Chevrolet Lumina Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Chevrolet Lumina as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.Refine by vehicle
An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.
Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
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.
Fuel injectors can short-circuit electrically causing a rougher than normal idle and reduced performance.
A coolant leak may develop form the Intake manifold gasket causing overheating complaints. The coolant leak may be internal allowing coolant to mix with the engine oil, this condition can result in internal engine damage.
On vehicles with a 3.1L engine, the front motor mount may break, causing the engine to jump while shifting gears or accelerating; this can break the water neck (thermostat housing) resulting in coolant loss and engine overheating.