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#127 of 218 1996 Chevy Lumina
Jul 02, 2009 (7:45 pm)
Ok so i got the power steering pump put in but i guess it only came with one screw and it needed three so my belt came off. Now i am wondering if i need to buy a new pump or if i can just get the screws and serpentine belt?
#128 of 218 Gears Jerking & gets overheated.
Aug 12, 2009 (4:22 pm)
Okay. Im only 16 years old, so lord knows i dont know what im doing... but this is my first car, and the last 2 days that I have drove it, my car has overheated and started smoking. I got someone to look at it, and they said that it was leaking antifreeze. They changed my antifreeze and put more in it. Well my temperature still keeps rising and still overheats and smokes. I dont know what to do.
Another problem is every since I got the car, when I change the gears, the car jerks pretty bad. My brother told me it was nothing, but a friend of mine said I need to have it looked at. Does anyone know what could be wrong with it/.
Aug 12, 2009 (6:40 pm)
Find thesource of the leak. Ask someone with experience.
I assume you have a stick shift. If so check the clutch.
If it is an automatic check the transmission!
#130 of 218 3.1 Engine Wont turn over with switch
Aug 25, 2009 (5:28 pm)
I got a 1999 lumina 3.1 automatic. Its been running great since we got it about 4 years ago. just normal maintenance, battery, and starter last year. It's got 198,000 miles on it and ran fine until today. Drove to take my daughter to dentist, no problem, got back in to leave and it won't turn over. The dash lights come on, window's work, just won't turn over with the key. I can jump across the solenoid on the starter and it turns over, start's, then dies after about 3 second's. Any advise would be appreciated.
#131 of 218 Re: 3.1 Engine Wont turn over with switch [tlstoner]
Aug 25, 2009 (6:30 pm)
It could be your passkey/passlock system. When the key is in the 'On' position, does your security light flash?
#132 of 218 Re: 3.1 Engine Wont turn over with switch [mcdiarmid]
Aug 25, 2009 (6:49 pm)
Yes the security light is flashing. I didn't notice it earlier. Now how do I fix it?
#133 of 218 Re: Gears Jerking & gets overheated. [kelly_bear92]
Sep 04, 2009 (3:02 pm)
well i can tell you right now if you have a coolant leak thats not visible your lookin at a gasket leak becuase i had the same thing and unless you have someone that knows how to take apart an engine and put it back together your looking at alot of money to fix the problem but if you dont fix it it'll get worse over time and your car will lose 99.9% of its balls if it hasn't already.
the gasket for a lumina isn't very expensive but it is alot of work
you best bet is to get a pressure test to see where the leaks coming from and if it doesn't show anything then your pretty much screw (gaskets)
#134 of 218 Re: 3.1 Engine Wont turn over with switch [tlstoner]
Mar 26, 2010 (7:52 am)
I got it fixed.There is a orange flat wire (actually 2 wires together in the insulation) that run up the steering column. What I had to do was measure the resistance across the resistor in my key. I then cut these wires and soldered resistors about the same resistance from one wire to the other. Started right up and haven't had any problem with it since. I know this bypasses the security key system but didn't want to spend $400 at dealer, just $2 at radio shack. Took about 15 min.
#135 of 218 95 lumina ls 3.1 trans range pressure stitch location
Apr 02, 2010 (5:06 am)
Howdy I got a code 28 which relates to a trans range pressure switch circuit. OK so where on a 4t60e or 4t65e trans might one expect to locate this animal. And can it be replaced serviced without trans dis assembly. Thanks Tim
95 lumina LS given to my wife as birth day present by FIL with SES light as bonus ribbon
#136 of 218 Re: 95 lumina ls 3.1 trans range pressure stitch location [timok1]
Apr 02, 2010 (7:46 am)
First of all, have you recently done a transmission service? Flush and fill with a new filter? This can cause a code if the filter is pluged. You may also have dirt buidup in that switch. It`s alot of work but it can be done. You have to remove the tranny cover from the drivers side of the tranny. You`d have to loosen the engine cradle bolts and lower the engine to access the cover through the drivers side front wheel well. You`re best to either let someone do it who knows how, or get yourself a good service manual. I have done this on 2 different cars and it takes a good 6 hours.