2002 Chevrolet S10 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Chevrolet S10

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2002 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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2002 Chevrolet S10 Questions

over heated won't start. Head is good and replaced. Is it worth putting back to (1 answer)

Had a slow water leak but never went empty. Over heated then wouldn't start. Water in all 4 cylinder but no water in oil. Help???

When fueling up, the pump keeps kicking off like it is full. (1 answer)

I have changed the fuel solenoid vent valve and it still kicks the pump off. The truck is giving codes of P0446, P0453 and P0304. The Idle Air Control Valve has been replaced and I have also changed the fuel pump and sending unit as well as checked the little spring and flapper at the entrance to...

I unlocked the Theftlock radio but the radio still won't start? (1 answer)

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2002 Chevrolet S10 Reviews

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based on 4 customer reviews
Overall a great truck and daily driver
Have a 2002 S10 2.2 4 cylinder.Is this a interferance or non interferance engine.Timing chain broke.
2002 Chevrolet S10 Visitor, Roebuck, SC, August 11, 2011 17:00 I have a 2002 chevy S10 V6 vortex that will run when it wants to. Do not know what is wrong. It has new fuel pump, relay,battery but will run and cutoff and short time later will restart and maybe run 1/4 of a mile or it might decide to run 40 miles. It only does it when weather is real hot Check your Temp sensor on the drive...

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