1997 Chevrolet S10 Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Chevrolet S10 Problems

ABS Light Due to Brake System Control Unit Failure

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.

Heater Core Under Right Side of Dashboard May Leak Engine Coolant

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.

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.

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1997 Chevrolet S10 Questions

Builds pressure even though thermostat removed (2 answers)

After traveling for 1-1 1/2 hours it starts running like it's running hot

Why is there a buzzing sound in the fuel lines of my truck? (1 answer)

Why is there a buzzing sound in the fuel lines of my truck?

What I have found to date:
- When alternator is unplugged, the sound disappears (brand new alternator)
- When fuel pump relay is unplugged while running, pump continues to run but vibration changes pitch (relay gets warm when inse...

Truck dies after getting to running temperature after installing new distributor (1 answer)

Also replaced fuel filter and it was completely clogged. And about a month ago my buddy crossed the jumper cables while trying to jump me off. And it melted the postive wire in half on my side. Don't know if that has anything to do with it

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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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