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1990 Chevrolet Lumina Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1990 Chevrolet Lumina based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).

This engine may leak oil from the valve cover gasket.

One or more of the rear suspension links may become bent causing a severe rubbing noise.

The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)

The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.
Timing gears may wear causing a mild to severe knocking noise from the front of the engine. Replacement of the timing gears is necessary.