1992 Chevrolet Lumina Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1992 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.
The upper intake manifold gasket and/or a PCV vacuum lines/hoses can develop vacuum leaks with age. This type of leak can result in a higher that normal or rough idle.
The engine temperature sensor wire for the engine temperature gauge, or warning light, may touch the rear exhaust manifold causing a short to ground causing erratic operation of the temperature gauge or warning light.
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 high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Fuel injectors can short-circuit electrically causing a rougher than normal idle and reduced performance.