Driveability Problems Due to Internal Distributor Fault on Chevrolet S10

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.

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Average mileage: 120,200 (83,000–146,000)
Engines affected: 2.8L V6, 4.3L V6
6 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995
17 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
1993 Chevrolet S10- 2.8L V683,000
would not start getting gas. replaced distributor
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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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1993 Chevrolet S10- 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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idles rough and wont stay running without foot on gas and brake
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1991 Chevrolet S10- 2.8L V6
There is no fire coming from core and core in brand new
1993 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V6135,000
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!
1994 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V6142,000
rough idle,runs better when wet out
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