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I have a 1991 chevy lumina euro sadan, it has a 3.1l engine in it and I came to a stop sign and stopped but when I tried to go and I couldn't, for some reason it will not move forward. I have reverse and park but thats it ,I never had any problems before, the motor runs great and does not use any oil. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?

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Check your fluid level.

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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SOURCE: 1991 chevy lumina 3.1 liter sadan

Check that you're getting spark to your plugs and fuel to your injectors. If so, my first guess would be to check your timing belt.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: 1991 Caprice No reverse. Moves in neutral. All forward gears OK.

shift linkage needs adjusting,,could be bent, easy fix, located along firewall to fram beneath the column, ask your son wut he ran over and didnt tell u about... hope i could help...:)

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: car does not drive forward but works in reverse

Sad to say but your automatic transmission has bit the dust.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 chevy lumina 94k mi transmission stopped working. Fluid good.

check fluid level, make sure proper fluid is in transmission otherwise take to trans shop to diagnse if level and type is correct(check at idle normal operating temp)

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 chevy lumina euro 3.1

It sounds like it could be your brake booster starting to fail. The brake booster is Vacuum operated so it requires suction/vacuum from the engine. When the booster fails it allows the engine to **** all that air and it bypasses the carburator / fuel injection system so then it wants to quit as the wrong fuel and air mixture is getting into the engine.

Quick test - Remove the vacuum line from the brake booster and hold your thumb over the end of the line/ hose. You will feel the suction but when the hose is closed off the engine should run just fine. When the thumb is removed it will idle very rough and maybe even quit. DO NOT drive the car withouth the vacuum hose removed.

Your booster will look something like this When you open the hood and are looking at the firewall on the back of the engine compartment you will see it directly in front of the steering wheel area on the right side. The hose that you want to remove will have an end like this. It could be black or white.

If the booster is your problem, you may want to have a local shop do the install as it is involving your brakes. That is a huge safety factor and you want it done right.

Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011

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