A 1997 Chevy Lumina with a 3.1 that will not start, turns over, and doesn't spark; most likely has a defective ignition system. The coil may be damaged or wire providing power could be damaged.
Check your fuses
The ignition module is located under the coil pack. Follow the spark plug wires to find the coil.
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
After testing the coil for proper resistance and finding they had the proper values, I swapped them from one side to the other. The coil with no spark still had no spark. A new coil was installed, problem solved.
what is the spark plug gap for a 98 Chevy lumina sedan 3.1Liter engine
The spark plug gap for a 1998 Chevy Lumina (with 3.1L or 3.8L engine) is .060".
Ignition module. See if spark plug wires have arched. Check for spark. You could change it yourself. Module plus new wires will cost you around $200.
gap is .060
Spark Plugs on a LuminaSee the related questions to the right. HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE SPARKS PLUGS ON A 1993 CHEVY LUMINA APV 3.8L 231-V6 ENGINE (an van)
Not tightened properly? Threades stripped?
060 is the gap
my 93 lumina was cutting out and i cahnged the fuel filter and spark plugs and it runs good
One reason a 1993 Chevy Lumina may turn over but not start could be the battery. It may also be the spark plugs.