1998 Chevrolet Lumina Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Chevrolet Lumina Problems

Crankshaft Position Sensor, Ignition/Powertrain Control Module May Fail

The crankshaft position sensor, ignition module, and/or powertrain control module (PCM) may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light with ignition system related fault codes stored in the PCM. Patience is necessary when dealing with this specific situation as normal diagnostic procedures are not effective. In many cases, the best option is to replace parts, one at a time until the fault is corrected.

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.
Intake Manifold Gaskets 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.

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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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