1996 Chevrolet Lumina Repair and Maintenance

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

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Problems

Power Window Not Working Due to Failed Switch

One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.

Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Questions

Will changing the steering lock key cartridge make the steering unlock (1 answer)

My key won't unlock steering or start the car

Is changing the steering column key lock the way to get the steering unlocked (1 answer)

Is there any other reason than changing the key lock to get car steering unlocked for starting.

Under the dash (1 answer)

Air isn't blowing hard like it used to, stops blowing when I press the gas, then slowly starts blowing threw random vents,, but stI'll not very hard..

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Recalls

Recall 96V122000
THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH ONE OF THE FOUR BRAKE BOOSTER TABS NOT PROPERLY LOCATED IN THE FRONT OF DASH REINFORCEMENT ASSEMBLY.
Recall 96V069000
THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE LINE CAN CONTACT THE TRANSAXLE MOUNTING BRACKET OR ATTACHMENT BOLT.

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

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based on 3 customer reviews
I have a 1996 chevy lumina. Bought it about 5 1/2 years ago with about 110k miles. 55k miles later it is still going strong after many repairs. Fuel pressure regulator fuel rail bracket and orings injector orings twice head gaskets intake gaskets twice exhaust gaskets valve cover gaskets thermostat throttle cable battery twice starter twice water pump exhaust manifold both oxygen sensors tir...
I currently own a 96 Lumina with 75,000 miles and I used to own a 94 Lumina with 170,000 miles on it. The 94 ran like a champ...I honestly feel like I would still have her if my car accident didnt happen. But I have a newer one now and its great, no leaks, no serious problems just yet..just needs routine stuff. Its a fantasticly made vehicle, I would buy another one in a fricken heartbeat!
Car is pretty much trouble free. Long time no problems.

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