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I have a 1195 lumina that has 87,000 what maintenance i need

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    I am looking to purchase a 1995 LUMINA FOR MY DAUGHTER TO DRIVE TO COLLEGE CLASSES AND WORK. THE CAR HAS 87,000 MILES WHAT MAINTENANCE DOES IT NEED?

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    THANKS NO CLUE ABOUT CARS WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE QUESTION I HAD SENT MADE SENSE.

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    Yes

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If all the services have been done as outlined in the owners manual all that is due is an oil and filter change.The really big service was the 60,000 mile one, here is what should have been done already at 60,000 miles:

60,000 Miles (100 000 km)

Change engine oil and filter (or every

3 months, whichever occurs first).

An Emission Control Service.

Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake

cable guides, underbody contact points and

linkage (or every 6 months, whichever

occurs first).

Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or

every 24 months, whichever occurs first).

An Emission Control Service.

Inspect camshaft timing belt. An Emission

Control Service.

Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or

every 24 months, whichever occurs first).

See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what

to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and radiator pressure cap.

Replace spark plugs. Inspect spark plug wires.

Replace air cleaner filter. [Replace filter

more often under dusty conditions].


Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage

or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any

damage. Replace parts as needed.

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    yadayada Mar 31, 2011

    The information I gave you is right out of the GM manual on the car. Not sure what it is you need here.

    It should have at least a new upper radiator hose, a cooling system drain and flush, a transmission fluid and filter change and a tune up and oil and filter change at this many miles. If the transmission oil is burnt smelling or the cooling system is rusty or discolored the car is not for you, it has not been maintained. Have it checked by a local shop, they call it a safety inspection, make sure the brakes are not worn out, the list goes on. If you would like my 45 years of experience on what to look for just call me 925-577-7157

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    yadayada Mar 31, 2011

    The bottom line here is have the car inspected, this is very important for the safety of your child far away from home. Many shops offer the inspection for little cost, some do it free. You can call if you like, I don't bite. I very seldom offer a phone call, but this is a special case.

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    yadayada Mar 31, 2011

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    yadayada Mar 31, 2011

    Thanks for the compliment. I trained in a GM dealer so know the products very well. The 1995 Lumina is an OK care. Your money would be better spent on a Ford Escort, they are great cars and very cheap to operate and repair when needed, any of the late 90's models fit this.

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