Chevy Prizm

Chevy Prizm is an entry-level compact car manufactured by New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc., a joint venture plant between General Motors and Toyota in Fremont, California. It replaced Chevrolet Nova and was a rebadged model of Toyota Corolla.

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Savage Arms and J. Stevens
Chevy Prizm

What year was the Savage 30D shotgun made?

how many shells does it hold

Oil and Oil Filters
Chevy Prizm

How many quarts of oil fill a 2000 Chevy Prizm?

Park the vehicle on a level surface. Drain the oil and change the filter. Pour in 4 quarts of oil and start the engine, letting it run for 1 minute. Shut off and wait 30 minutes. Check the oil level and add enough to fill it to the full mark. You now know the capacity

History, Politics & Society
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Percussion Instruments

When was the Lester Piano last made?

the lester piano was first made when the democratic bethovan came back to write a sonatas and he had Bac and everybody.

Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Chevy Prizm

Why does the blower fan on a Prizm only work on high speed?

The Blower Resistor is probably bad. If the resistor draws too much current it burns out and the fan will only work on high speed since on high speed the resistor is bypassed completely. On my 2002 prism this part is located below the glove box. It is usually white with 4 wires and held in by two screws. It will be obvious when removed if it burned out - it will be chared and the traces broken. THe Haynes repair manual (at any parts store) shows it in figure 16.4. Should be a $20 to $30(dealer) part. See: and type in part #158755 or navigate the file paths.

How to Install a Blower Motor Resistor

This is an extreamly easy thing to do... Here are clear and simple instructions.

1. Under your glove compartment, you will see a group of wires that are connected into a small, in my case yellow, irregular shaped piece of plastic; this is your blower motor resistor.

2. If you have a ratchet set, this is a 5 min job... if not, I feel sorry for you because you are going to have a hard time taking out the two screws. If you don't have a set, I suggest asking a neighbor to borrow one which will save you a great deal of time.

3. First unplug the wires from the resistor by gently lifting up on the plastic tab that connects them into the resistor.

4. Unscrew the resistors two screws and it should slide right out. You will see that the plastic card is charred and peeling if it is bad.

5. Pop your new resistor back in the slot, screw it in and snap the wires back in... it's just that easy!!!

Chevy Prizm

Where is the fuse box on a 1998 Chevrolet prizm?

behind the flip out storage compartment by your left knee when behind the wheel

Starters and Ignition Systems
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How do you change the starter on a 1991 Geo Prism?

Same answer as: "How do you replace a starter on a 92 Geo Prism LSI or GSI?" at this same site.

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What Causes Vibration on my 2000 Chevy Prizm?

warped rotors , bad brakes,tie rods, tiresbad ,

Serpentine Belts
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How do you replace the serpentine belt on a 2001 Chevy Prism?

First make a sketch of how the belt is routed over and under the pulleys. As you face the engine from the passenger side of the vehicle, look toward the firewall side of the engine for a pulley mounted on an "arm". This is the tensioner for the belt. On this arm is a 3/4" nut welded to it. Turn it clockwise toward the front of the car and the arm & pulley should swing enough for the belt to be pulled off. Replacing the belt is tricky because the new belt will be stiff and have bends set into a weird shape. It is best done with two people. One should be under the car and one on top. I did it with my wife. I was underneath. Start at the front of the car and work toward the rear leaving the tensioner for last. I made the final loop over the tensioner from underneath while my wife relieved the tensioner. You could do it from on top if they are skilled enough to un-tension the arm and position the belt. Both will have to hold the belt from slipping off as the belt as it is rerouted. Make some small golf club shaped or hooked tools to push / pull the belt over and under pulleys, it will help.

If you are doing this job yourself, it is a little easier to save the alternator for last.

Working from the front of the car you can pull on the tensioner (I used a 3/4" socket on a breaker bar) forward with one hand, while slipping the belt over the alternator pulley at the same time. Tricky, but it works!

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How do you remove the starter on a Chevy Prizm?

This is for a 1997+ model Chevrolet Prizm. First, disconnect your battery and remove it (negative lead first, positive second). This will come in handy later. Jack your vehicle up and mount it on jack stands. Now remove the two splash shields on the underside. Your starter will be mounted on the forward section of the engine, roughly centered. From the underside you should be able to remove the bottom mounting bolt and disconnect the two electrical connections (One is mounted on a threaded terminal post, the other is a molex-style connector). The top mounting bolt is a little tricker, but made markedly easier having earlier removed your battery. It is on the reverse side from the other mounting bolt and has quite a bit of clutter around it. A short, slim profile ratchet will come in very handy here (something I wish I'd had). After you have disconnected the leads and removed the two mounting bolts, you should be able to wiggle the starter out from the underside. Installation of the starter is the exact reverse of this procedure. Good luck! ---- A minor note in addition. It took my a couple hours to figure this out, but the top bolt on the starter is opposite the bottom bolt. Because of the exhaust system is directly on top of the starter, there is no possible way you can get at the top bolt IF it were going the same direction as the bottom bolt. This means the top bolt is inserted toward the passenger side of car, and the bottom bolt is inserted toward the driver side. The bottom bolt is about an inch shorter than the top bolt, do not mix them up after removal. I was easily able to remove the top bolt with a 1/2 socket and drive with about 12" of socket extensions, I also had greater torque using the larger wrench. The bottom bolt should be easily removed if you follow the first set of instructions. When installing the starter, I put the bottom bolt in first, leaving an eighth of an inch loose, I then wiggled the starter while inserting the top bolt with my 12" of drive extensions until it caught the threads. * ** *** **** ***** hand tighten bolts with hand or with socket extension until you are forced to use a wrench to tighten the rest of the way!!!************ I hope this clarifies it for all you do-it-yourselfers. mounting bolts are a metric14mm

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How can you manually open the glove compartment for your 98 Chevy Prizm it is stuck and won't open?


Dashboard Lights and Gauges
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How do you replace the dash lights on a 1999 Prizm?

See: "How do you change the instrument panel lamps on a 2002 Chevy Prizm?" in Wiki s.

The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.

Looking at the guage assembly, remove the screws holding the dashboard bezzel in place [screws are located top front by steering columb]

tilt assembly forward, unscrew bulbs

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How do you replace the headlight assembly located on a 1994 Geo Prizm?

Real simple, just open the hood disconnect the wire harness from the bulb, and then remove the screws holding it in. There's only two of them according to the manual.

There will be a total of 2 screws, 1 bolt, and 2 nuts to remove the assembly (and, of course, disconnect the two bulbs). The 2 screws are Phillips head and the bolt will need a 10mm wrench (they are on top). The 2 nuts are also 10mm and are behind the clear turn light rounding off the the side of the headlight assembly. Only one screw holds that in and a peg in that light faces straight ahead, so remove that by forcing that light forward. The assembly now only has a friction pivot on the bottom holding it, this also must be pryed straight forward. They will not pop off easily as they are a tight fit.

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Game Consoles and Gaming Hardware

What years was the Iver Johnson 12 gauge made?

The 12 guage that was my great grandpa,grandpa and my dads is dated 1922 i have one that has the dates 01' on it The company existed with that name from 1871 to 1987 and made 12 gauge shotguns from the beginning to the end.

Chevy Prizm

Replace serpertine belt 99 Chevy prism Have a diagram?

should be in the owner's manual or on a sticker somewhere under the hood.

you should not try to reach it from the top of the car, impossible, instead, under the car is a plastic cover on the passenger side, take the bolts out and its a piece of cake to replace, just have someone move the tensioner up for you to get the belt off and on fully...then done.

Chevy Prizm

How do you remove the front door panels to get to the front speakers on a 2000 Chevy Prizm?

Catalytic Converters
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Check Engine Light
Chevy Prizm

What could cause a 2001 Chevy Prism to run rough and the check engine light to come on after reset?

Hi, I have a 1999 Chevy Prizm and had a similar problem right after I had the engine cleaned. It turned out that the pressure washer got some water inside the spark plug boots. I limped to a mechanic who replaced the wires and plugs and it has run perfectly since. BTW, it is the best car I have ever owned. I'm at 107K now and haven't had a single problem (besides this one which wasn't it's fault. :-) I had this problem for over a year. Had the O2 sensors replaced but no help. Finally took it to the dealer. They solved the problem by changing the MAF sensor. The car runs MUCH better now too.

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DIY Projects

How do you replace the alternator on a 1992 Geo Prizm?

Disconnect the battery. Unplug the alternator and take the belts off. Unbolt the alternator, and bolt the new one in. Put the belts back on it. Plug it back in and reconnect the battery. Voila! You changed your own alternator!

Starters and Ignition Systems
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How do you replace a starter on a 92 Geo Prism LSI or GSI?

Well, I asked this question aboved, but I found the answer myself. Here's what I did:

First off, the location on the starter is behind the engine block (if you look up underneath your vehicle, you will see it past the front exhaust pipe).

What you need to do first is disconnect the negative and positive battery cables.

Next, take of the air cleaning unit and it's base on the right side of the engine. You will disconnet a cable connected to the air cleaning unit when you do this. This will allow you room to stick you hands underneath the starter to remove the lower bolt (explained later). After removing the air cleaning unit and the base, jack the car up and place safety stands on the vehicle.

(Note: It might make it easier for you to remove the starter if you take of the the front exausts pipe underneath the vehicle)

Now you will locate the ignition switch lead, and the positive battery cable lead, which are at the far bottom of the starter, on the starter.

The ignition swith lead is a black square connection. Disconnect the connection.

The positive battery cable lead is next to that, but is held in by a small nut. Unscrew the nut and disconnect the positive battery cable lead wire.

Next your gonna locate two bolts that are holding the starter assembly in place (which are on the opposite end of where you just disconnected those wires).

This my be a little tricky to find without being able to show you a diagram. You may want to look up pictures of a 1992 Geo Prizm starter on line so you can see where they are at, or go to an automovite store and have them show you a new starter.

But generally, there are two bolts connected to the flywheel holding the starter. The top bolt is facing the left of the vehicle, while the bottom bolt is facing the right.

After undoing the bolts, you can take the starter out. Installation is reverse from above.

(Note: When installing the starter, hand tighten the bolts first to prevent stripping)

I basically went to an autoshop and asked to see the starter, so I could located the parts of the starter on the vehicle. I also downloaded some pictures off the internet from people who sold starters. This helped me locate where these connections are.

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How do you program a fob for a 2000 Chevrolet Prizm?

This the programming procedure for a 2000 Corolla and Chevrolet Prizm(same car different name)

Transmitter Programming Reprogramming the Remote Control Door Lock Receiver

      • Important***

The vehicle comes equipped with two transmitters. The receiver can be programmed to accept up to four transmitters. Additional transmitters are available. If the number of transmitters programmed exceeds four, the previously programmed transmitters will be erased in order, starting with the first transmitter. To program a transmitter, there are 3 modes within the remote control door lock receiver. Add mode: This mode is used for adding new or additional transmitters, Rewrite mode: This mode is used to erase all of the previously programmed transmitters and should be used when installing a new receiver, Confirmation mode: This mode is for confirming how many existing transmitters are registered before adding any transmitters. To begin programming, follow the procedure. Set the following conditions: Ignition off and ignition key out of cylinder. All doors closed except driver�s door. All doors unlocked. Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder momentarily and remove it. Using the switch in the driver�s door, move the switch to LOCK-UNLOCK 5 times at approximately 1 second intervals within 40 seconds. Close the driver�s door, then open it. Again, move the switch to LOCK-UNLOCK 5 times at approximately 1 second intervals within 40 seconds. Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder. Turn the ignition switch from ON-LOCK at approximately 1 second intervals for 1-3 times according to the desired mode. 1 time for add mode 2 times for rewrite mode 3 times for confirmation mode Remove the ignition key from the key cylinder. If the add or rewrite mode has been selected, the doors will lock-unlock once or twice at 1 second intervals, once for add mode or twice for rewrite mode. If the confirmation mode is selected, the doors will lock-unlock 0-4 times at 2 second intervals to inform the technician of the number of transmitters programmed. Press a transmitter button for 2 seconds, The doors will lock-unlock once at a 1 second interval to inform the technician that the signal has been received from the transmitter. Close the driver�s door, then open it. Press a transmitter button for 2 seconds, The doors will lock-unlock once at a 1 second interval to inform the technician that the signal has been received from the transmitter. If the doors lock-unlock once, the transmitter programming has been completed. Go to step 9 to continue programming for additional transmitters. If the doors lock-unlock twice, the transmitter programming is not complete. Go to step 9 to begin the transmitter programming again. If any of the following conditions occur during programming, the remote control door lock receiver will return to normal operation: The driver�s door remains closed. 20 seconds elapses with no input to the RKE module The ignition key is inserted into the key cylinder.

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How do you fix the door handle on a 1999 Chevy Prism without taking it to the shop?

I stumbled across these instructions on another site and they worked great for me. I had it replaced in about 15 minutes. This is for the inside door handle. 1. Remove the small screw holding the plastic trim bezel at the inside door release. Slide the trim towards the front of the car. If it is the drivers side, that would be to the right viewed from inside the car. If it is the passenger's side, it would be to left to free it from the door. 2. Disconnect the rod from the door handle and remove the handle. Before attempting to disconnect the rod, note that the retaining clip can be released from the rod and pivoted out of the way. The rod then lifts free.

Then it's a matter of putting in the new door handle\trim by inserting the rod into the hole and then pivoting the retaining clip back in place so it locks the rod. Then slide the handle/trim back in place and put the screw back in.

These instructions work for a 2001 Prizm LSI with power windows and door locks also. I would suspect the 1998-2002 would be the same, but I can not confirm that.

The only thing that disappointed me was I ordered the incorrect color trim off the Internet (bone instead of brown) but hey it works great now! Check on Ebay for door handles. Big savings over the dealer pricing.

Edit: The person who wrote these instructions is exactly correct -- it worked perfectly on my Chevy Prizm 1999. Thanks to the author.

Oxygen Sensors
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How do you fix an oxygen sensor on a 1997 Accord?

The only fix is to replace it. If you are mechanicly inclined, this is a doable deal.

Before you replace the sensor you should check the wiring for resistance you can use a volt/ohms meter (vom) and test the continuity of the wiring to the sensor.

Chevy Prizm

Who made Chevy Prizm engines?

Toyota, i have a 1999 and it is the same car as a 1999 Toyota corolla, except for random parts like the radio, badging and a few other things being from GM

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How do you turn on under hood light on 2002 Chevrolet trailblazer?

The same as you do in the 1968 Buick Wildcat

Auto Parts and Repairs
Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Chevy Prizm

How do you replace the headlight bulb located on a 2001 Chevy Prizm?

The bulb assembly needs to be removed from the front of the vehicle. Open the hood, and you will see that the entire plastic headlight assembly is held in place by a few hex head screws. Once these are removed the entire assembly can be lifted out, giving you access to the lamp socket. Replace the lamp (bulb)and reinstall. NOTE _ Be careful not to drop the screws in between the radiator and the grill, as they are hard to retrieve and usually get stuck on the body panel below the bumper. **you can actually avoid taking out the entire headlight if you just remove anything in the way of reaching behind the assembly. on the right side, it would be the fuse box, on the left side you can probably just reach behind if your hands aren't too large. then remove the rubber seal by prying it off. there is a spring clip that holds in the bulb, remove that by sliding it out from behind the bulb, then remove the bulb and replace.

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Where is the freon located on your 1993 Geo Prizm can you change it myself?

I'm not sure about the 1993 model but in the 2001 they don't have "Freon" (meaning R12) any more. The refrigerant is stored in that silver canister on the front left side of the engine-bay. R12 is expensive to replace. AC service providers are EPA licenced to service R12 & R134 systems, but they won't sell you the "stuff". So, you have to go to a service provider. I hope this helped. == 1993 Prizms still used Refrigerant-12, commonly known as "Freon". Later models use R-134. Refrigerant is distributed throughout the system. The excess refrigerant and oil is held in the drier/receiver. If you have a tight system and can afford it, stick with the R12. You will not regret it. Retrofit to R134 can be very problematic and expensive.


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