1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan Consumer Review: short-lived engine
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan - Consumer Review

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9 Total Reviews

Base Passenger Minivan (3.4L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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short-lived engine
By Terri on

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan

Review

I loved this van, but the temperature
gauge started going up, so I brought it
to a reputable garage, and they told me
there were metal filings and antifreeze
in the oil and that it needed a new
engine. It only had 117,000 miles on
it. Because of the design, which makes
access to the engine very difficult, it
would cost $3000 to repair.

Best Features

Drives like a car, Quiet

Worst Features

Build your engines to last!
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By silveeto
on 05/31/13 12:00 PM (PDT)

I had the same problem with mine too, except I only had 78,000 miles on mine. Kept it in mint shape in and out, but couldn't get a quote under $3500 whether I rebuilt or replaced. Had to junk it. Had always liked luminas before that - even owned two others before it which each got well over 150,000miles before reselling - thought I had another gem... guess it was a lemon.

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