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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Chevrolet Lumina
1996 Chevrolet Lumina
1996 Chevrolet Lumina Problems
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
1996 Chevrolet Lumina Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE LINE CAN CONTACT THE TRANSAXLE MOUNTING BRACKET OR ATTACHMENT BOLT.Learn more »
1996 Chevrolet Lumina Questions and Answers
Right beside th fuel filter are 2 parallel brake lines. both of which are rusted, one is leaking. instead of buying the 2 long sections of line and the connectors, would it not be feesible to buy...
I had to add a pint of trans fluid every week or so and now the transmission just quit upshifting is there a simple fix ?
do you need a hex head tool to change the brakes
My gear shift is verey stiff when trying to put in any gear, why would this happen?
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 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
intake gaskets twice
valve cover gaskets
both oxygen sensors
front pads and rotors twice
multi function switch
turn signal switch
spark plugs and wires
other than all those fixes it has never broken down on me!
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.