1994 Geo Prizm

Tiny
KARRI
  • 1994 GEO PRIZM
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES

1994 Geo Prizm automatic Wont start. I have replaced the battery and main fuse. I now have headlights but it wont crank. Car ran fine until I left the key on for two days. Also headlights do not dim when I try to start it.

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 3:56 PM

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Tiny
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What is it doing cranking over and will not start or just won't crank at all/nothing when you turn key to cranking position?

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
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I turn the key and nothing happens. No crank. No dash lights No buzzers nothing. But I have headlights and they don't dim when I turn the key.

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 2:02 PM
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Doube check battery condition and connections if okay-Check the starter motor, park and neutral switch and ignition switch.

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 2:58 PM
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I know this was forever ago but I'm wondering what the outcome was, my dad has exactly the same issue. Won't crank, headlights only. Just replaced the battery & starter.

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Thursday, August 25th, 2016 AT 3:37 PM
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So is this a automatic transmission?

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Thursday, August 25th, 2016 AT 8:57 PM
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Yes automatic

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 AT 3:08 AM
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You have had the battery tested and made sure the battery cables are clean and tight.

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 AT 12:33 PM
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Also you have a multi meter to do some testing?

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 AT 12:34 PM
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Battery is new that was the first thing we replaced & then when that didn't do it we tried a new starter but still nothing.

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 AT 12:47 PM
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Do you have a multi meter to do some testing?We have to do some testing for sure to trace the problem.

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 AT 12:52 PM
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Also do you have the 1.6 or 1.8L engine?

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 AT 12:53 PM
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Yes on the multimeter & it's a 1.6L engine.

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 AT 1:07 PM
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With the car in park with the key in the start position you should have power to the black wire and black wire with a white stripe at the neutral safety switch?

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 AT 8:30 PM
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I'm having trouble locating the neutral safety switch, can you point me in the right direction?

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Monday, August 29th, 2016 AT 4:39 PM
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It's on top of the transmission under the battery.

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Monday, August 29th, 2016 AT 6:24 PM

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