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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
148,406 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Chevrolet Lumina engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112016

Lumina 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 221,812 miles


That engine ran hot all the time because Blown Head Gasket and it was mixing coolant and oil together like milky. Before it's knocking

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 252007

(reported on)

Lumina 3.1

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Shame on general motors, just like most other problems they ignore, they refuse to admit they have a serious problem with the head gaskets on the 3.1. everyone i talk to says the same thing, stay away from front wheel drive gm's..... it is no wonder they are in trouble, they blow you off when it comes to standing behind their product, and we roll over and take it. we need to send a clear message to general motors and their piss poor attitude by spending our hard earned money at a reputable car company..... i know it's the last gm i'll ever own.

- , Truro, N. S, Canada

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