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Chevrolet Lumina, Sedan
#110 of 218 Re: lumnia transmission problems [brian78]
Apr 07, 2009 (7:23 am)
My dad bought a 2001 Chevy Lumina. Ever sense he got the car the car seemed like it would shift back and forth out of gear to frequently, and when you are going down the highway. The car seems to buck or jerk. Some days it wonít do it some days it will. My dad has had it to seven different mechanics half of them said it did not throw a code on the computer ,the other half said that they didnít even notice anything when they drove it. Finally my dad took the car into Auto zone and they put a tester on it and it throw a code saying torque converter locking up. He finally said the heck with it and put almost a new transmission and torque converter in it , and the car still does the same thing. Does anybody have any solutions? My dad has thrown close to 3,000 in the car he has also changed the plugs, the wires ,he has checked the coils ,he has replaced the engine temperature sensor, but the car still bucks and jerks going down the highway and it seems like it shifts constantly back and forth from overdrive to drive to frequently.
#111 of 218 Re: 1998 Lumina ; Brake lights do not come on [rogerwilco007]
Apr 11, 2009 (10:28 am)
yes, I had the same exact problem happen to me, I had the turn signal switch replaced for $300 at a local garage, and now it works just fine.
#112 of 218 2001 Lumina with 3.1 Engine
Apr 16, 2009 (10:39 am)
Thanks to the dexcool extended life antifreeze, I have replaced the intake and cylinder head gaskets, the car had 158K on it. Before the head gasket failed it was throwing a P0401 code. While the engine was torn down I went ahead and replaced the EGR valve too. After cleaning everything out & putting it all back together, after about 1 mile the SES light came on and it is still throwing a P0401 Insufficient flow code. Anyone have an idea what to do now?
#113 of 218 Re: 2001 Lumina with 3.1 Engine [gsoridleyrider]
Apr 16, 2009 (5:49 pm)
First of all, I have 2 Chev products and I don`t believe that Dex-Cool is the reason for the gasket failures. Lawsuits have already been won against GM that implicate the material in the gaskets, not Dex-Cool. I`ve replaced the lower intake and head gaskets on both my Lumina and Impala..... The code your Lumina throws indicates a problem with the EGR valve...since you`ve replaced it, it may be your MAP sensor which monitors the EGR function.
Apr 27, 2009 (3:20 pm)
Hey, does anyone know the access code to reprogram the security lockout?
I took it to a Mech and he said that the security lockout has to be recoded to
the key... is there a way to bypass it or something?
#115 of 218 Re: need a bit of help [bigdograin]
May 20, 2009 (8:48 pm)
yo if it turns over, go by some starting fluid, and spray it in the vacuum lines, leave them unplugged and then start it. it should start if not do it again for like 3 seconds and should start then. if not then i dont know. i've got bad fuel injectors and i've tried all the cleaners for fuel additives and so on. they dont help the starting process
i recomend you buy starting fluid and spray the vacuum lines.. IF it starts, plug the lines back in and she'll run just right.
May 23, 2009 (5:21 am)
I can't get a straight answer on whether I need a left front strut,left front axle, ball joints or cv joint. How can I tell which I need or who is telling me the truth?
#117 of 218 Re: Front end [ledzep2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 23, 2009 (6:49 am)
Well let's see.
STRUT --You can bounce up and down on the left front of the car, listen for noise, or compare the resistance to the other corners of the car. You can also shine a flashlight on the strut and look for oil dripping out of it.
AXLE -- there is no way NO WAY to visually tell if an axle CV joint is bad unless you disassemble it. But you can see if the axle boot is torn, which may only mean to replace the boot, not the whole joint, and you can drive the car in very tight left or right circles and listen for a steady clunking noise which appears in a regular rotational sound of clunking, and goes away as you straighten the wheel. For a bad LEFT axle CV joint, you'd make tight RIGHT circles.
BALL JOINT -- a jack can be placed under them and the wear (slack) in them can be measured or estimated. Anything more than 1/8" play up and down is probably too much. If you can't see it move, then no sale.
If a shop cannot demonstrate to you the basis for their diagnosis, other than crystal ball, intuition, or dart board, then don't believe them.
#118 of 218 Fuel pressure regulator
May 29, 2009 (2:22 pm)
I gotta 92' chev lumina euro 3.1 and the engine doesn't idle and when we took the vacum tubes off the carb gas seems to be leeking out as soon as you turn the key so its been flooding the engine we think its the fuel pressure regulator but not totally sure someone wanna help out?
#119 of 218 Re: Fuel pressure regulator [maxhudson_1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 29, 2009 (3:40 pm)
Don't think you have a carburetor on that puppy.