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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Chevrolet S10 Problems
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
On vehicles with intermittent windshield wipers, the wiper motor circuit board may fail and cause the wipers to stop working at times. Replacing the circuit board should resolve the issue. Some vehicles were recalled for this problem and some were not. You will need to check with your local dealer to find out if a specific vehicle was included.
Chevrolet S10 Recalls (Recent)
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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.
Summary: 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.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: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, OR MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH 3-SENSOR ABS (ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM) EBC4 UNITS.Learn more »
Chevrolet S10 Questions and Answers
My 1990 Chevrolet S10 pick-up has a very light but noticible jar when it is idling and sitting still. It does not do this when it is driving; it seems to only do it when the brake is applied. It al...
My truck just started making a noise like two metal plates rattling together when I hit bumps in the road. It's a loose sound, and seems to be coming from inside the dash, driver's side. ...
The clutch pedal assembly has a plastic flywheel under the dash that guides the clutch cable. I have a 1982 S-10 Durango and I have replaced this plastic gear/sprocket 4 -5 times over the years. ...
the serpentine belt came loose from the assembly but did not break. I found the doughnut shaped pully had fallen off from the bearing race. It was laying down under the radiator fan. Are there two ...
is there special tools needed for this process
Chevrolet S10 Reviews
HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM .WHEN I START MY TRUCK UPON TAKEOFF THETRUCK WON,T MOVE MORE THAN 5MILES AN HOUR ,TAKE A LONG TIME TO BUILD SPEED AND SHAKES UNCONTROLABLY.
1986, 2.8Lv6, Extended Cab, 4x4, I picked this truck up for free a few years back, replaced intake with a bored out 40mm and put a Holly TBI on it, mileage still sucks, but this thing can go through snow like a tank. Removed the vac 4x4 engagement and put a mechanical cable, new head gaskets, new radiator, new water pump, lots of electrical issues. Make sure your handy with a ohm meter. Currently hunting down a short in the parking light circuit, somewhere behind the dash. Out where I am, after 25 years you don't have to smog the vehicle, so I have removed the smog pump, egr and cat. lots of power for a 2.8 and tons of parts (cheap) up gradeable to v8!! great truck for someone who like to tinker.
i just got this truck from a guy and he said that everything has been done to this truck including ANTI FREEZE put in and now my truck is steaming and i am lost because it is only 5 deg in michigan right now and it should not be steaming or leaking at all
i have a 2001` chevy s10 4.3 L pick up i hear some rattling from engine on acceleration first second i need help
windshield +wipers stopped working in intermediate but work on continual mode fast. when turn off do not stop in park position. Is there more than one fuse for wipers and is so where?