Beginners and pros alike can use this informative Chevrolet Sprint and Geo Metro Repair Manual to tackle repair issues big and small. This guide is so easy to understand that it's particularly popular with amateur mechanics as a way to save a few bucks on pricey mechanic fees. Many Chevy owners find that these books allow them to be capable of so much more than just simple maintenance and tune-ups. The step-by-step tutorials and detailed illustrations provide ample information for more complex repairs as well.
These Chevy vehicles are known for their longevity. To make yours last even longer, be sure to pick up this must-have repair manual, which covers all 1985-1988 Chevy Sprint and Geo, and 1989-2001 Chevy Metro.
Note: This manual does NOT include turbocharger information.
Book Excerpt: 1985-2001 Chevy Sprint, Geo, Chevy Metro Repair Manual...
COOLING, HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
HEATER CORE | REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
CLUTCH AND DRIVEAXLES
(Refer to illustration 11.3)
NOTE: The photos accompanying the following procedure depict a typical heater core removal procedure. Heater core removal on all models covered by this manual is similar, although dashboards and the various trim pieces vary somewhat from model to model.
- Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
- Drain the cooling system (see Chapter 1).
- Working in the engine compartment, disconnect the heater hoses where they enter the firewall (see illustration).
- Remove the instrument cluster (see Chapter 12).
- Remove the air conditioner and heater control assembly (see Section 12). Be sure to mark the locations of the cable clamps on the cables to ensure correct adjustment upon reinstallation.
- Remove the glove box and the instrument panel assembly (see Chapter 11).
1994 AND EARLIER MODELS
(Refer to illustrations 11.7, 11.8, 11.9a, 11.9b and 11.10)
WARNING: Later models covered by this manual are equipped with a driver's side airbag; some late-model vehicles have a passenger airbag as well. Always disable the airbag system before working in the vicinity of the steering column, impact sensors or dashboard to avoid the accidental deployment of the airbag(s), which could cause personal injury. See Chapter 12 for the airbag disarming procedure.
- Label and detach the air ducts, wiring and controls still attached to the heater housing (see illustration).
- Unbolt the heater assembly from the firewall (see illustration).
- Remove the screws and clips and separate the two halves of the heater assembly (see illustrations).
PILOT BEARING | INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT
(Refer to illustrations 6.5, 6.8, 6.9 and 6.10)
- The clutch pilot bearing is a needle roller type bearing which is pressed into the rear of the crankshaft. It's greased at the factory and does not require additional lubrication.
Its primary purpose is to support the front of the transaxle input shaft. Because of its inaccessibility, you should always inspect the pilot bearing any time the clutch components are removed. If you're in doubt about the condition of the pilot, replace it.
- Remove the transaxle (see Chapter 7, Part A).
NOTE: If you have already removed the engine from the vehicle, disregard this Step.
- Remove the clutch components (see Section 4).
- Inspect the pilot bearing for excessive wear, scoring, lack of grease, dryness or obvious damage. You'll need a flashlight to illuminate the recess. If the pilot bearing is damaged or worn, replace it.
- The pilot bearing can be removed with a slide hammer and puller attachment (see illustration), but an alternative method may work if it's done carefully.
- Find a solid steel bar which is slightly smaller in diameter than the bearing. Alternatives to a solid bar would be a wood dowel or a socket with a bolt fixed in place to make it solid.
Subject: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001. Chevrolet Sprint, Geo and Chevy Metro service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563924536 | ISBN-13: 978156392458 | Haynes 24075