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7.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,977 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 122005

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,744 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Lower intake gasket failure. Loss of atf transmission fluid.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #10

Aug 012004

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle made a whining noise when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. Converter and pump noisey. The transmission had to be replaced.

- Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #9

Sep 102002

Lumina

  • miles
Transmission failure occurred do to pressure build up in tranmission housing causing the top of the housing to crack. Transmission had massive fluid leak and debris was floating in transmission. Debris damaged gearing in tranmission and causing it to be replaced. Cost to replace transmission was $1997.37. I am currently in contact with my Chevy dealer to find out if they will compensate me. I will also be contacting corporate Chevy offices as well.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #8

Dec 092001

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Cost to replace/repair transmission $2053.69. The dealer did return $1026 to me.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 092001

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon routine inspection I noticed a bolt was laying loose on the driver side in the engine compartment on top of the transmission housing. After realizing where it went I noticed that another bolt was missing!! the two bolts are the transmission to engine block mounting bolts. I have not found any other bolts missing or loose but it is difficult to see their locations. Would not want to be traveling down the crowded highway at 65mph and have the transmission come apart from the engine!!!.......thanks dave coryea

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 042000

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
I lose power when going up slight inclines and the engine seems to hesitate when driving up the incline. At first I thought maybe the spark plugs were bad but had them checked and are fine. I believe the transmission is going because the car also rolls backward when stopped or on an incline.

- Livonia, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 042000

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I lose power when going up slight inclines and the engine seems to hesitate when driving up the incline. At first I thought maybe the spark plugs were bad but had them checked and are fine. I believe the transmission is going because the car also rolls backward when stopped or on an incline.

- Livonia, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 061999

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car rolls backwards when stopped on slight inclines unless the brake is fully depressed. It has caught me by surprise a few times. I will mention it to dealer on my next visit as I thought this was a normal thing for big car. Steering column gives a loud clunk when turning; it sounds like it is not properly locked in the adjustment position. I have had it checked and "nothing wrong" was found. I have only changed the steering wheel position once in 1-1/2 yrs. Yet it still does it constantly and it is such a hard click that I feel like the steering wheel is going to drop into another position. I will report it to the dealer again.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #3

Oct 131999

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Gothenburg, NE, USA

problem #2

Aug 021999

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While gong up a slight incline at 30 mph and up vehicle jerked/hesitated like it was going to cut off. Dealer and manufacturer were notified about the problem. The dealer could not duplicate the problem. Problem has not been corrected.

- Ackeron, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 221998

(reported on)

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When car is stopped(as at a stop light) the vehicle rolls backward when removing foot from brake pedal. (qcaw)

- Candler, NC, USA

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