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#479 of 857 Radiator Fan
Nov 20, 2002 (10:09 am)
Hi, I'm an owner of a 1996 3.4L Chevy Lumina... its an awesome car I love it, but I'm running into yet another problem, the fans on the radiator like to come on when the car is cold. today 11/20 it was about 34 degrees out side and when I started my car the fan came right on... I drove it 35 miles to school and when I shut the car off, the fans stayed on. it did it to me before in the summer but then the car was running hot, now that its winter time its not so hot outside and the engine temp. gage didn't say that it was hot.. so what could be the reason for my fans to come on???
Nov 23, 2002 (11:24 am)
Coolant temp sensor could be bad, reading hot, but this would usually cause hard starting cold also, I would look for a bad coolant fan relay, first.
#481 of 857 3.1 is a good motor
Nov 23, 2002 (1:23 pm)
I rode in a Lumina cab in Dallas this week with 3.1 motor. 266K miles. Another happy owner.
Nov 30, 2002 (11:37 am)
I have a 98 lumina with 99000 miles on it...dervice engine soon light came on, brought ot to local mech. he said it just need tuneup, after spending a few dollars, light still on, now they want it for annother 3 hrs. to saying its missfireing and needing the injector replaced/repaired..another good buck, i ve been thinking of getting new car, but with this being an issue, is it worth it to repair (hopefully as he wasnt sure that this would correct it) or should just trade in? any body have a good idea?
#483 of 857 reply keng48
Nov 30, 2002 (12:13 pm)
take it to a a shop with diagnostic equipment to find out what the problem is before you spend money on fixing anything; may be able to have it done free at Auto Zone
Dec 02, 2002 (7:41 am)
hi me again... i just took my lumina in to have the antifreeze leak check, both head gaskets are bad and it cost roughly 850 dollers to have them fixed...is it worth it or should i trade it in and get a different newer car with less miles?
#485 of 857 Re: hd gasket leak
Dec 02, 2002 (9:14 am)
Be careful with that diagnosis, it is more likely int. manifold gaskets, this was very common on the 3.1.
Dec 11, 2002 (5:22 pm)
i am also an owner of the 3.4 lumina and the fan sometimes stays on or goes on when its not hot ,,but another thing that bothers me recently is when i start the car after a drive within an hour it will start then shut off,,im wondering if a tune up would help,or just spark plugs?? any info appreciated
#487 of 857 correction 3.4l
Dec 11, 2002 (5:25 pm)
i just want to make it clearer,,,after a drive if i come back to start my car it may start but then shut off within a sec.
Dec 18, 2002 (7:31 am)
my 3.4 stalls alot too... usualy only right after i start it but sometimes it will do it when i park it too. im not sure what to say. i love my car but the little things drive me nuts.