1996 Chevy Lumina 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 73000 miles
Hi, I have a few symptoms right now with my '96 Chevy Lumina, 3.1L V-6 sedan. Symptoms are as follows:
When in overdrive, car will not go above 40 MPH before revving RPM's to 6K
When in regular drive, car will reach 50-55 before revving RPM's to 6K
When I keep applying gas, the engine continues to rev, I feel a large strain, smooth but still a strain, on the engine.
Soon, I have to pull over and turn the engine off for a few minutes, then restart the engine and try to go on my way.
After about 15-20 minutes driving (which is necessary for me, as going to college and back is about 45 minutes each way) even in regular drive I can not get above 40 MPH, then the engine will not get the car to move any longer.
I have checked my fluids, my transmission fluid is ok, my oil was overfilled (I'll never use that station again) and I have drained out enough oil to get it back to the level it needs to be at. But I am still having the same issue. One other thing that may be causing the over heating is only one of the fan blades is working, but sometimes neither of the two fan blades comes on.
Also, a few check engine codes are on.
1 and 2 relate to the EGR valve, but the EGR valve is new, clean, and the connection is good.
3 shows low tranny fluid or slipping in fourth gear (which is what it feels like at times as stated above)
What could be causing my problems? And how can I fix this?
Monday, January 9th, 2017 AT 4:00 PM