stopped short

Asked by Jun 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM about the 1991 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1991 chevy lumina euro will randomly stop running an will not start again untill cooled off

3 Answers

175

Sounds like it may have a faulty Temperature Control Sensor. You may try Flushing coolant. I know on older dex cool vehicles if they dont get changed the radiator will actually create a battery and put out more volts than the actual battery. Then any sensors in contact with the motor will get a surge of electricity and begin throwing fault codes and some of those sensors will turn the car off until the coolant cools down, or loses its electrical current

you also may want to check your injectors. I had the same situation w/mine did all the coil stuff etc. Did not want to believe it was the injectors.....sadly it was. I found a set of 6 on ebay for around $50. now my baby runs like a top!!

1,335

Best Odds it's the Crankshaft Sensor on the V6. Somewhat difficult to get to. Underneath and to the rear of the block about center but more to the passenger side, near the Knock Sensor... replace both while you're there. I used my quarter inch ratchets, 10mm socket I believe, some extensions, a thumb ratchet... one screw holds it down... wiggle it out... don't break it!

Your Answer

Lumina

Looking for a Used Lumina in your area?

CarGurus has 148 nationwide Lumina listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Lumina Experts

  • #1
    90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
    Reputation
    1,190
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,090
  • #3
    11jonny11
    Reputation
    930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
441 Great Deals out of 31,709 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord
1,075 Great Deals out of 74,224 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Camry
1,117 Great Deals out of 86,207 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Blazer
6 Great Deals out of 931 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
802 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota Corolla
958 Great Deals out of 66,681 listings starting at $1,699
Used Buick Century
744 listings starting at $2,395
Used Buick Regal
149 Great Deals out of 7,399 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.