1997 Chevrolet S10 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet S10

1997 Chevrolet S10 Problems

Internal Faults in Distributor Can Cause Engine Problems

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.

Fuel Level Sensor Failure

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

Serpentine Belt Tensioner May Fail

The serpentine belt tensioner can fail; it may become noisy and/or the belt may jump off. Replacement of the failed tensioner will be necessary.

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1997 Chevrolet S10 Questions

97 S 10 2.2 all fire fuel timing rockers OK won't run spins over too fast (1 answer)

Sounds like broke timing chain but everything is ok

after truck is parked for a while the front brakes stick. they brake free and work perfect when driving afterwards? (1 answer)

Where is the purge valve located on a 1997, 2.2ltr 4cyl S10 Pickup. (1 answer)

I need to replace the valve but can not locate it, I was told it was on top of the intake manifold, on the right side near the distributer cap. But the wires for the plugs go under the port fuel injection manifold on the left side of the engine. (Pass side) I must have been quoted a fix for a dif...

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1997 Chevrolet S10 Recalls

Recall 03V159000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.
Recall 00V159000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCKS. A CONDITION IN WHICH THE FUEL-FIRED HEATER FILL PIPE GROUND STRAP CONTACTS THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE BRAKE PIPE.
Recall 00V069200
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: GENERATION 1 ELECTRIC LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A CHARGE PORT ASSEMBLY THAT COULD FAIL DURING A CHARGING EVENT.

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