1998 Chevrolet Lumina Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

1998 Chevrolet Lumina Problems

Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Failed Fuel Pump Can Cause Engine to Stall

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

Incorrect air flow from dash vents due to damaged engine vacuum hose
Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Recalls

Engine Oil Leaks Onto Exhaust Manifold

Engine oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold, causing a fire hazard. This concern was addressed in previous recall notifications, but improvements to the repair have been made. Dealers will make improved repairs free of charge to resolve the concern.

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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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

To start the engine you need to step on the brake then turn the ignition then at the same time right foot on the accelerator to start the engine. Coded 0442.
i really love my lumina. 2nd owner with almost 300,000 miles on it. it has a lesser mileage engine in it (40,000) but drives exceptionally well. i have new tires, new brakes and new drums. just to let everyone know, if your brake lights quit, and everything else works fine, it is not the brake light switch, it is the turn signal switch. believe it or not but true. also, while steering whe...
this car has 299583 miles on it.to this day it does not use any oil nor does it leak anywhere.i have all the print out of repairs the gas used and all the mechanics who have ever worked on it. i have all the times it has been the shop and what for.THERE IS JUST ONE THING T H E P A I N T IS PEELING ALL O V E R IT IS A SOUTHERN CAR AND WAS BOUGHT AT JO CLAYTON CHEVY IN ARAB ALA. PLEASE...

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