Hello, I also have a 96 Chevy Lumina, approx. 186,000 miles. I have been having the same problem as well. I start up the car, it turns over and wants to fire up but quickly shudders and dies like the engine isn't getting any fuel, but when I give it any amount of gas, even a little, it'll run fine (until I take my foot off the gas, then it stalls out again). This happens intermittenly and I'm not sure what affects it, atmosphere, weather, etc. I've been told it may have clogged jets and a dirty fuel filter thats why the engine isn't getting any gas to be able to idle. I also have spoken with auto shops who say it may be the fuel pump, but I'm hoping it's the filter and jets. I've never had a tune up since the 4 years I've owned it, just oil changes, battery change, part of the back brake line that corroded and snapped, and I recently changed out the AOI valve (which seemed to temporarily correct part of the problem).
The more I read up on this the more common I'm finding it with Chevy Luminas.
Also, my window washer motor isn't running, not sure if it's the motor or a loose connection.
Friday, August 21st, 2009 AT 12:44 PM