My 1992 Lumina Euro sedan has been this way since I bought it new with 18 miles on it. 200,000 + on it now. Only sits near level when the trunk is empty and there is nothing in the back seat. Put something in the trunk and it sinks. I think this is normal for these cars. Seen others around town, all do the same thing. Tom
No, You can not lower the car by adjusting the struts. That is what lowering springs are for.
The front wheel hub on a 1999 Chevy Lumina is connected to several suspension components. Loosen and remove all the components including the lower and upper ball joints. Pull off the hub assembly and install the replacement.
Struts took the place of shock absorbers.There is one on each wheel and connects to the lower suspension.
This could be because of bad struts or you pulled a trailer that was over the maximum weight of your vehicle and it strained the struts too much cause it to sit lower in the back. You'll probably need new struts be put on your vehicle which is not a cheap job.
You can do it a few different ways. Lowering shocks in the rear is one way. Hard tail struts are another. You can get down right on top of the tire with struts bc theres no give. I have an 83 yamaha venture royale and an 84 honda shadow with hardtail struts and they are LOW. On the front you can just loosen the fork clamps and slide it down a couple inches.
On a 95 Lumina, it is on the back side of the motor, left side when you are looking at it. to the right and lower than the alternator.
I have the same problem and the consensus is that it is the lower ball joints. Try to get grease into the lower ball joint (with a pointed applicator) or replace them.
i just disconnected the lower hose
replace your struts and springs with new lowered ones
Two. One on each side in the front. There are only lower ball joints on this vehicle. There are no upper ball joints - there are struts instead.
Changing the struts on a 2000 Honda Accord requires removing the lower control arm, ball joint, and strut mounts. An alignment is suggested after installing new struts to provide the best drivability.
You can get that picture from google.com.
upper or lower? if it's lower you can bet on paying upwards of 400$
There may not be one, My 2000 Lumina has a plug on the lower drivers side of the radiator that can be replaced with a petcock. Rather than do this I removed the lower radiator hose to facilitate flushing the cooling system.
The Chevy lumina vans are bad for stab link kits and lower control arm bushings. If you inspect the lower control arm See if the bushing has come free of its bonding. Also does your van have a 3.4 in it. Check to make sure the intake gaskets arn't leaking. Another major problem for this vehicle.
look on the lower part of the radiator in one of the corners. If it is easier, pull the lower hose to drain.
10 ft lbs
Drive it to the local garage and pay to have it done.
6 cyl.? Look at the lower rear end of the engine.
Replacing the struts with high performance ones can make the car have a lower center of gravity which can cause the car to feel like it is bottoming out. If the struts were replaced with shorter ones the same result will?æoccur.
It can be done many different ways; The best of which include buying coil over systems which mount on your struts, or even better if you afford it, they actually make gas struts that will lower the car without sacrificing any ride quality.
The front wheels take struts $80 to $150 per wheel and rear wheels take shocks $30-$70 per wheel. Price depends on the features/performance wanted where the lower cost is closer to OEM equipment. When replacing the front struts, replace the strut mounts as these are known to go bad, $50 per wheel. Labor ~ $80-100 per wheel for replacing strut mount and strut on front or shock on rear.
the knock sensor is on the rear of the motor next to fire wall. you need to pull the engine struts and tilt the motor forward and look with a mirror on the passenger side lower 1\2 of motor, it has one wire goin to it. brass colored. under exhaust manifold.
most likely heater core leaking