Chevrolet S10 Repair and Maintenance
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Chevrolet S10 ProblemsInternal 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.
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.
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.
Chevrolet S10 QuestionsWill not start after running very low on motor oil (1 answer)
My Neice driving my 1992 S-10 2.5L engine ran it low on engine oil. The engine kind of bucked while at a stop light and when she put her foot on the gas the engine died. After putting oil in when I try to start the engine turns 1/4 turn then the starter motor stops. Each time I try to start it...
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...
Sounds like broke timing chain but everything is ok
Chevrolet S10 RecallsAir Bag Labels May Be Incorrect
Vehicles may have an air bag warning label with incorrect statements. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners will be sent corrected labels and installation instructions. The recall began June 4, 2004. The GM recall number is 04021.
The payload as listed on the vehicle certification label exceeds the actual limitations of the vehicle. If the weight limitations of the vehicle are exceeded, the vehicle will not operate as designed, and may cause a safety issue. Owners will be sent a revised vehicle certification label that is accurate.