1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV

1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV Problems

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

Oil Pump Drive O-ring May Leak Oil From Rear of Engine

An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV Questions

Just had headband manifpil gasket replace and new radiator install drove for 2hr (1 answer)

and now won't start will turn over but act like no fuel is getting to it

Where is the Cold Start Valve? (1 answer)

Van will sometimes stop when hot, usually when idling at a stop, or won't start some times. Replaced fuel pump and checked most fuses.

Where is the fuel pump relay switch in a 1996 Chev. Lumina APV? (1 answer)

Van some times won't start when cold, or when hot. Use starter fluid and it will start up then.

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV Recalls

Recall 02V286000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL ...

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV Reviews

Love this minivan. Today I had it packed with all families from out of state and live in area over to grandma house for Christmas has served me well never put anything major into it I changed oil at 5,000 miles the 3.4 liter engine is awesome I have originally 145,000 miles on my APV very comfortable gets good gas mileage for van. When it comes in getting things fixed up all parts are cheap in ...
I've had a 1994, 3.8 and two 1996 3.4. 1994 with 170000 miles when it was crashed when a person turned left in front of me and I couldn't stop, but I won. and with a busted front end, bent rad. I drove it home 40 miles. It turned out to be to damaged to repair, then I got a white 1996, a few years later hit a deer and smashed the front end. so I got a green 1996. my son repaired the white one s...
I've had this van for 12 yrs now , and I still love it. It's the best American made vehicle I've ever owned. I've had all the usual problems over the years , but nothing that cost an arm and a leg.

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