Car starts up and runs for 5 seconds but cuts off. Security light stays on. Can it be an ignition problem?

Asked by Jan 30, 2015 at 04:04 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


is the air filter clean and it the IAC valve good

iT's the key

Their is a modular underneath the rotor cap that allow spark. When it gets hot, it will shut off. The Modular Is About A $15.00 Item. And Can Be Put On By You. Take The Cap Off. Their Is A Black Or Gray Cap. The Rotor. Before Taking The Rotor Off, Mark The Rotor Cap And The Base Of The Ignition Rotor For Proper Replacement. Take Off The Rotor. Their Is A Shiny Metal Modular Activatior That Allow The Rotor To Spark. Replace The Modular. Put The Rotor And Cap On With Proper Alignment.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Lumina in your area?

CarGurus has 97 nationwide Lumina listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Chevrolet Lumina Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
664 Great Deals out of 48,938 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
964 listings starting at $3,300
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
650 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
646 Great Deals out of 38,080 listings starting at $995
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
1,920 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
267 Great Deals out of 30,511 listings starting at $4,200
Used Honda Accord
592 Great Deals out of 92,752 listings starting at $1,495
Used Buick Regal
108 Great Deals out of 4,259 listings starting at $5,979
Used Ford Taurus
153 Great Deals out of 15,596 listings starting at $1,900

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.