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.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet S10 Internal Faults in Distributor Can Cause Engine Problems
Chevrolet S10 Problem
Engines Affected: 2.8L V6, 4.3L V6
Average Mileage: 113,750 mi (83,000 mi - 142,000 mi)
Visitor, 1993 Chevrolet S10, 2.8L V6, 83,000 mi
would not start getting gas. replaced distributor
idles rough and wont stay running without foot on gas and brake
Visitor, 1993 Chevrolet S10, 4.3L V6, 135,000 mi
My s10 was stalling intermittantly, running rough and randomly reving high. found out the electrical connections and wires in the distributor had corroded and rusted. replace distributor!
Visitor, 1994 Chevrolet S10, 4.3L V6, 142,000 mi
rough idle,runs better when wet out
had problems with rough running engine and would stall while idling at stoplights. while driving still ran rough but only wanted to stall when my foot was off the accelerator, slowing down or idling. had to replace distributer assembly. check engine light came on multiple times during this issue.