Having problems with your 1997 Chevrolet Lumina ?

My 97 Chevy lumina runs good then it dies and then won't start at least 30 minutes

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 19-03-2018

Answers :

Things like this are tough to find due to the defect resetting itself. The time element is interesting. Does it run about for about the same length of time, like always 1 hour or 3 hours or does it cut out after the same 30 minutes?

Sometimes coils overheat, Relays for the fuelpump fail and reset, and fuelpumps overheat and then recover. The "check engine" light can not pick up on everything. You did not say any warning lights appeared on your dash. Day to day temperatures can affect when some defects happen and how frequent.

The Dealers and better repair shops will have a machine which is connected to your car and then the car is driven with the machinery hooked up. There are more electronics inside this machine than a regular hand scanner has. It is much better at intermittent defect detection than other testers.

About all I can tell you is try to detect whether you have fuel pressure or spark to the plugs when it stops running. Some of the cheaper parts to replace are the fuelpump or ignition relays, and the coil. Do a fuel sample and change the fuel filter in case some junk is clogging the lines and then clears up when the engine is off.

Your problem really makes your car undependable and dangerous because it can strand you at an intersection in traffic. Onceyou eliminate the cheaper parts problems you would be better off to get someone with the best testing equipment available and it will save you money in the long run.

The parts places like Autozone Oreillys, and Advance have basic scanners and will hook them up for free. But without a "check" light they usually will not look at your car.

I hope my solution helps you.
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