May 2021 9 195 Report
How much longer does my 1990 Geo Prizm transmission have before it dies?

I have a 1990 Geo prizm with 310,000 miles on it. There was an engine rebuild at about 150,000, questionable about whether the tranny was replaced at this time, though I would assume it was, or at least rebuilt.

Currently it is popping out of 5th gear about 2-3 times a week. I drive about 50 miles a day round trip to work and back, mostly highway.

Does anyone think they can forecast how much longer this will last before I am "that guy" on the side of the road during the morning commute with a cellphone in hand.


Just to add, I guess most people aren't aware that this car is Geo in name only, all the parts are Toyota. So I am not suprised at the milage at all. I am suprised that I haven't any real problems with it. Also, the clutch was replaced about 25,000 miles ago. And as for routine maintanence, I add a quart of oil every couple thousand miles and put gas in it. This car is amazing. I am just wondering if there are any transmission experts out there who have experience with this kind of car (either this car or the same year of the Toyota Corolla).

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