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#137 of 218 thanks mcdiarmid
Apr 02, 2010 (9:06 pm)
No I haven't serviced the trany. But I will ASAP and see if it changes the code .
On a side note, A warning to all the Northern salt subjected Lumina and similar cars.
Look over your trailing arms . Why you ask? Answer; because they can and will rust in half:, just as mine did on the drivers side. Causes quite a bit of havoc and drivability issues not to mention rips the,speed sensor wires out of the pac connectors . This problem happened to my wife and her dad on the trip from Ceder Rapids,IA to Ardmore,OK. They drove it 400 miles this way . Timok1
May 06, 2010 (11:57 am)
I have a 1995 Chevy Lumina APV I keep having a clunking noise from the rear when applying the break and even when just driving. Sometimes sounds like a popping noise like when something heats up and cools down. I have had it in the garage 3 times, have all new brakes, they did a major check with a major bill to go with it but it is still there. Any ideas?
This vehicle had wiper problems, door lock problems and has even stalled when putting it into gear. Starts great, is fine in neutral but stalls when put into drive.
I bought it used from a dealer 7 weeks ago.
#139 of 218 Re: clunking noise [elaine424]
May 06, 2010 (1:21 pm)
Did you have your rear drums turned? I had the same problem and it actually sounded like a loud clicking noise. Had it on and off for a long time. Got the rotors turned/machined and it`s NEVER done it since. The drums were new as well, but still needed to be 'trued' as they say. It`s cheap to get done.
As for the stalling, it may be a TPS (throtle Position Sensor). This adjusts engine speed when you put a load on it like putting it into drive. Does your idle drop if you're in Park or neutral and you put the A/C on and turn the fan to full? There`s also an issue with some of these cars and the torque convertor locking up randomly in the transmission.
Hope that helps a little.
#140 of 218 Re: clunking noise [mcdiarmid]
May 07, 2010 (12:16 pm)
I mentioned that to the garage and they said the rear drums are fine. I seriously don't think they know what they are looking for. When I brought the vehicle in after my many stalls trying to get to the garage, they couldn't start it either. When they called me later in the day , I mentioned the torque converter lockup, they said they cleaned up the area and runs fine. Never got a work order and after insisting on one for a week I got a scribbled note on scrap paper stating it was a wire needed replacing.
As for the A/C, they now informed me it does not work after telling me it worked fine when buying it. So they removed something from the A/C stating that may have caused a problem.
I don't want to take it back to them without an idea of what could be wrong because they have not fixed the problems yet, only bandage solutions.
#141 of 218 Re: clunking noise [elaine424]
May 08, 2010 (2:06 am)
I've learned to do most of my repairs myself. Im fortunate I know. It`s my lack of trust of mechanics that forced me to learn....enough said.
I bought brand new drums for the rear and put them on. Still had a clicking noise when braking...especially as the car slowed down. There was a slight pulsation when braking. Tried new front rotors. Didn't help. Sometimes they still clicked when I drove. Nothing seemed to help until an old GM mechanic said they ALWAYS turned new drums. I also used Monroe brake shoes. They are a higher end shoe. Not sure if they made a difference. Anyways, I have NOT heard the clicking since. This Lumina car is a taxi and I`ve driven almost 50 000Kms since having the rotors turned. It was really an embarrassment that I'm glad is gone.
Find a better mechanic. Ask around...everyone you know. Ask them about their experiences good and bad. As for the stalling....I'll look around to see what I can find. The torque convertor is IN the transmission....not sure what they cleaned. You can't reach it unless you remove the transmission from the car! Maybe they cleaned the TPS switch.
#142 of 218 1995 Lumina Fuel pump
Jun 11, 2010 (1:53 pm)
I have to replace the fuel pump inside the gas tank. Should I replace the sending unit also? Do I need to replace anything else while doing this job?
#143 of 218 Re: 1995 Lumina Fuel pump [ladyfavored]
Jun 11, 2010 (2:20 pm)
If you can get a used pump at an auto wreckers, they usually include the sending unit with the pump assembly. I`ve done this twice now and all has been fine. Ask them to find you a pump from a car that has low mileage....don`t assume they`ll do that automatically. It`s always a good idea to replace the fuel filter but, only if you haven`t done so for awhile. Some might argue that you should replace the rubber O-ring at the top of the tank. Again, it`s up to you. If it`s damaged then it has to be replaced because the gas tank depends on vacuum for emmissions etc.
#144 of 218 Re: 1995 Lumina Fuel pump [mcdiarmid]
Jun 11, 2010 (3:51 pm)
Thank you Ian. Advice taken. I talked to the service department and they now are saying to purchase a fuel pump with a spout, but couldn't really explain what a spout was. The price jumped up to 358.00 from 248.00. I called an auto parts store and asked them and they did not know exactly what that meant either. Anyone?
#145 of 218 Re: wont start no crank please help [luvturtles]
Jun 11, 2010 (9:53 pm)
hi there just curious if you fixed the problem with the lumina, on the no start or crank problem i think i have the same problem, power from battery is good, everything work but doens send juice to the starter, ran fine before so parked today, all fuses are good and connections seem good? not sure if you figured it out or not, please let me know thanks
#146 of 218 Lumina 2007 - Moaning sounds while pushing accelerator while AC is on
Jun 13, 2010 (5:43 am)
There are some moaning sounds on my 2007 Chevy Lumina coming when I push the accerlerator. This happens when the AC is turned on. I took it to the Garage who changed the AC Compressor. The sound still comes.. Anyone has any idea whats wrong?