1997 Chevrolet Lumina Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

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1997 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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1997 Chevrolet Lumina Questions

Fan motor won't turn off when I turn the car off unless I take the fuse out. (2 answers)

What could be causing that?

Turn signals won't work, but my bulbs & fuses are good. Turn signal switch? (1 answer)

The bulbs are good. The fuses are good. But my turn signals won't come on. My break lights work, so do my head lights. So do I need to replace the turn signal switch?

how to replace the front right ABS wiring Harness (1 answer)

The wiring harness on the front passenger side needs to be replaced. How do I replace this from where it plugged into the ABS module on the wheel to the other end?

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1997 Chevrolet Lumina Recalls

Recall 03V527000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.

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1997 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

Rated
based on 6 customer reviews
I bought this car over 2 years ago used and have not had anything go wrong with it. I feel very blessed since I drove it so many miles back and forth to school. I just recently had some items on it fixed, but was only because it has not been done since I have owned the car. I keep the oil changed and all components checked. I have a little problem with gas gauge not being correct so I just...
my Lumina runs good at all speeds except when passing or climbing a steep hill then I get a miss on cylinder 4 replaced coil plug and plug wire
Ive had my 1997 chevy lumina for about 8 or 9 years,Ive never had any major problems I just recently put a new battery and alterator in it. Im have to have new struts, Ive never done anything to the exhaust system since Ive had the car. Its the best car Ive ever owned.

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