Lumminaa chevy won't turn.

Asked by Feb 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

83,485

Damaged rack and pinion steering, bearing failure in the steering column, ball joint seized, just a few things to check.

9,405

Does the steering wheel still turn? If it turns freely I would check the u-joints in the steering shaft. Then ensure they are coupled to the input on the rack and pinion. If those are good then it is most likely rack and pinion itself as tennisshoes has said. You can get access to the steering u-joints if you remove the plastic cover on the inside of the firewall behind the brake pedal. I've had this happen, the front subframe bolts fell out and the suspension separated the sub frame and body enough to dis-connect the steering from the rack's input shaft. Good thing I was only doing 10 mph.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • I overheated my chevy lumina and now it won't start 2 answers

    I drove my chevy lumina from Texas to Californi over heated it and when I turned it off no itwont start

    1999 Chevrolet Lumina

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 lumina won't start 7 answers

    2001 Chevy lumina just replaced battery and starter still won't start

    2001 Chevrolet Lumina

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 Chevy Lumina won't start 2 answers

    Car won't start. The dashboard lights and radio come on and when ignition is turned the car only goes "click." Battery, battery connection, and altenator checks out fine. Replaced the starter and car ...

    1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1992 chevy lumina won't start 2 answers

    I have a 1992 lumina with the 3.1 V-6 with 41,612 miles on it. I went to start it this morning and when I turned the key, I got nothing, didn't click or anything. I am guessing it's maybe the igni...

    1992 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Chevy Lumina won't start? 4 answers

    I have a 99 Lumina. We went to start it one day and nothing would come on so we replaced the battery and it worked for a few days just fine then it died on us again. We thought maybe we got a bad ba...

    1999 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

    -

    General

Search Chevrolet Lumina Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Chevrolet Lumina Experts

#1 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 1,180
#2 90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
Reputation 1,170
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
904 Great Deals out of 35,275 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,133 Great Deals out of 82,881 listings starting at $2,328
Used Toyota Camry
1,161 Great Deals out of 97,109 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
18 Great Deals out of 1,692 listings starting at $2,491
Used Honda Accord
997 Great Deals out of 75,204 listings starting at $899
Used Buick Regal
150 Great Deals out of 11,598 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet Camaro
401 Great Deals out of 40,631 listings starting at $3,500
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
21 Great Deals out of 3,715 listings starting at $879
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
820 Great Deals out of 27,815 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford F-150
3,023 Great Deals out of 207,755 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
861 Great Deals out of 58,607 listings starting at $1,590