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Chevrolet S10 Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

Chevrolet S10 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 4.3L V6

Average Mileage: 126,586 mi (38,000 mi - 208,000 mi)


The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

  • chevyang, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder

    Replaced it and fuel filter

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  • puggy, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 38,000 mi

    constant problem with truck. every summer when the weather got warm,the truck would have problems would crank but not start.sometimes it would happen when the engine was cold and sometimes when it was warm.if i waited 15 to 20 minutes after cranking it,she would start right up.then the problem started to last longer(it wouldnt start till the next day) no check engine lights. if i replaced the fuel filter the problem would go away for about a month. i took out the tank and cleaned it and replaced the fuel pump. i happend about 4 more times and then mysteriously went away.

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  • jaden, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 109,000 mi

    gas tank ran empty and pump was worn enough to break from extra wear of running tank so low i was told. part cost 900.00 plus another 100 trying to diagnois such as replacement fuel filter, and fuel relay switch etc. couldnt afford mechanic did it myself. Not to hard to do even at novice level.

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  • Visitor, , 4.3L V6, 105,000 mi

    fuel pump failed

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  •  Rookie

    various mileage - replaced 3 times

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  • Visitor, , 4.3L V6, 70,000 mi

    when on hill,hard starting,had to crank engine a lot longer.engine became harder to start as time went on. replaced fuel pump and filter.Problem solved

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  • Billolson, , 4.3L V6, 155,000 mi

    2 fuel pumps in 100,000 miles both times had to be replaced at 1000 dollars each.

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  • Thundar, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 198,650 mi

    Would not crank in a parking lot. Had to tow it to repair shop. They put it on a computer and then replaced the fuel pump.

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  • Visitor, , 4.3L V6, 100,000 mi

    Truck began not starting fairly frequently but would crank up. Battery and alternator were replaced and it has solved the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 150,000 mi

    sporatic sputtering, lack of power, happens mostly after the engine is warm. Diagnosed initially as short in the wire to the fuel pump. 2-1/2 days of diagnosis, and finally, the fuel pump filter unit needs to be replaced $1000. The unit itself is the expensive part and the mechanic is only charging me for 1 hour of diagnosis time.

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