1998 Chevrolet Lumina Repair and Maintenance

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

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Problems

Transmission Fluid Leak From Cooler Line

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.

Engine Stall Or No Start Condition

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

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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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Questions

There is a oil/slight gas smell when I get into the car. (1 answer)

When I get into the car after it has been sitting for some time it smells like maybe burnt oil or a weak gas smell. Not sure where it is coming from. No engine overheating issues, no gas in the oil or coolant. I do notice that there are some greasy areas around the camshaft position sensor and ne...

How much for fuse for speedometer (1 answer)

The speedometer won't work

A/C blowing warm , temp dropped then skyrocketed, lost steering. (1 answer)

My A/C began to blow warm air and the temp gauge dropped then rose rapidly as I lost steering. Pulled over and had car towed.

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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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