrow.I'll change fluid and filter at the same time.My tracker shifts fine but i do here a noise that seems to come from that area sometimes upon acceleration and deceleration.Its sounds like a vibration..I'll let you know if it works.Autozone read the code but didnt have any idea on how to fix it.Hope this helps .. ( Full Answer )
Back up lights went out on 1997 geo tracker and check engine light came on all fuses and bulbs are good?
Answer . HI, I've looked at this thing all which ways and the only thing I can come up with is an occurance at the same time. The back up light switch either went bad or moved.is a logical solution or a wire came off or has been broken. If one of those things has happened then your backup lights wi…ll fail. To check the switch you only need to remove the shift console and rear console to get to the switch. I don't see any way that the loss of backup lights wil cause the "Check Engine Light" to come on unless by losing a ground it will cause the circut to see a fault but I can't find a connection. I hope if someone ses a way or knows more, I surte hope they'll chime in. Good luck. Steve H. . Ding> . 97, tracker (sport?) . the switch is on the tranny side casing called PRN switch. and is NOT in the console. . and is not related to the ECU CEL lamp at all. . unless you blow a fuse. which you didnt. . the back up lamps simply wire to the PRN tranny switch (AT only ,you didnt say tranny type , and there are 3) . and this switch has power from the ignition, . the switch closes and 12vdc is feed to the back up lamps. they then glow. . the wire can be open or grounded out, and many trailer wirings schemes go wrong. . the wire can be cut at the tranny or inside the left rear tail light housing. . this cavity has the trailer conn. look for hack jobs here. . if tranny switch closes and you get power to the wire then the switch is good and it is very expensive. . use a test light or cheap voltmeter. to find the problem. . ( Full Answer )
Does a Geo Tracker 1997 have a relay switch that would affect the starting of the vehicle The problem is not the starter or the battery. Help?
Hi, There is a control relay. that when activated, controls the check engine light and the the fuel pump when energized. It could also be fuse FI Blue (15A) which is the electronic fuel injection. I would check all the fuses to insure they're all ok. The control relay is most likely under the hood. …Steve H. You might also check the 15amp fuse near the driver side kick panel - the one marked Ignition/coil. When this is burned out, the engine will turn over but not actually run. The cause(s) of that fuse burning out is the subject of several threads on this site. ( Full Answer )
Why would a 1990 ISUZU Truck 2.3 with a carburetor idle fine but stall each time you come to a stop and will always start right back up?
Because you have a vacuum leak somewhere in the power brake booster. If you take and plug the hose that goes to your brake booster from the intake manifold the problem will go away. Be carefull, because your braking ability will also be severely compromised. This means that you may have a hard time …stoping the vehicle. It is likely that you havea crack in the diaphragm in your booster. I am guesing that you also have a change in idle when you appl the brakes. If this is indeed the problem, you have to change the diaphragm or the whole booster itself. ( Full Answer )
Why would your 95 eclipse have a hard time starting with out giveing it gas then when it does run all of a sudden it acts like its going stall then jerks then raves back up?
The simplest case is old spark plugs and spark plug wires. Also if you live in an old state you might have some water in the tank. If you install new spark plugs don't forget to put the correct spark plug gap.
Why would a 1992 geo tracker lsi 4x4 start up and run rough for four minutes then smooth out and idle down?
one of ur sensers are bad. i would look at the idle air sensor or coolant tempuratur sensor
15 Amp blows on start. HI, As I read the schematic, I see a couple of options. One Could be the Ignition Coil, another is you could have a bad main relay, another option is the Igniter. Any of those could be a culprit. I have left out the Ignition Switch itself. Any of those could be bad, I'd prob…ably start with the main relay first as it's the easiest place to start. See nif you have an auto recycling center (junkyard ) near you and find a used part first and work from there. Steve H. I just had this issue with my 1993 Tracker and it was intermittent and it ended up being a short. It was the ground wire that was attached to the thermostat housing right up front. That ground wire was shorting to the plug that is right near it. Good Luck Bob Y. ( Full Answer )
Answer . IF IT IS DIESEL YOU PROBABLY NEED TO DRAIN THE WATER SEPARATOR LOCATED ON THE TOP OF THE MOTOR UNDER A PLASTIC COVER ON THE INTAKE MANIFOLD
Answer . this could be several things. If it occurs often there could be a fuel pump or fuel pump filter problem. The gas filter in the line could be clogging. The mass airflow sensor cound be going out.
Yes, the 1989 - 1998 Trackers are the same. ANSWER: The above answer is only partially right. Yes the '94 console will fit in an '92 Tracker. Only '89 through '95 Trackers are the same. '96 through '98 are the different then previous years.
Oldesmobile toronado cranks but wont start I was driving it on the road and it stalled out and would not start back up and it still will not start.?
It could be A few things, I would start with the distributor cap and rotor, The rotor can get A pin-hole in it and let it create A shorted firing route.,,, If this is good, Then crank the engine with the dist. cap removed, See if the rotor is turning, If not you have a broken timing chain or cam. ,,… If it turns, Test the igition modul. If this does not help, You can contact me through 'My personal message board'.. Good luck,. ( Full Answer )
The answer is YES. The question is how money will it cost to replace/repair the failed parts that cused the lock up. It could be a broken connecting rod, spun bearing, failed oil pump, or seized piston. You can buy parts and send the bare engine block to a machine shop so they can recondition it. If… you are not mechanically inclined and depending what the issue is, it willgenerally cost about as much to repair the engine as it costs to replace the engine (unless you buy a used engine and can istall it your self). ( Full Answer )
Why would a 92 Aerostar stall 2 minutes after first starting every morning and 10 minutes later start back up and run fine for the rest of the day?
Cheack the Fly wheel, ma be loose or teeth are brokin on it.. Cheack the Fly wheel, ma be loose or teeth are brokin on it.
If the car goes to a high idle and then slowly drops then remains low this is normal operation as response to changes in temperature of the engine. If it is a fast repeating cycle back and forth between fast and slow this indicates a vacuum leak or lean fuel type condition or (possibly but unlikely)… an EGR valve stuck open. ( Full Answer )
HI, Have you looked at your EGR valve? our air cleaner\ncould be real dirty, the mass airflow sensor could be bad,\nTher's any number of things that could be bad or wrong. Have\nyou had your codes read? The reasdout from the OBD can lead you\nin the right direction. The problem I found is that it ra…eds\nfrom the last component failure or problem and it stores fropm\nthe most significat problem first so you get one thing done then\nyou go to the net. I have a '97 2dr auto 4wd abd I've gone\nthrough many things and I'm still not done. I'm glad we're\nall here to help each other. Good luck and keep asking if \nthyou find out. Steve H. ( Full Answer )
1: loss of spark test spark. 2; flooding hot , cause by to rich. (huge list) 3: loss of fuel. 4: loss of electric power hot. see my profile see link.
lots of reason. brakes are on, or dragging. gas tank empty gas cap is not legal missing vacuum breaker, (bad news) 1: loss of spark ever tune car up. 2: loss of fuel (many reasons) 3: too much fuel, flooding or very rich misfire. 4: tranny slipping.? "automatics do that" M/T clutch sli…pping? see my profile , click link and see POWER LOST. ( Full Answer )
Hi,\nThe first thing to check is the reverse switch at the shift stalk. The switch might have broken or the plunger on the switch might be so dirty that it won't return to the opoen position. On a manual. look under the boot and on an auto you need to lift the console and check the switch. Good luck… and happy fixing. Steve H. ( Full Answer )
If you are wanting to fold up the seat for more cargo space the handle on my 96 Geo Tracker is on the rear center floor latch. You get to it from the rear door.
If it justs dies without warning while your driving and then takes a few seconds or a minute before you can start it again, it it likely the cam position sensor or the crank position sensor. I replaced both and it hasn't stalled since. In my case the car did not give any codes and my scan tool did n…ot find any specific sensor faults. Both sensors are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace. ( Full Answer )
Honda Man's Answer . Many people think they can drive through water without damage, some are lucky. When water covers an intersection, it is nearly impossible to judge how deep it is by looking at the water's surface. Many motors are replaced every rainy season due to drivers becoming wanna be U-Bo…at commanders.. Low Tide . Ignition components could be wet preventing spark. Older cars especially had distributors that were more prone to being affected by moisture.. High Tide . Sometimes the air intake can draw/suck water into the engine and hydro-lock the motor. Water fills the cylinders and the pistons cannot compress water. As you can imagine push rods can be bent. After removing the spark plugs and discharging the water from the cylinders, the spark plugs can then be re-installed. The engine may then start or it may be damaged to a point that it will not start. ( Full Answer )
What does it mean when you start your 89 Geo tracker and it revs up and down until you put it into gear?
Usally that means its a vaccum leak someplace. Best thing to do it start it up and see if you can hear a leak..(Should sound like a sucking sound) then if you find it, replace the hose with a good piece. Thiscan be tricky and aggervating so take your time. Best of luck!
Hi, The back up switch for the auto trans is under the shift console cover although the book says it is mounted on the transmission, mine is under the console, I have a '97 4WD/ 3 spd. I sure hope this helps. Steve H.
What would cause a 2001 4runner to stall when slowing or stopping only to start right back up and stall out when put back in gear?
your torque converter has locked up.... it's like having a manual transmission with no clutch.
I believe it has something to do with the "lockdown" where the transmission does not shift down causing the engine to stall....On the driver's side of the engine toward the front bottom there is a BLUE connection that if you disconnect the override should not occur.........have an 85 cutlass ciera h…ave been driving it that way over a decade and solved the same problem for me..........try it......Cutlass~Cutee ( Full Answer )
What would cause a 1999 Oldsmobile intrigue will occasionally stall when in idle and will even do it when driving when RPMs fall below 1000 no codes found and starts back up fine?
I would immediately be looking for leaks(major) in my vacuum, things like brake booster and such......they are not always easy to find, but it sounds like yours is pretty major if its enough to kill the car. Heres a couple of tricks. . get a piece of hose and put one end in your ear, the other e…nd you "sniff around" your engine looking for obvious places where there may be leaks, if you know where those obvious places are.....if not, stop here, and take it to someone who does.....or find a friend who understands these things.... . vacuum leaks cause a variety of problems....is you car running hotter than normal, this is sometimes a clue....leaning out the fuel......do you understand? . are other things not running right? ie, your interior a/c or heat, brakes, transmission shifting.....etc....look for hoses(vacuum)going to these important areas,toch or move your vacuum hoses around, listen closely, if you hear hissing sounds, you are on the right track.... . Torque converter could be failing or other trans. problems.....are you using the proper fluid? have you changed your trans filter according to the manuf. recommended interval? . Is something else in your engine causing a drag on you system at idle? power steering pump going bad, etc. what do you hear when you raise the hood? is there different sounds than you are used to hearing, where are they coming from....play detective, pay attention.....your mechanic does this for a living(the aforementioned). ( Full Answer )
I had this problem over the weekend. If the starter does not engage, check the voltage across the lugs of the starter, then check the connection of the spade connectors under the lugs. I found one of the spades had broken and was not providing power to the solenoid.
well that depends, if its the 15k, 30k , 60k or 90 k tune up. same answer all cars made world wide. a 94 needs at 60k-90k. a new timing belt. $50 rotor cap wires , spark wires , $50 filters , $35 (both) oil changes,? rad fluid ever 2 years. new tranny lube ever 2 years or 30…k. labor, i will not even guess as that varies like the time of day. ( Full Answer )
wont crank or wont start http://www.kick-fix.com/nostart.html if it wont crank backup 1 page find no crank.
95 Geo Tracker How do you put back seats up and down there is no pull cord except on the front passenger side?
This question should be, how to raise and lower rear seats. There is no pull cord for either of the rear seats -- only for the front passenger seat. Each of the rear seats has a knob located on the the top corner. Lift the knob to adjust the seat (lower or raise).. that is how mine works.. I…n addition, if you join the GM community, you will have access to the downloadable Owner's Manual (pdf) with pictures. ( Full Answer )
Unless there is something specifically wrong with it make sure the battery is charged and that it has gas in it and turn the key. . Is there something wrong with it?
Try checking fuel injector that is what the problem was with mine after checking everything else i replaced injector an fixes the problem
Why would my 1998 ford contour stall when you slow down or turn corners there is no warning it just stalls but it will start right back up again?
Had same problem in my 2000 contour. The problem was with a bad wire on my fuel pump. Every time i turned a sharp corner car would stall. I replaced fuel pump and no probs since.
, I am the author of the above question. The truck starts and idles great on the 1st start of the day. After that, when you start it up, it will immediately stall unless you give it gas. Once it is put into gear and going forward, it is perfectly fine, even at stop lights, etc. There are no check en…gine lights. I'm thinking maybe a fuel pump that is weak, or a sensor, but without that check engine light, I hate to throw money at a guess. Any help would be appreciated. Zenman. ( Full Answer )
Could possibly be the electric fuel pump is not producing enough pressure. Or the fuel filter is clogged from not changing it, or a bad load of gas clogged it. Perform fuel pressure test if filter is OK
What would cause a car to stall after driving any distance then if I let the car sit for about 10 min it starts back up and I then can go another 20 miles .?
On an older car a faulty choke would cause this, or a faulty float and needle valve in the carbureator; in a newer car any number of malfunctioning sensors can cause this.