Drat, my free car is acting up...
January 5, 2008 3:24 PM Subscribe
Our 1995 Geo Metro seems to be having electrical problems
posted by vernondalhart to travel & transportation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This just started recently, and while we hoped it was a glitch, it seems not to be the case.
I wasn't in the car when it first started, but it sounds like the vehicle just wouldn't actually start, and the starter would not turn over. The vehicle was getting power, and boost did not help. The car successfully started later, and so we hoped it was ok. What I have noticed though, is that when it does successfully start up the usual beeping sounds distorted---you know, that screechy digital distortion that occurs when something that beeps isn't really getting enough power (at least that's what I assume it is)---and the engine seemed to idle somewhat unevenly, at least for a moment.
Other than that, I haven't noticed any problems, but it's not started twice in the last three or so days (without it being driven that often), so there's clearly something wrong. Any ideas? Is this a cheap fix? Expensive fix? Hire a witch doctor fix?