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#598 of 857 1996 Chevrolet Lumina
Feb 14, 2004 (9:56 am)
We now only have a little over 62,000 miles on our 1996 Lumina bought new in April, 1996. Only repair outside of regular scheduled maintenance, has been a rebuilt alternator at around 40,000 miles. Just recently put a new set of tires on at 57,000 miles. Went with the Firestone FR680 radials and after 5,000 miles so far, they seem like an excellent tire for this mid-sized sedan. Those OEM B.F.Goodrich T/A radials were a darn tire, never had a bit of trouble through 57,000 miles. Considered replacing the same, but they are French made (Owned by Michelin) and we didn't want to aid the enemy as you know! Besides these Firestones were $100 cheaper on a set of four and as I previously said seem to really suit this car. This Lumina has been one of the better car's or light truck's that we have owned. Guess GM did get one product done right during the 1990's.
#599 of 857 Engine Temperature
Feb 16, 2004 (11:03 am)
Has anyone experienced a problem getting there Lumina to proper engine running temperature? My needle barely gets off the minimum reading and I've changed the thermostat and that didn't help. Does anyone know where else the problem could be? I summitted a previous line talking about my Lumina jerking when in overdrive. My tranny mechanic told me it's probably a lockout problem in the tranny but he said he couldn't tell because he couldn't get my engine temp to the proper degree. I've changed my thermostat and the temp doesn't change. Anybody have some ideas what I need to do before I take it in to a mechanic?
Feb 17, 2004 (8:17 pm)
These cars have a very specific for opening the air bleed screws for the cooling system. You need to have an owner's manual for instructions. This purges the air from the system allowing the coolant to get up to temperature and circulate water to the heater core.
#603 of 857 Re: 4T60-E solenoid problems... [rjs200240 #471]
Apr 09, 2004 (6:33 am)
Hey, I am having this same prob on my 200 gmc 1500 truck, they hav replaced the shift solenoid A adn wiring harness and i have since had to take it back cause it's doing the same thing. My service engine soon light came on and the code they gave me was 0753 which is Shift solenoid A-electrical, what was done for your situation?? thanks!
#604 of 857 Re: love my 98 lumina - what next to buy [lsabatose #589]
Apr 09, 2004 (4:34 pm)
I have a '99 Monte Carlo ( bascially a Lumina but with 2 doors) with 75,000 miles on it . It has the 3.8 litre and those usually go 200,000 miles or so without any trouble. What engine does your '98 have?
#605 of 857 Re: engine temp [kcwolfpack59 #600]
Apr 09, 2004 (4:39 pm)
Is that for the 3.8 litre ? My Monte Carlo runs very cold as well but I haven't really worried about it until I started reading the posts here .
Apr 11, 2004 (4:35 pm)
My 98 LTZ 3800 runs at what appears to be to cold on the temp guage, used a scanner to see actual readings, was 202 warmed up.