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Chevrolet S10 Internal Faults in Distributor Can Cause Engine Problems

Chevrolet S10 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 4.3L V6

Average Mileage: 107,925 mi (69,700 mi - 172,000 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, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 172,000 mi

    truck starts and runs but when taking off and trying to give it more gas to go faster the truck acts like it is running out of fuel but has fuel. runs and then stalls but does not quit. thought I had water in the gas but put in a bottle of "HEET", still does the same, runs and then feels like it is chained to a tree, but like I said it never dies.

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  • Visitor, , 4.3L V6, 70,000 mi

    I put in a new one

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  • bleed1, , 4.3L V6, 120,000 mi

    hesatation at 40-50mph-changed lots of parts-had timing checked and reset about 30 miles and back to same story. i bought a 10mm distributor wrench,reset timing sliped 35 miles.i will pull distributor and check gear,some were bad,not hardened.will end with changing it out.hope for the best.

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  • Visitor, , 4.3L V6

    rough idle, no lights/codes.
    replaced dist cap and rotor.
    performance and fuel mileage increased.

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