Last post on May 04, 2012 at 7:16 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Lumina
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Lumina, Sedan
#644 of 857 Re: 1995 Chevy Lumina...3.1ltr [rwsmith]
Jul 06, 2005 (12:42 am)
Hi. I have a 96 lumina with the 3.1. My hot light came on a couple days ago. I drove it to nearest station, and they said I had no water/antifreeze in overfill. So, I temporarily filled it with water. This morning, took it for oil change/antifreeze, and mechanic said oil looked nasty. Had sludge in it. Showed me where stuff was leaking out and said antifreeze getting in radiator, mixing with oil. Said probably need head gasket, ecause other gasket/manifold (sorry I forgot exactly) wouldn't get antifreeze into oil. Car has about 85000 on it. Said price should be about $900. Can someone give me any suggestions? What type of mechanic should I bring it to for second opinion/pricing? I was at local Midas shop.
#645 of 857 Re: 1995 Chevy Lumina...3.1ltr [ladyberard]
Jul 15, 2005 (11:10 am)
Supposedly that is a problem with the 96 3.1ltr. Any good general mechanic should be able to take care of this. Although, from what I know that sounds a little high. I asked a couple local mechanics what they would charge and they said just around the 500 dollar mark. But, your area may run high on auto repair. Let me ask you this, did he point out the spot where it was leaking into or shown signs of where it was? Mine was just (as facing the car from the front) towards the cab of the thermostat. Or, just under parts of the throttle body area. If not, when you take it to the second mechanic ask him to point it out to you. If they point it out then you know you got a problem. There should be some color change or even a clean spot on where it wore through your gasket. Hope this helps.
Jul 16, 2005 (2:29 pm)
Hello! I have been reading through these posts and have not seen, if any posts about the Luminas coming with a 3.4 V6. I could have over looked it. Is the 3.4 a rare motor for these cars or do they only come in the LS model?
I have a 95 Lumina LS which recently started having transmission issues. It occasionally slipsat random times for no apparent reason. Is this common? I am looking at possibly purchasing a trannie out of a 2000 Impala which has a 3.4 in it. Does anyone know if the trannie will fit?
Thanks in Advance,
#647 of 857 Re: Location of Lumina Air Bag Sensor and Module? [luminaguy]
Aug 05, 2005 (4:47 pm)
If its anything like my 95 Monte I had, which Im sure it is since the Lumina and Monte were essentially the same car, the air bag module should be under the drivers seat. If you feel under the seat you cant miss it. Its a pretty big box.
#648 of 857 '95 Lumina - Clock Stays On
Aug 07, 2005 (11:02 am)
I bought a 1995 Lumina about 18 months ago and it has run great. A few days ago, out of the blue, the clock stays on when the car is shut off. I have been told by a couple of people (non-mechanics) who said it's no big deal and there will be no drain on the battery. Are they correct, or should I be more concerned?
#649 of 857 Lumina APV Timing chain
Aug 09, 2005 (6:18 am)
I understand that the 1990 Lumina APV has a timing chain rather than a belt. Does anyone know if this needs to be replaced at a given mileage interval?
#650 of 857 Re: Lumina APV Timing chain [bseaman]
Aug 18, 2005 (3:45 pm)
Chain, no maintenance required.
#651 of 857 Re: Low Oil Light [ryanrp1]
Aug 21, 2005 (8:18 am)
I have the same problem too. Just changed the oil and filter, the light is still on along with the check engine light. I bought the 1996 Lumina 4dr on E-bay last week, it's an old Police car. It has 118K on the Odometer. But a used engine was put in it (3.1) 2 years ago and now has 50k on that. Someone please respond to this problem. Thanks!
#652 of 857 1995 Lumina getting hot!
Aug 23, 2005 (6:18 pm)
I have a 1995 Chevy Lumina and the temp is reading half way between the half mark and red zone while im in motion and almost at the mark before red when I stop at a light or in a drive through.
I have replaced the thermostat, radiator cap and passenger side fan motor. The radiator has also been flushed since it hadnt been in a while and the car has 110k miles.
The driver side fan comes on but the passenger side fan still doesnt come on even though I replaced it with a brand new one. Could the fan not coming on be the problem? Are both fans even suppost to be running at the same time? I have checked all fuses both inside the car and near the engine and all seem to be ok.
What else can I check.
Aug 23, 2005 (7:41 pm)
recently i have been having this problem where my hazzard lights will not stop blinking.I had this problem before when my car sat for 2 weeks and recently it has been sitting for 2 weeks.before my blinkers,and brake lights did not work until i hit my hazzards and then everything was fine.so I tried the samething again but know it is a ordeal to get the hazzards to stop but still no blinkers or brake lights.I've checked all the fuses and they seem to be fine.If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.thanks