The 2001 Lumina has the OBDII system. The only way to access the data is with an OBD2 reader (about $120 ) from any FLAPS (Friendly Local Auto Parts Store) Or you could take the car to a dealer and pay them to read the codes. Purchase the Haynes manual for the Lumina so you can look up the codes and figure out whats wrong.
One reason a 1993 Chevy Lumina may turn over but not start could be the battery. It may also be the spark plugs.
If your 1990 Lumina has gas in the oil pan, then there could be a stuck injector flooding the engine. There can also be a blown head gasket. Driving the vehicle can destroy the engine.
When service engine light is on on a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, the problem could be a faulty thermostat, a circuit range performance problem, or any other problem.
Several things could be making the Lumina growl. Check the belts and pulleys on the front of the engine. Check the engine mounts as well. Either of these areas can cause the problem of the growling noise.
My 94 Lumina APV (3.8L) would not start (when warm) - cranked but acted as if no spark or fuel. Mechanic replaced computer @ $350 (said too many error codes to diagnose problem) - did not resolve problem. Then he replaced the camshaft position sensor (CMP) @ $125 - that solved the problem. PB
Could be a problem with a pulley bearing.
it could be your head gasket
If the windshield wipers are not working on a 1990 Chevy Lumina, the problem could be with the wiper motor, the wiper motor relay, or a fuse. The least expensive fix to this problem will be replacing the fuse if it is blown.
Could be a problem with the thermostat housing or it's gasket, could be a problem with intake manifold gaskets, could be a problem with heater hoses or the fittings that screw into the manifold.
I had a similar problem turns out the Alternator was bad.
power steering pressure hose
your float could be stuck
Check your Transmission Fluid. If it's automatic, it could simply be low.
1993 Chevy lumina: check all vacume lines for leaks and or splits around intake.AnswerIf you are not actually moving (just revving up the engine), it is normal for the engine stop at 4000 rpm. (governored)
Could be low on coolant.
Your problem may be with any or all of these three items: The fuse, brake switch or bulbs in the brake lights.
The condition may possibly be piston slap.
Your vehicle speed sensor. I Believe it is located near your transmission under the car. fairly easy to replace
I have a 92 lumina euro that did that and it turned out to be my crank sensor. The problem could also be the Torque Converter Clutch, bad plugs and wires, distributer cab, low idle could cause this to.
Try locating and testing or changing the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) Or if it's not in gear it could be the rev limiter keepin you from over revving & blowing your engine.
It depends on the exact problem. If it's that both brake lights in the back do not work and the middle one works, it could be your turn signal switch.
Clean the MAF sensor with CRC MAF cleaner. Check the airfilter. Check for a clogged catalytic converter.
It the noises are a banging noise like a back fire, it is an indication of the timing slipping and the engine doesn't know when to fire. If the noises are more mechanical then there could be an internal problem. Check all fluids to insure that they are the right colors and aren't milky or frothy. This would indicate severe internal engine problems.
Fuel going into the air cleaner could be a stuck float or improper timing, or internal engine problems. If the engine is also backfiring then the timing is probably off.
i have a 92 euro lumina... and my problem was similar but i don't know if it could be the same. I had an electrical problem so some of the time the car could start and roll down the street fine, and other times it would shut off. The problem happened because a wire on the engine had rubbed through a main power cable and thus shorted the car out when you did almost anything. I hope that's not the problem in some ways... because it is a pain to find and fix. Good luck with it though!