Engine Overheating Due to Coolant Loss on Chevrolet S10

A cover plate on the front of the engine may develop a coolant leak, resulting in an engine overheating condition. This plate covers the location where the water pump was installed on previous versions for this engine. Replacing the gasket for the cover plate and refilling the cooling system is generally all that is required to correct this concern.


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Average mileage: 200,000 (200,000–200,000)
Engine affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder
3 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998
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1998 Chevrolet S10- 2.2L 4 Cylinder200,000
developed coolant leak car started overheating. I changed antifreeze from dex cool to green antifreeze replaced waterpump thermostat and radiator.
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