2001 Chevrolet S10 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Chevrolet S10

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2001 Chevrolet S10 Problems

Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation

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.

Driveability Problems Due to Internal Distributor Fault

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.

Instrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent

The headlight switch used on the Chevrolet S10 is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause issues with interior lights as well.

  • Symptoms of a failed headlight switch include:
  • Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off
  • Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off
  • Gauge cluster lighting off or flickering with headlights on
  • Parking light malfunctions  

This issue is well known with General Motors Trucks and SUVs, and is solved by testing and, if needed, replacing the headlight/dimmer switch. Bad grounding wires at the tail-lights, and dirty/corroded tow package wires can also lead to some of these issues. 

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2001 Chevrolet S10 Questions

How can I fix my left and right turn signals myself? They stop working (1 answer)

I noticed the turn signal blinkers don't blink anymore, nor do they light up. Can I fix this myself or is it a electrical problem? I don't want to be cheated like in the pass.

I have a pulsing high pitched squeak in the front end. It stops when I brake... (2 answers)

Fluid is good..

my truck quits when the weather is warm. what could that be? (1 answer)

i replaced the flex fuel sensor with a replicator about two years ago. it only runs when the weather is cool or cold, when the temp comes up on a warm day the truck just shuts off. it does start back after a few trys i had the fuel pump tested it passed. the fuel filter has been also changed. not...

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2001 Chevrolet S10 Recalls

GM Recalls Multiple 2000-2001 Vehicles Due to Possible Seat Belt Failure

The seat belt buckles may not have been properly heat-treated during the manufacturing process. This may cause the buckles not to function correctly during a collision, which may cause injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckles.

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2001 Chevrolet S10 Reviews

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i have a 2001` chevy s10 4.3 L pick up i hear some rattling from engine on acceleration first second i need help
trying to locate fuel tank pressure sensor it not getting gas but fuel pump is coming on n off
Have had my S10 extra cab since new in '01 and overall has been very dependable and good vehicle. I have the 4.3L and gets pretty decent gas mileage, has a good ride and i have abused it regularly with payloads of 1800-2000 lbs and towed up to 3500 once and never once did it complain or grunt. My only complaint is a faulty secondary emissions sensor that failed twice and when it goes out the ...

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