20 Most Recent 1998 Chevrolet Prizm - Page 9 Questions & Answers


I would replace the pressure regulator, and check the injectors for leakdown.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on May 10, 2011


Usually 5/8" deep well, or spark-plug socket.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on May 01, 2011


check the voltage at the battery now. it takes more amps to power the starter than the items you've listed. you should show a reading of 12-12.5 volts on your battery with the car not running, if not, charge the battery, once you've done this, start the vehicle, and with the motor running, check the voltage again. you should see a ratting of 14-14.5 volts, if thats fine your alt is working , if not,, you have a weak or bad alternator. remove it and take it to any parts store in your neighborhood and have them bench check it. call around, many of them provide this service for free. If by chance this is not the case and the readings are ok,, it could be in your ignition itself, or even in the park safety switch

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011


I had the same problem. After two days of troubleshooting I took it to my mechanic. It took him a week, tracing and thinking between other jobs, to find the solution: Running light relay module. Under the dash, not a ice cube relay, a module assembly. Part 94859202. I also has a bad ground on the jumper for the main wiring harness. $357.00 Hope this saves all of you some cash.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011


Hi, have you tried swapping the ignition wires? If it isn't the injector or plugs, it may be the wire or the valves. If swapping wires doesn't work, run a compression test.

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6715318-causes_gasoline_engine_misfires . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.


By the way, the code 420 may be caused by the misfire, so don't worry about that unless the code doesn't clear after fixing the misfire.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011


This can be caused by many many different problems. Your best bet is to bring it to your local garage or autozone to have to have it checked out.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


Do you mean trunk latch? Assuming you do, the cheapest way would be to remove the back seat and try to get into the trunk that way so you can see what you need to do to get open. The other way is to call a locksmith. Hope this helps.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


Find the back of the cig lighter, pull the wire off. Then grasp the back of the device and turn (lefty loosey - righty tighty). You may have to hold the front (remove the lighter and hold its socket) to keep it from turning. There may be a ground wire on the shell (the part you are turning) that you will have to disconnect.

While the location may be difficult to access, the actual mechanics of the task are as simple as watching Ice Cream melt.

Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011


It is a sensor, electronic control module or damaged wiring.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011


That code means, EVAP purge flow sensor circuit.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


Without model and year it's hard to be specific but check the fuses

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011


start simple check gas and fluid levels look for loose connections in wiring are you using remote starter? check for fuel pump noise have someone turn on the key while you remove gas cap listen for humming sound when ignition switch is in run note fuel pump will only stay on for 2-3 sec unless starting car

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011


I seem to have the same problem with my 93 suburban 1500 and I cant seem to find the source, i was thinking it could be the electric brake box i installed a few months ago but it seems alright. I was wondering if you figured out what caused this in your vehicle as it may save me a headache or two

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011


yes he would have checked it and renewed the fluid no doubt ,look under bonnet and by drivers side on firewall is a big round thing with a pipe going to it ,on the end of this is a brake master cylinder with a resevoir on top of it

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010


Hi!! Look under the dash area for a button or, a toggle switch. When you locate it, turn on the ignition key, press and hold in the button (little
spring loaded micro button, red or black possibly) until the alarm chirps 1 time. This should over ride
the system, and only the keyless entry part, if installed, would still be operating. The LED (light emiting diode) light in the dash
should also go on solid.=VALET/OVERIDE .

This stops the alarm except for the keyless entry if installed. Once in Valet mode, it will allow the car to start and operate
like there was no alarm at all. If you can not find the toggle switch, let me know to try something else. Good Luck!!

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010


Why was fluid changed? whats Super ATF fluid? the recommended fluid is DEXRON III

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Dec 06, 2010


Not knowing the year make or model car i can only guess here, but it sounds like the switch may be bad, try unconnecting the connector from the switch and see if the tail lights shut off, the flickering high beam indicator may be due from a faulty switch or high beam relay but if all works manualy i dont think its the relay.

Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Oct 04, 2010


Specifically what Needle is going back and forth? You need to be more specificfor anyone to understand what your difficulty is. Are you speaking of the Tachometer? Speedometer? Oil Pressure Gauge? Ammeter or Voltmeter? Temperature Gauge?

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Chevrolet Prizm... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010

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