Question about 2001 Chevrolet Lumina
My lumina started having a slow start like the engine did not want to turn over but it did. The battery went dead and we jump started it with another car. We drove 3 miles stopped then when we tried to start again got a clicking noise. We jumped it again and started it 3 times and it died again clicking noise and radio radio lights dim. Battery or alternator, or starter? we removed cables rapidly after jump starting and it stayed running. then several tries it started 3 or 4 times then the clicking again
This procedure usually works:
·Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine. Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter.
·Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
·Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's pinion gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck pinion gear.
·Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.
Posted on May 01, 2015
I would say if the car stays running after u jumped started it I would replace the battery
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1994 Chevi Lumina APV (van)
If you havent replaced the battery I would start there. If the battery has a dead cell in it then it will effectively remove the charge that your alternator is putting out causing your vehicle to stop running because it has no power. I would jump start the car without the battery hook up and remove the cables and see if it runs that way. If it does you have a bad battery.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks. But the question is, when engine is on, if I remove the cable from battery the engine supposed to be on, but in my case engine died."
SOURCE: I went to start my
first you half to determine if the alternater is working. you do his by jumping the car and while its running take of the neg cable off to the car if it dies then you know the alternater is not working properly,
if it stays running you know you have a electricalen short you half to trace down
Posted on Aug 01, 2011
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