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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1998 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

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

 

The ignition module or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to die and not restart. Diagnoses will be necessary to determine if the module or crank sensor is causing the no start condition.

One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

The serpentine belt tensioner pulley may wear out. Our technicians tell us that in order to get a new pulley from General Motors you must purchase a complete belt tensioner assembly.

 

The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.

Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.