Chevrolet Lumina Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Lumina

Chevrolet Lumina Problems

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Failed Fuel Pump Can Cause Engine to Stall

The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.

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Chevrolet Lumina Questions

Bleeding Front-Disc Brake using a one-man pump kit, but the vacuum level dropped after stop pumping, why? (1 answer)

I tested my newly purchased one-man disc brake bleeding kit with hand pump. I used a tight fit rubber adapter to the brake valve, after pumping to get a moderate vacuum level, the vacuum level dropped after stopped pumping. Is this okay to do brake fluid bleeding, keep pumping the vacuum? or the...

What's the firing order on the distributor? (1 answer)

In what order do the distributor wires go in?

where does the vacuum line for vents attach to (1 answer)

vacuum ball has been gone for some time its line i plugged. no air coming from vents just defrost and floor

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Chevrolet Lumina Recalls

Engine Oil Leaks Onto Exhaust Manifold

Engine oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold, causing a fire hazard. This concern was addressed in previous recall notifications, but improvements to the repair have been made. Dealers will make improved repairs free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 03V527000
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.
Recall 02V329000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND MINI VANS, SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A PASSENGER AIR BAG THAT WAS MANUFACTURED WITHOUT A CHECK VALVE PIN. AN AIR BAG WITHOUT THE CHECK VALVE PIN COULD PRODUCE INCREASED PRESSURE AT THE ONSET OF THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND REDUCED PRESSURE AFTERWARD.

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Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

I've owned my lumina 4 just over 1 year (used), had 74,000 miles and 1 owner. I've had to replace the starter. Tires. Just now needing brake pads. there's some weird thing happening with the low coolant light (comes on periodically and then just goes away, never overheats), but other than that, all of my cars from this point 4ward will be this model!!!
I HAVE A 1990 LUMINA EURO 3.1 AND IT HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! I HAVE REPLACED FUEL PUMP, FUEL FILTER, BATTERY, SPARK PLUGS, CRANK SHAFT SENSOR, AND MANY OTHER PARTS, NOW THE CAR WON'T EVEN START.
Car is pretty much trouble free. Long time no problems.

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