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#157 of 219 Re: starting problem [amerida888]
Apr 05, 2011 (7:36 pm)
If you heard a noise other than the click or nothing, might be time to change the starter. You might be able to get a used one for next to nothing. Can you or someone you know do the work?
Did you try to tighten the wires?
#158 of 219 Re: starting problem [amerida888]
Apr 06, 2011 (11:19 am)
yes i have tried cleaning them and tightening them. . i even tapped on the starter to try to get it going. i dont think it is the starter. .
#159 of 219 Re: starting problem [amerida888]
Apr 06, 2011 (11:35 am)
Well, have you tested your battery? Tapping the starter doesn`t always work! There`s only so many things that can be wrong. Heres how I determine whats wrong:
First, I check the charging system. I take an voltage meter and check the voltage from the red wire off the alternator and the ground (usually a metal part of the engine) with the engine running. If its below 13 volts, the alternator is bad. If its above 13, then I turn the car off and have the battery tested. You can by a battery tester for around $30 OR take out the battery and take it to a local garage and have them check it. If the battery is good and you`ve cleaned and tightened all the wires, then it IS the starter motor thats bad. It really is that simple....thats the good news. If you`'re broke, just by a used starter.
#160 of 219 Re: starting problem [amerida888]
Apr 06, 2011 (9:23 pm)
well i don't know much about car's,, my dad usually fixed them. my friends mechanic came over and checked it out and said it is the starter so you were right. . Thanks for your help!!!
Apr 12, 2011 (8:46 pm)
I have a 2001 Lumina with 3.1L
trying to have my car inspected, but i'm getting a P0410 code, I know it has to do with the secondary air injection system, I checked the pump,the Relay, and the selonoid, they all working, I even send a signal from PCM to air pump relay and the air pump worked, if anyone knows or had a problem like mine please let me know . I appreciate any input and help.
#162 of 219 1998 Lumina LTZ 3.8L - transmission issue
Jun 01, 2011 (4:03 am)
98 LTZ 3.8L with a transmission issue.
It seems the shift points are screwed up across the board. It will not shift until it hits 4,000RPM. Also when cruising at around 75MPH, it's registering 3400-3500RPM. I don't think it's getting out of 3rd gear due to the fact it's not getting to 4,000RPM to shift into Overdrive.
I've been wondering if it was the transmission speed sensor or transmission pressure control solenoid?
Some quick history, bought in 2009 with 162,000 for $800. Transmission shifted hard and had a whiny sound. Transmission world in Knoxville told me it was probably stuck in "high-mode" and was most likely the computer giving me a problem, not the actual transmission. March 2010 I fixed my truck and let the Lumina sit for a year. Got her back on the road this past week with a new throttle position sensor to fix a stalling issue it had. Well now the transmission doesn't shift hard but it doesn't shift until 4,000RPM in any gear. Is it possible i put in the TPS wrong? could that cause this issue as well?
I appreciate any advice anyone can give!
#163 of 219 Grounding Wire Locations
Feb 02, 2012 (7:51 am)
#164 of 219 Grounding Wire Locations
Feb 02, 2012 (7:51 am)
I have a 98 LTZ with a brand new battery and alternator. However the battery won't hold a charge for longer then maybe an hour or two. I keep getting told I need to check the grounding wires but I have absolutely no idea where they are. Can anybody tell me where to look so I can check them out? I really need to get this car working again.
#165 of 219 Re: Grounding Wire Locations [damian44]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 03, 2012 (9:27 am)
How old is this battery? More than 5 years old? Probably no good then.
As for grounding wires, I guess they mean a) the negative battery cable, as it bolts to the frame of the car, and b) the engine-to-frame grounding cable, which is self-explanatory. This (b) cable is usually braided metal.
#166 of 219 Re: cooling fans [sherrilumina]
Mar 19, 2012 (9:23 am)
morning, on your regurards to the cooling fan not coming on, i just got though dealing with this on my 99 chevy lumina, the reason your cooling fans are not coming on is that there is a sencer on the block called thermosat cooling sencer, and it is a 3 prong plug and it is located write under the throttle body housing, now this sencer conrols 3 different functions, one telling the cooling fans to turn on and to turn and off, and also it controls the tempture gauage on the dash, not with this sencer bening bad the cooling fans will not turn on, if this sencer is un-pluged, this will kick on the cooling fans, by the way of battery power and they will fun continusly, the thermstat block sencer is only 20 dollars at a parts store, and sound fix your problem, not there is also 2 fan relay that could play a part in the cooling fans not turning on, more then likely your relays dont go bad, if you have any questions, dont be afraid to contact me on here, my user name is pettit27, thanks and have a great day,