Question about 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

I have a 1997 chevy lumina 3 1 litter and looks like some water in oil

What can it be,car is sluggish, was overheating, but changed thermostat.acts like it want to die

Posted by on

  • redbone3 Sep 04, 2008

    have a 1997 chevy lumina. it constantly overheats when i first drive the car, even if i let it sit and warm up. have changed the lower intake gasket, the water pump the thermostat, and the radiator. it still does the same thing. once it overheats the temp. gauge just fluxis between real low to real high. had a diagnostics and they said it was the radiator. so i changed that and it still does the same thing. now the car stalls and dies on occasion since changing the radiator. what could be a problem that i haven't checked. all the fans work and everything.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 375 Answers

To many years on the road probably was mistreated--don't want to make u feel bad but it may be head engine that is about to die--make sure that the tank water always full,fuel pump clean AND all plugs ok

Posted on Jun 26, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2001 lumina overheating

No experience with this car... But check the radiator for leaks, make sure it is not low. If possible check if the ecu is throwing codes.

Dec 29, 2013 | 2001 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

Start up and start to overheating

Check your antifreeze level and your thermostat. Low antifreeze will cause overheating, sticky thermostat will also cause overheating.
Check your water pump. The internal pump fans may have come off

Nov 11, 2013 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

1997 chevy express van overheated now no oil pressure

sounds like possibly head gaskets, when you overheated probably warped heads causing coolant in oil and coolant in cylinders therefore partially hydrolocking...antifreeze does not compress like fuel vapors .check oil and see if looks like creme to light chocholate color. this means coolant in oil, this is very ******* bearings, eats them up and if thats the problem you loose oil pressure cause bearings are sloppy from being worn. Bottom might be looking for another enj.or rebuild

Jan 05, 2012 | 1997 Chevrolet Express

1 Answer

1992 chevy lumina euro 3.1 while driving the engine acts like it is going to die then it regains power and then repeats the sluggish, lack of fuel .

check fuel pressure most likely bad fuel pump. also check your oil sending unit or gauge. chevys run the fuel relay to the oil pressure switch in case the oil is so low the car wont start. sometimes the relay in between this circuit goes bad as well. if all is well check or replace the ignition module (located directly under coils) or distributor integrated if it has a distributor

Mar 14, 2011 | 1992 Chevrolet Lumina

2 Answers

Car is overheating

3.1 motor under the upper intake at the end of the upper radiator hose

Jan 17, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

Son has a 1997 contour with 2.0l overheated

hard to get to and difficult job...are you sure you dont have cracked head? is there water in the oil....does the oil look milky? look in the radiator is there oil residue in the coolant........

Nov 08, 2009 | 1997 Ford Contour

1 Answer

I have a 1995 chevy lumina and need to know how to change the thermostat, can you help? What do I have too take off of the car to get to the water pump so that I can change out my thermostat?

You don't remove the water pump to change the thermostat, that's not where it is. It's at the engine end of the upper radiator hose that connects the radiator to the engine. How do you know that you need one? Are you overheating? In a car of that age you could easily have a plugged up radiator, you would want a reverse flush; watch the newspaper ads for a discounted price on that service. If the coolant is dirty, not bright green it will be deteriorated and will overheat. For extra they'll also change the hoses and thermostat. It can add up so shop it around.

Jun 09, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

2 Answers

1997 Chevy Lumina won't shift past 2nd

Have transmission service, oil and filtr. .Anywhere but aamco. sounds like valve body os sticking. do it soon.

May 27, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Chevrolet Lumina Logo

375 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

77202 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides