Question about 1995 Chevrolet Lumina
I have a 95 lumina. Here is what it has been doing for the last couple of weeks:
1: When I start it in the morning to warm it up, it sometimes will not blow any warm air, and the temp gauge will work its way all the way over. If I shut the car off, and turn it back on, it will correct itself. However, I have been having to do this several times in a row to get it to correct. Once it is running at the right temp and I am getting warm air, if I shut the car off for a while, such as when I am running errands, etc, then start it up again, there is no issue. Basically, this only happens from a cold start.
2: The same time this problem started, I started losing coolant somewhere. There are no puddles whatsoever when I stop and shut the engine off, and I have not seen any signs of steam or smoke while driving. Yet I AM losing fluid, because I have to add some every forty miles or so.
3: I have noticed that the fan is not running. Not a big problem now because it is so cold out, but it will be as it warms up outside. I don't know if this is related to the other issues.
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!
Please check your engine oil and transmission oil dip stick. Make sure neither is a milky color. If both are OK, check to make sure the carpet on the driver and passenger sides are dry underneath the carpet. I all of that is good, the engine has to be consuming the coolant. Possibly leaking at intake manifold to cylinder head and out the exhaust instead of burning in the combustion chamber.
Let me know what you find and we can go from there.
Also, is the engine running good other than the coolant issue?
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
Ive had the same problem Ive replaced my intake manifold gaskets and it got worse but Ive pin pointed it down to either the head gasket or the Cylinder head itself.When I fire mine up in the morning it acts like its missing i give it a few seconds and it clears itself out. My oil is fine not milky but whats happening is the head gaskets blown and everytime it trys to compress air it breathes into the coolant instead of out the exhaust manifold so there for your motor fills with air pushing the antifreeze out and into the overflow and your lossing pressure behind the antifreeze and heat to keep it from opening up I hope this helps someone understand why there car is doing this!
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
Look at replacing the thermostat....it may be stuck shut after sitting all nite, and it may be that after you start and run the motor, and then shut it down, the thermostat may not be openning quick enough, it may need to sit for a minute in order to open up all the way, that would account for the heater not working at first, but then later after you restart...it's inexpensive to do and it could be a quick fix...good luck.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
They both should be the small chevy bolt pattern. Take a tape measure and measure across the lug nuts at a diagonal center to center on both. If they're the same, it will work.
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
SOURCE: 1996 LUMINA REMOTE
turn ignition switch to OFF position , (all power door locks will lock and unlock) . use a fused jumper wire and jump programming connector to ground . see picture , press any button on one transmitter , door locks , fuel door and trunk lid release should activate in about 2 seconds , first transmitter is now programmed , repeat this last step using a 2nd transmitter , if only one transmitter is being used , disconnect jumper wire and test remote(s) . cheers . if procedure is to technical , ask someone mechanically inclined to help .
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
There are screws that hold the door panel on. They are typically located behind the small round plastic covers. If you look at the bottom of the door handle, you will see them. Also on the door lever, there might be a screw. After removing all of the screws, take a flat head screw driver, and gently pry up the panel. There are plastic clips that hold the panel securely to the door. Doing this will pop them out one at a time. Once the door panel is loose, lift it up, and it should come right out. Be sure to disconnect any wiring harness connectors before fully removing.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
SOURCE: how hard to replace
Here are the instructions on how to replace your starter.
WARNING Remember that the positive battery cable to the starter motor is electrically "hot" all the time. You must open the circuit by disconnecting the negative battery cable before servicing the starter motor.
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Posted on Dec 27, 2009
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