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geo prizm failure to start

05-17-2006, 04:26 PM
Hi, I have a 96 Geo Prizm, automatic. Most of the time the car will start right up but sometimes I turn the key over and all i get is a 'Click' from the starter. The starter has already been replaced, along with plugs, wires, distributor, etc. Wiggling the shifter and tapping the starter does nothing to help. My thought is that it could be an electrical problem. I usually just keep taking the key out and reinserting and after a while she starts. The starter wires are new and attached properly.
Also, an a few occasions when I am turning left there is a momentary loss of power steering, usually lasting a few seconds. Any help and insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


06-07-2006, 10:04 PM
I am having a very similar issue. Have you checked your ignition switch? It turns out that the ignition switch is not my problem, but it may be yours.

The ignition switch on that car is white plastic, and it is found behind the key lock cylinder. You have to dismantle the steering column and trims, but the switch isn't too difficult to get to. The ignition switch costs $110 at my local Chevy dealer.

I paid the $110, installed the ignition switch, but my problem persisted. Hopefully it will resolve your problem.

08-05-2006, 09:40 AM
I am having problems trying to get my 94 prizm to fire over. I replaced the spark plugs, rotor and cap thinking that was the problem. the engine light is still on and i can not figure out how to get it to go off. i pulled the battery and let it set for 20 minutes thinking that would do the trick and nothing. Any suggestions?

Lefty Friz

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