The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us that removal of the dash board is necessary to replace the heater on these vehicles.
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1993 Chevrolet S10
1993 Chevrolet S10 Problems
The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.
The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.
A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.
1993 Chevrolet S10 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THE OUTBOARD REAR SAFETY BELT ASSEMBLY WILL NOT RELEASE THE WEBBING FROM THE RETRACTED POSITION. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN 4-WHEEL DRIVE PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ABS (ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM) MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 1989 THROUGH AUGUST 1996. UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS THE SWITCH WHICH SIGNALS THE ABS SYSTEM WHETHER THE VEHICLE IS IN 2-WHEEL OR 4-WHEEL DRIVE CAN MALFUNCTION CAUSING INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES DURING ABS STOPS WHILE IN THE TWO-WHEEL DRIVE MODE.Learn more »
Summary: THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT LOOSENS AT THE STEERING SHAFT TO STEERING GEAR COUPLING. WITH THIS LOOSENESS, THE YOKE PINCH BOLT CAN WEAR ON THE SPLINES OF THE SHAFT UNTIL THERE IS NO LONGER AN INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE SPLINES AND THE BOLT.Learn more »
1993 Chevrolet S10 Questions and Answers
I am not sure ig the ac on my new used truck-- the fitings on the ac have been changed so Im not sure if it is old or new freon --- plus I am not sure how to hook it up--
How do I remove serpentine belt?
How do I remove the fan and clutch assembly to get to the water pump and replace the water pump?
Checked cable, gauge is there a drive gear in the trans??
1993 Chevrolet S10 Reviews
I purchased my 1993 S-10 in 1997 with 50K on the odometer. I currently have 293,000 miles on it and it still runs great. I use this vehicle as my travel vehicle as well as a hauling truck for lawn soil, garden mulch and junk. The truck will be 20 years old on 03/23/13 and I intend to keep making the minor repairs and some major ones that a truck of this age requires. I have had the transmission rebuilt and I had a used positraction rear end installed after the original rear end wore out. That new rear positraction rear end was a great improvement to this vehicle. I have to replace the heater core next as it just went out on me. I enjoy driving the truck it gets great gas mileage it looks good cleaned up and it is useful for all the things I need a small truck for. I have had offers by young guy who want to buy the truck but of course it is not for sale. It has come down to the point of who is going to last the longest, the truck or me.
i love this truck my second vehicle its a 93 auto with a 4.3 the only thing that makes me mad about it is ive had to basically take out the whole dash constantly replacing wires and dealing with shorts or a bad sending unit. but the engine on this mother is so reliable its worth the hassle and more. ive also had to replace muffler mass airflow sensor and heater core though. radiator is next on the list.
i was driving down the road and could tell something was wrong, it wouldnt go fasater than 30 and was running like it was out of gas and puttering, i changed fuel filter, ditributor cap, plugs wires. i nneed help
Reg Cab 2.8 5sp.
Pro: 202,000 miles. Great running and driving truck. 100% reliable. Not one problem with engine/drive train in 18 years. Original clutch.
Con: Red paint is a disaster. Has been since truck was 5 years old. Interior shredded after 7 years. AC leaks failure began at 7 years. Dash lights completely failed at 15 years.
I've had the 1993 S10 with a 4.3L engine for 6 years. It is dependable, easy to work on and the cost of parts is reasonable.