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1990 Chevrolet S10 Problems

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Most Common 1990 Chevrolet S10 Problems

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.
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 distribu...
The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our tech...
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2 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Brakes Problems

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.

2 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Drive Train Problems

A fluid leak may develop from the transmission output shaft seal. This leak may cause the transmission mount to become oil soaked and require replacement of the mount along with the leak repair.
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.

4 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Electrical & Lights Problems

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pum...
The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may fail and result in erratic instrument panel gauge operation or illumination of the Check Engine Light. A failed ignition switch will require repla...
A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window mot...

8 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Engine Problems

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 distribu...
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell ...
The alternator may fail, causing a "no charge" condition. An internal bearing may also fail and cause an abnormal noise. If the vehicle is driven too long with a failed bearing, the alternator may ...

1 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).

1 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our tech...

1 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

0 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1990 Chevrolet S10 Problems & Complaints

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 distribu...
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell ...
The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.
The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our tech...
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window mot...
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pum...
This engine may leak oil from the valve cover gasket.
A fluid leak may develop from the transmission output shaft seal. This leak may cause the transmission mount to become oil soaked and require replacement of the mount along with the leak repair.
An oil leak may develop from the distributor o-ring seal requiring replacement of the seal.
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.
The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may fail and result in erratic instrument panel gauge operation or illumination of the Check Engine Light. A failed ignition switch will require repla...
The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).
The spark plug wire rubber boots may get soaked with oil, causing a misfire or rough idle.
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