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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
118,600 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. head crack + head gasket (4 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1995 Chevrolet Lumina cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1995 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Car ran hot regularly. Cooling system couldn't keep engine cool. Heads warped/cracked. Had replaced.

- jonla, Carlos, MN, US

problem #4

Jul 152011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

This was the second time this car gave me the same problem. I'd say the engine itself had a clear problem staying cool. The only solution seemed to be a replacement engine; and I wasn't going to do that with 165K miles on a 16-year-old car.

I junked it.

- jonla, Carlos, MN, US

problem #3

Jan 312007

(reported on)

Lumina LS 3.1

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

sporadic overheating ........ then cooling on its own after a few minutes, air in radiator, new radiator cap was installed, coolant started staying in reservoir, showing low coolant, more air... been watching real close, finally yesterday..... you can smell the coolant, small cloud...... head gasket is bad! Hopefully the block / head are not damaged. Service / parts $1000.00 or Backyard Mechanic under $500.

- Ronda D., Stockton, IL, US

problem #2

Nov 172006

(reported on)

Lumina 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

The temperature of the car was close to the 3/4 of the gauge when i was in traffic. I changed the thermostat, all the sensors, the radiator and the water pump, to find out that the head gasket was damaged and the head was cracked ... lots of fun. i found out what was the problem when i realized that the engine was burning some prestone .... about 1 gallon every 2 months ...

- bojohn195, Montreal, QC, Canada

problem #1

Aug 162003

(reported on)

Lumina Euro

  • 120,000 miles

i heard a loud squeeling, fan belt type noise; the pulleys sounded loud and it overheated. I was using a/c at the time. But now it seems to be overheating all the time. Help! Where do I start my troubleshoot?

- Forrest H., Tremont City, OH, US

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