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1997 Geo Prizm Base 4dr Sedan

1997 Geo Prizm
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Sub-Compact
30 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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October 26, 2012, 7:21 am

Paul N
 

Question: Manuel tyrannies-wont shift into first when car warmed up it stalls then when I put clutch back won'

When driven a while when I park and try to go in first(Manuel tranny)it won't go in and it stalls.try to go in reverse it does same.have to turn car off and back on and try again sometimes it'll take off on you when you try to put it in first otherwise it shifts great in all other gears when you're driving and when you put it into neautral before coming to a stop while driving it shifts beautiful when taking off


November 2, 2012, 9:31 pm

Richard W
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I would have your clutch checked. That sort of thing happens when it starts to go out.


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