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#28 of 51 Re: 97 Chevy Lumina Ignition Problem [ppost02]
Jun 05, 2008 (7:43 pm)
I note that the messages above are old. I have a 1999 Lumina and Have- HAD- a similar problem.
My neighbor, a mobile mechanic came to me when I was trouble shooting the problem. My problem also included blowing a fuse and a wire getting very hot. When the problem occured I would start the car with a screwdriver at the starter. The mechanic told me Lumina's have problems with the harness at the transmission. I tugged on it and set it a certain way and the problem went away, I mean gone. I looked at the harness connections this past weekend and this is what I found:
-There is a wire harness that runs to the transmission with two separate connections. One has around four wires in it and the other has two. The one with the 4 wires were exposed and possibly grounding. I respliced them and taped them up.
Hope this helps.
#29 of 51 Re: Old 1960
Jun 11, 2008 (6:47 am)
That sounds good, however, where you also getting a surge and hesitation at higher speeds? Did you get any codes? I have a 1991 Lumina Euro 3.1 and it's driving me nuts. The problem is obviously intermittent, sometimes it's just fine and last week I barely made it off the freeway. I am getting a code 42 which is a short or ground to the EST circuit. Maybe that's the wiring you found. This is great because you know the mechanics would have had me spending $1000.00 before fixing a short. which is 9 times out of 10 the problem.
#30 of 51 Re: Old 1960 [wzbzjmn]
Jun 13, 2008 (6:23 pm)
I did not have problems with hesitation or surging. The car ran perfect other than the starting problems which was a hastle. Especially in the rain at night. You could also have your ignition module tested at the local auto parts store. This could also be the problem.
#31 of 51 Electrical short
Jun 14, 2008 (4:07 am)
#32 of 51 Electrical short
Jun 14, 2008 (4:07 am)
i'm working on a 2000 lumina and the battery is dead every morning. i trouble shot it down to something in fuse #10 which is either I/P Electronics Battery-- Chime Module, Electronic Brake control module (EBCM), theft-deterrent Module, radio, DLC. I do not no were these component are located. I got this far by disconnection neg battery termanl hooking up test like between battery post and cable pulled fuses out till test light went out. now i have test light in # 10 fuse slot was going to unplug things until light went out. any one have thoughts?
#33 of 51 Lumina 1998, drain battery.
Nov 16, 2008 (8:13 am)
#34 of 51 Lumina 1998, drain battery.
Nov 16, 2008 (8:19 am)
I own one Lumina sedan 1998 and drain the battery in a couples of days if the car is not in use. I found that the fuse 41 to power drop circuit have more than 1.8 amps while car still park and switch off. If I disconnect this fuse the car do not drain battery. My mech. toll me that this switch goes to the circuit that turn off lights indoor if you forget and let it on. Where are this circuit located and How can I replaced or if any know which is the problem. Thanks
#35 of 51 Re: Old 1960 [wzbzjmn]
Nov 30, 2008 (8:11 pm)
I the same car (year/make) with the same prob. . Did replacing the EST work for you. HELP, THANKS.
#36 of 51 Turn Signal problem
Mar 09, 2009 (2:09 pm)
I own a Chevy Lumina 1994 4dr sedan. Recently, I've noticed that when I turn the wheel to a certain degree, left or right, the corresponding turn signal will stop blinking until I turn the wheel further or tap the switch to 'jolt' it back into action. The hazard flashers work just fine. Any ideas?
#37 of 51 Re: Old 1960 [LOSTINALUMINA]
Mar 10, 2009 (5:32 am)
Sorry, not completely sure what the EST is. I'm not very mechanically-minded. Just know how to do basic maintenance on the car. Is the EST the switch mechanism in the wheel housing?