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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Problems

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.

Engine Stall Or No Start Condition

The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.

High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Questions

New battery died while driving starts up rough idle dies when shift into gear (1 answer)

New battery installed. Oil light was coming on at stop or when slowing when restarts sounds like loud exhaust and a slapping sound. Is it the timimg

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.

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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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