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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Chevrolet Lumina
1998 Chevrolet Lumina
1998 Chevrolet Lumina Problems
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
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.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
1998 Chevrolet Lumina Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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.Learn more »
1998 Chevrolet Lumina Questions and Answers
why does my light stay on
Can you bypass a heater core? If so how can it be done? My heater core is leaking which is causing my car to run hot, and I can not afford to have it fixed right now and this is my only means of tr...
Lifters making noise. Added lubricant but the rattle came back. What's wrong?
What is the best way to replace the back plugs?
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 wheel is off, get the white wire for the ignigtion switch check (may need soldering). sometimes you turn the key and nothing. this is also somehow related to the turn signal switch. i am getting a new one put on this afternoon and very excited. now i am gonna get new carpet and hopefully some new seats and maybe a paint job. this baby is the best 1200.00, yes, 1200.00 i every paid for a car.
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 GM. HELP ME GET THIS CAR PAINTED. CHARLES BOSWELL
I have had my car for 9 yrs. (bought used) and have had really good
service out of it. i had to put a heavy duty alternator on it. But otherwise a great all around car. Everyone I know that has a Lumina
tells me they would gladly buy 1 again because they are so dependable.