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Chevrolet S10 Internal Faults in Distributor Can Cause Engine Problems

Chevrolet S10 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

Engines Affected: 2.8L V6, 4.3L V6

Average Mileage: 113,750 mi (83,000 mi - 142,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 2.8L V6, 83,000 mi

    would not start getting gas. replaced distributor

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  • jhalverson, , 4.3L V6, 95,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 2.8L V6

    Changed cap, roter, distributer, and all plugs and wires still acting up starts when cold and dies shortly after getting to temp

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  •  Rookie

    idles rough and wont stay running without foot on gas and brake

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  • Visitor, , 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!

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  • Visitor, , 4.3L V6, 142,000 mi

    rough idle,runs better when wet out

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