1998 Lumina LS 3.1L V6 is the shift linkage manual, electric or vacuum?

Asked by Sep 13, 2015 at 04:25 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1998 Chevy Lumina LS 3.1L V6 has reverse and 1st gear only, while driving transmission won't shift into 2nd and drive gear. Shift lever is on column and will only move to 2nd, Drive, OD, Reverse and Park won't move into 1st. Trans fluid is full, good color, not burnt. Need to know if the shift linkage is manual, electric or vacuum?

2 Answers

Call the parts store. Or look in your owners manual. I would change filter and fluid. Even if it looks good the filter can be the issue. Especially if it hasn't been changed in 35,000 miles..just sayin.... Good luck..

15,085

If you are low on fluid, the transmission may go into emergency mode and keep it in the low gears to limp to a repair shop. Check the fluid level if you have a transmission stick. also see if it is clear or looks burnt, which will be a dark red. If low or dark, do have it serviced at a GOOD reliable transmission shop. Before having them sell you a rebuild job, get a second opinion from a different garage.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Lumina Experts

  • #1
    90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
    Reputation
    1,180
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,080
  • #3
    11jonny11
    Reputation
    930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,230 Great Deals out of 78,092 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
11 Great Deals out of 1,353 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,154 Great Deals out of 183,297 listings starting at $1,693
Used Toyota Corolla
924 Great Deals out of 66,116 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
958 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
418 Great Deals out of 31,785 listings starting at $2,395
Used Honda Accord
1,020 Great Deals out of 62,741 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Taurus
253 Great Deals out of 17,902 listings starting at $1,499
Used Buick Regal
177 Great Deals out of 9,915 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,081 Great Deals out of 72,629 listings starting at $990

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.