Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Electric problem

asked by on

After driving the car for 30 minutes all gauges start to dance and engine turns off

My car has 254000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello there, many faults will cause your 19...

Hello there, many faults will cause your 1998 Chevrolet Lumina to lose power and die after 30 minutes. The most common would be the fuel pump, engine control module, alternator, battery, wiring harness fault, coil, distributor, or a shorted wire. A qualified Technician from YourMechanic will be able to determine what is causing your car to die and make any repairs required to resolve the issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Problem with the coolant temperature gauge.

Hi there. The temperature gauge is not grounding out to the vehicle chassis. Try putting an additional wire on the housing of the temperature gauge and grounding it to the chassis. If this has no effect, then the gauge is...

Q: Temperature rises when air or heat turned off

Hello. If the engine starts to overheat with the heater off or without the AC on, then it is usually caused by an issue with air flow through the radiator. You may have a failing fan relay or a circuit...

Q: Creaking noise from the rear struts

You should have the suspension checked to make sure the noise is something that is not broken and is still safe to drive until you can get the part replaced. This way you are being safe.

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...