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chevrolet lumina

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Question From dummy12 on chevrolet lumina

all of the sudden this car is extremely hard to shift from park to drive, nuetral , reverse, and back. when driving there seems to be no problems . just can't get it to shift easy. it is an automatis on the column

Response From Guest
Top Rated Answer

there is a recall posted on chevy forum that discusses this problem. contact your nearest chevy dealer and have them pull this up, they are supposed to fix this at no cost to you... this has been going on for many people.

airbag light on dash

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Question From psamp48 on airbag light on dash

1997 Chevrolet Lumina
3.1 litre
125000 kms

I replaced the rack and pinion on the car, all works well except the red airbag light is constantly on. Any ideas?

Response From Hammer Time

If you let the steering wheel turn while it was disconnected, then you probably broke the clockspring in the steering column.

Response From psamp48

Where do I find this spring?

Response From Hammer Time

As I said, "in the steering column.

If you have no experience in working around Airbags, I suggest take it to a shop as they have the power to kill you.

Response From Hammer Time
Top Rated Answer

I'm sorry but if you don't know what a clockspring is and where it's located, then you are not at all familiar with airbags and their dangers. I think you should have someone more experienced do this.

Response From psamp48

I am comfortable working on steering columns, I have done it in the past. I am wondering where in the column this spring would be located. I am well aware of the dangers of airbags.

Response From Hammer Time

Yes, the system is disabled as long as the light is on. It's removing the airbag itself that is dangerous. It has an explosive charge.

Response From psamp48

Is it ok to drive as is?

Response From psamp48

I have done it before, unhooked the battery before doing anything. I just googled clock spring, I now know what it is and why it broke. I have re/re them before, I just wasn't aware of what it was called.

Chevrolet Lumina weird electrical problem

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Question From bdey85 on Chevrolet Lumina weird electrical problem

Okay so I have a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina that I need to make last. Just the other day this issue started happening. Weirdest thing I've ever seen and never heard of it before. Asked a certified mechanic friend of mine about it and he's never even heard of or seen this problem. For some reason, when I turn on the air fan, not the a/c because that's disconnected because of a bad compressor, but just the fan, the speedometer jumps to 80mph and bounces between 70 and 80. And if the radio is on, the radio will get about 5 notches louder. When I turn the fan off, the speedometer does not work at all and drops to 0 and the radio will be at it's normal level. All the other gauges on the dash work properly, it's just the speedometer and the radio having issues.

Response From Discretesignals
Top Rated Answer

Fan could have a ground problem and the power is feeding back through those items.

I've seen blower fans act as generator when they are spinning down after being shut off and causing codes to pop in ABS modules.

Does the speedometer operate at all?

What is the voltage drop at the ground side of the blower to the battery negative with the blower running?

1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4 LV6

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Question From skiiboy25 on 1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4 LV6

I recently took my car into a GM dealer to have it serviced becasue the " Service Engine Soon" Light was on. They hooked it up to the only to find out that it wouldn't communicate with the PCM. I was told I need a new PCM and MEMCAL. I dont want to pay the $490.00 so does anyone know where I can get these parts cheaper. And What are they, I'm not car savy?

Thanks

Response From Tom Greenleaf
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May I suggest you get another reading? I wouldn't spring that $$ with that diag so far. Major parts outlets are offering code checks for free and if the same problem comes up fine but it could be a problem with the connection - yours or the one that was used,

T

1995 Lumina won't start

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Question From psamp48 on 1995 Lumina won't start

1995 Chevrolet Lumina
3.1 litre 293,000 kms


My son's 1995 Lumina died in traffic yesterday afternoon. He had it towed home where I looked at it. It has gas (good fuel pressure), spark, and the battery is good. It turns over but doesn't seem to fire at all. Is there a simple way to check if the injectors are firing, or if the timing chain has slipped.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Don't overdo it but does it sound normal while cranking? If it jumped a tooth or two on timing chain they sound funky and would have low compression. I don't know of this engine to eat timing chains so easy but anything is possible. It is an interference engine and will damage it badly if it really does jump the chain too much - valves would crash into pistons.

See if it will respond for a few seconds with starting fluid down throttle body. If that works then check injectors with a noid light to see if they are getting juice.

I don't have the spec handy but what is the fuel pressure?

T

Response From psamp48

Tom,

Thanks for the response, it does sound normal when cranking. I haven't checked the actual pressure yet, but I will do that tomorrow. The car just died during an idle at a stop light, so my instinct is that it wouldn't be the valve timing, but who knows. Don't they usually run rough for a while? I will try the starter fluid as well. I don't want to spend a lot of time (or money) on the car, as it has numerous other problems as well.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Yes - get an actual fuel pressure reading and that it can hold. Just KOEO (key on engine off) has to have enough. Injected cars are fussy that it be in spec which I hope someone will post as I don't know it! Starting fluid test will be informative,

T

Response From psamp48

The manual says between 42-47 psi

Response From Hammer Time

The real manual says exactly what I posted

Response From Hammer Time
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Here's what's on that circuit


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Response From psamp48

I checked the fuel pressure - it is good. It runs with the starter fluid. I found out that the fuel injector 15 amp fuse keeps blowing. It even blows with the injector harness undone. Where do you think the short would be?

Response From psamp48

Do you think it would be the camshaft or crankshaft sensors, as I have the injector harness undone?

Response From Hammer Time

That's what you have to find out. You have to just keep disconnecting things until the short goes away. It could be a bare wire along the way too.
It's easier is you substitute a circuit breaker for the fuse until you find the short.

Response From psamp48

It's the camshaft sensor. It runs with it unplugged. There are no codes (MIL). Can I drive it until I get another one?

Response From Hammer Time

Have you tried starting it a second time? Some of them will run until shut off and not restart without a cam sensor.

Response From psamp48

It does start multiple times.I will be junking the car soon but I need to drive it for a week or so.
Thanks for all your help, I am always impressed with your expertise.

Response From Hammer Time

I don't think the cam sensor is that expensive. Although is may be running, it is not running normally. Without the cam sensor, you do not have sequential injector firing and they will all fire simultaneously without that sensor and that will rob you of power and fuel mileage.

Response From Hammer Time

Fuel System Pressure 40.5 to 47.0 psi . With engine "OFF", ignition "ON", and the fuel pump running. Fuel system pressure with engine running at idle speed will be lower.

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Anco

1995 Chevrolet Lumina Windshield Wiper Blade - Front Anco

P311-38CAFDE    New

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Anco Windshield Wiper Blade  Front
  • ANCO Conventional 31 Series Wiper Blades 22
  • Original Blade Type
  • 31-Series
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    • Flat Windshield: No
    • Frame Color: Black
    • Frame Material: Conventional Bridge
    • Length: 22.0
    • Length (mm): 559
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    • Overall Length (mm): 570
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1995 - Chevrolet Lumina Front
Anco

1990 Chevrolet Lumina Windshield Wiper Blade - Front Anco

P311-11496BE    New

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Anco Windshield Wiper Blade  Front
  • ANCO Conventional 31 Series Wiper Blades 20
  • Original Blade Type
  • 31-Series
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    • Arm Construction Type: 9x3 Mm Hook, 9x4 Mm Hook, Pin Type .250 Inch (6.35mm)
    • Classification: 31- Series Kwikconnect Blades
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    • Construction Material: Rubber, Metal, Plastic
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    • Flat Windshield: No
    • Frame Color: Black
    • Frame Material: Conventional Bridge
    • Length: 20.0
    • Length (mm): 508
    • Manufacturer Label: 31-series
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Brand: Anco
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1990 - Chevrolet Lumina Front
Eastern Catalytic
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Eastern Catalytic Catalytic Converter
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  • UNIVERSAL
Brand: Eastern Catalytic
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2000 - Chevrolet Lumina V - 189
Eastern Catalytic
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Eastern Catalytic Catalytic Converter  Front
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1999 - Chevrolet Lumina V 3800 231 Front
Denso

1996 Chevrolet Lumina Spark Plug 6 Cyl 3.4L Denso

P311-1B266AC    New

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Denso Spark Plug
  • Gap 0.040 Long # PT16TT Platinum TT Plug - Twin-Tip Technology Design with Platinum Center Electrode and Titanium Enhanced Ground Strap
  • Platinum TT
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Brand: Denso
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Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID Engine VIN Fuel Delivery Type Fuel Type
1996 - Chevrolet Lumina Naturally Aspirated V - 207 X FI GAS
Denso

1995 Chevrolet Lumina Spark Plug 6 Cyl 3.1L Denso

P311-1DA5D10    New

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Denso Spark Plug
  • Gap 0.050 Long # PT16EPR-L13 O.E. Recommended Double Platinum Plug - Extra Long Life Double Platinum Plug with Platinum Ground Strap
  • Double Platinum
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Brand: Denso
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1995 - Chevrolet Lumina Naturally Aspirated V - 189 M FI GAS
Denso

1996 Chevrolet Lumina Spark Plug 6 Cyl 3.4L Denso

P311-04AE6BB    New

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Denso Spark Plug
  • Gap 0.060 Long # T16EPR-U15 Resistor Plug with Patented U-Groove Design
  • STD
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1996 - Chevrolet Lumina Naturally Aspirated V - 207 X FI GAS
Denso

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Spark Plug 4 Cyl 2.2L Denso

P311-1B266AC    New

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Denso Spark Plug
  • Gap 0.040 Long # PT16TT Platinum TT Plug - Twin-Tip Technology Design with Platinum Center Electrode and Titanium Enhanced Ground Strap
  • Platinum TT
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Brand: Denso
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1993 - Chevrolet Lumina Naturally Aspirated L 2180 133 4 FI GAS
Denso

1997 Chevrolet Lumina Spark Plug 6 Cyl 3.1L Denso

P311-04AE6BB    New

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Denso Spark Plug
  • Resistor Plug with Patented U-Groove Design
  • STD
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1997 - Chevrolet Lumina Naturally Aspirated V - 189 M FI GAS
Denso

1990 Chevrolet Lumina Spark Plug 6 Cyl 3.1L Denso

P311-1B266AC    New

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Denso Spark Plug
  • Platinum TT Plug - Twin-Tip Technology Design with Platinum Center Electrode and Titanium Enhanced Ground Strap
  • Platinum TT
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Brand: Denso
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1990 - Chevrolet Lumina Naturally Aspirated V - 189 T FI GAS
Denso

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Spark Plug 4 Cyl 2.2L Denso

P311-1B266AC    New

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Denso Spark Plug
  • Platinum TT Plug - Twin-Tip Technology Design with Platinum Center Electrode and Titanium Enhanced Ground Strap
  • Platinum TT
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 4
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Brand: Denso
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1993 - Chevrolet Lumina Naturally Aspirated L 2180 133 4 FI GAS
Premium Guard
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Premium Guard Engine Oil Filter
  • Pronto Standard Filter
Brand: Premium Guard
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1991 - Chevrolet Lumina V - 189
Premium Guard
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Premium Guard Engine Oil Filter
  • Pronto Standard Filter
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1993 - Chevrolet Lumina L 2180 133
Premium Guard

1990 Chevrolet Lumina Fuel Filter 4 Cyl 2.5L Premium Guard

P311-3207FE1    New

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Premium Guard Fuel Filter
  • Pronto Filter
Brand: Premium Guard
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1990 - Chevrolet Lumina L 2474 151
Premium Vision
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  • Attribute: Steel Frame Blade Size Inches: 20 Arm Type: Side Pin 1/4 in.
  • Pronto - All Season
Brand: Premium Vision
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1994 - Chevrolet Lumina Front Left
Premium Vision
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  • Attribute: Steel Frame Blade Size Inches: 20 Arm Type: Side Pin 1/4 in.
  • Pronto - All Season
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1993 - Chevrolet Lumina Front Right
Premium Vision
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  • Attribute: Steel Frame Blade Size Inches: 22 Arm Type: Hook 9 X 3 Arm won't lift
  • Pronto - All Season
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1998 - Chevrolet Lumina Front Right
Premium Vision
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  • Attribute: Steel Frame Blade Size Inches: 22 Arm Type: Hook 9 X 3 Arm won't lift
  • Pronto - All Season
Brand: Premium Vision
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1996 - Chevrolet Lumina Front Left
Trico

1999 Chevrolet Lumina Windshield Wiper Blade - Front Trico

P311-32D7412    New

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Trico Windshield Wiper Blade  Front
  • Exact Fit
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Brand: Trico
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1999 - Chevrolet Lumina Front
Bosch

1992 Chevrolet Lumina Spark Plug 6 Cyl 3.4L Bosch

P311-0AA7919    New

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Bosch Spark Plug
  • Bosch Platinum+4 Spark Plug
  • Available while stocks last Do Not Gap, Gap is Preset
  • Platinum+4
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    • Center Electrode Tip Material: Platinum
    • Gap Size: 1.6
    • Ground Configuration: Multiple
    • Ground Electrode Core Material: N/a
    • Ground Electrode Quantity: 4
    • Ground Electrode Tip Design: Multiple
    • Ground Electrode Tip Material: Nickel-yttrium
    • Hex Size: 16
    • Insulator Material: Ceramic
    • Manufacturer Heat Range: 8
    • Reach: 17.5
    • Seat Type: Tapered
    • Short Style: No
    • Thread Diameter: 14
  • The best of the Bosch Platinum Series, with the most platinum, delivers maximum engine power for a longer performance life.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 8
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Brand: Bosch
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1992 - Chevrolet Lumina V - 207