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1993 chevy lumina sedan dies when put in gear or stopping

I have a 1993 chevy lumina sedan. 19 yrs old, engine has had alot replaced on it. mileage is 116000. it dies when i come to a stop or put it in gear and let off the brakes... don't know much about engines, much less chevys, but i can do pretty much any work once a part is identified and i know what i need.. also idles weird. likes to rev and let off or rev up then stall....

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  • Benjamin Brewster Jun 02, 2012

    Check engine light is not coming on. Don't think I can have codes read without that on.. Already changed the map sensor and I'm going to check fuel filter in a few minutes. Turns out vehicle was low on coolant, seems to have overheated a bit. Believe this ruined several sensors, but I don't know what they are or where to start. Any suggestions? Also a small hose cracked on engine. Runs from the throttle body to underneath the part of engine that says 3.1 multi-port fi. Can't reach the other end without removing...



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Read OBD for codes. Reset ECU and try again.

Posted on Jun 01, 2012


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SOURCE: Vibration when in gear, and stalling.

The problem is the torque converter solenoid. I had it happen on my 94 Cavalier a few years back and was a cheap fix at the local car mechanic. What happens is the transmission warms up and hits a certain speed where the solenoid engages, but then it sticks and won't disengage until it cools down sufficiently. When it sticks, it causes the car to shake when slowing down and will snub out the engine if you come to a stop.

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SOURCE: 1993 chevy lumina stalls when stopping

i had the same propblem give it a tune up and check your coil pack to see if anything is broken but sorry to tell you if that dont make it better its ur transmission

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SOURCE: engine stalls when put into gear, idle fines in park

This is a comon problem with GM cars.Most likely cause is the torqe converter clutch lock up solenoid.

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SOURCE: 1993 Chevy Lumina stalls from a stop.

My 93 Lumina did the same thing and a simple tune up solved the problem. For whatever reason, the rear middle plug wire goes bad before the others.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Chevy Lumina Sedan Whining noise from engine

The pattern you describe is consistent with an alternator going bad. Maybe the fields are already rubbing together. Test it this way: Start the car and leave on idle, when the whine is worse, then start using up electricity, by increasing the demand. Turn on AC, then lights, then full blower and then high beams. If there is a change in the whine, then either alternator or voltage regulator is the culprit. When a compressor pulley bearing is bad, noise shifts just by turning AC on and off.

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