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Chevrolet Lumina Problems

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Most Common Chevrolet Lumina Problems

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 ...
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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2 Known Chevrolet Lumina Brakes Problems

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.

4 Known Chevrolet Lumina Drive Train Problems

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 r...
The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure contr...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

7 Known Chevrolet Lumina Electrical & Lights Problems

One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.
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 gau...
It is common for the driver side window motor and master window switch to fail.

26 Known Chevrolet Lumina Engine Problems

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 ...
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

6 Known Chevrolet Lumina Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
The crankshaft position sensor, ignition module, and/or powertrain control module (PCM) may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light with ignition system related fault codes stored ...
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

6 Known Chevrolet Lumina Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

2 Known Chevrolet Lumina Maintenance Problems

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

0 Known Chevrolet Lumina Miscellaneous Problems

7 Known Chevrolet Lumina Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
One or more of the rear suspension links may become bent causing a severe rubbing noise.
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.

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Known Chevrolet Lumina Problems & Complaints

Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cle...
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.
Body: A dirty throttle body may cause a lower than normal engine idle resulting in a stalling condition. A stalling condition may also result if an idle learn procedure is not performed if the ba...
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order. If the fluid is dark in color, the transmission should ...
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube which connects the EGR valve to the intake manifold may develop an engine vacuum leak, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate with code P0171 and/or P...
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).
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 r...
One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or switch. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the exact cause.
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 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 ...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...
The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.
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