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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.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 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.
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.
One or more of the rear suspension links may become bent causing a severe rubbing noise.

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Known Chevrolet Lumina Problems & Complaints

Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.
Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
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...
If the spark plugs are not replaced at 80,000 miles, the spark plug wires may burn and damage the ignition coil pack.
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 coo...
It is common for the power steering pumps to leak fluid.
It is common for the high pressure power steering rubber hoses to leak. Our technicians recommend replacing leaky rubber hoses to prevent the loss of power steering.
It is not uncommon for the power steering rack to develop a fluid leak requiring replacement of the rack assembly. Loss of power steering fluid may also cause an abnormal noise and damage to th...
The heater core in this vehicle is known to get plugged, which prevents the coolant from flowing freely, causing problems with the heater.
The display on the heater and AC control panel may become dim or go completely blank. Our technicians tell us the control panel must be replaced to correct this fault.
One or more of the rear suspension links may become bent causing a severe rubbing noise.
The timing belt may fail prematurely. Our technicians tell us that the belt tensioner and idler pulleys should be replaced when the timing belt is replaced.
The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.
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