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.
Driveability Problems Due to Internal Distributor Fault on Chevrolet S10
Average mileage: 106,097 (50,000–172,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.8L V6, 4.3L V6
44 people reported this problem
18 people shared problem details
1998 Chevrolet S10- 2.2L 4 Cylinder172,000Visitor
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.
1993 Chevrolet S10- 2.8L V683,000Visitor
would not start getting gas. replaced distributor
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.
1993 Chevrolet S10- 2.8L V6Visitor
Changed cap, roter, distributer, and all plugs and wires still acting up starts when cold and dies shortly after getting to temp
2002 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V670,000Visitor
I put in a new one
2000 Chevrolet S10Visitor
my truck run ok for a day, next day do not star
2000 Chevrolet S10- 2.2L 4 Cylinder100,000Visitor
engine started running rough on freeway wasnt overheating at all. but the engine cut out and wouldnt start back up at all
2004 Chevrolet S1085,765Visitor
it starts with throttle floored and runs rough the eng com was replaced and now it wont start at all
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.
idles rough and wont stay running without foot on gas and brake
1993 Chevrolet S10- 2.8L V6100,000Visitor
Will not start after it gets hot
1991 Chevrolet S10- 2.8L V6Visitor
There is no fire coming from core and core in brand new
2001 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V6Visitor
It appears shaft lift in distributor is destroying cap and rotors. Replaced distributor unit twice now. Body is plastic.
2002 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V699,000Visitor
distributor gear wear do to cam walk now i have gear metal in my motor its junk now
2002 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V650,000Visitor
The engine would run rough and stall and some time the engine would not start. Replaced the distributor twice one at 50000 miles and one at 80000 miles and replaced distributor cap four times.
1993 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V6135,000Visitor
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!
1998 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V6Visitor
rough idle, no lights/codes. replaced dist cap and rotor. performance and fuel mileage increased.
1994 Chevrolet S10- 4.3L V6142,000Visitor
rough idle,runs better when wet out
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