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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012000

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


I purchased my vehicle used and it still had 1000 mile warranty from the dealer. When I got the car there was a problem with the fuel pump so they replaced it. Before I even got out of the parking lot the (vibration shudder hose) went bad. Or at least that is what the guy at the service area told me the name was. They have replaced that. And for almost two years now I have been fighting with them that the power steering has been whining. Also the brakes do not stop to well in the rain. I travel a lot and we go through brakes like water. We also had the ac compressor go out last year during the summer. The car was only 4 years old. We keep our car up very well. I do not understand all these problems. I know this may not seem like big problems but when I keep my car up and have been fighting with the dealer due to whining this is frustrating.

- Batesburg, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 192002

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of power on numerous occasions while going uphill or passing. The vehicle was taken to a shop and the fuel filter was replaced-this didn't remedy the problem. During a 600 mile trip, the consumer heard a high pitched noise coming from the left rear underside. This only happened when the engine was running. It had become apparent to the consumer that the problem could be from the fuel pump or filter sock. The gas tank was checked for dirty gas, but the fuel tank liquid was clean. The fuel pump/filter was replaced and remedied the problem, upon inspection of the fuel pump the consumer noticed that the pump had a label affixed to it's side, the label had partially melted and the residue had run into the filter sock which probably caused the loss of power.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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