Chevrolet S10 Repair and Maintenance
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Chevrolet S10 ProblemsFailed alternator can cause "no charge" condition
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 stop turning, which can cause the serpentine belt to break or the engine to stall and not turn over.
The serpentine belt tensioner can fail; it may become noisy and/or the belt may jump off. Replacement of the failed tensioner will be necessary.
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 us that operating the engine with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.
Chevrolet S10 QuestionsWhere is the oil dipstick? (1 answer)
It doesn't seem to have one like other cars with a circle type look for your finger?
Won't shift right something
When I first start my truck when it shifts from first to second it shifts hard and will only get second and third unless I cut truck off then it will go back to first .The only way I can get it to go in overdrive is switch kee off and fast a going down highways
Chevrolet S10 RecallsAir Bag Labels May Be Incorrect
Vehicles may have an air bag warning label with incorrect statements. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners will be sent corrected labels and installation instructions. The recall began June 4, 2004. The GM recall number is 04021.
The payload as listed on the vehicle certification label exceeds the actual limitations of the vehicle. If the weight limitations of the vehicle are exceeded, the vehicle will not operate as designed, and may cause a safety issue. Owners will be sent a revised vehicle certification label that is accurate.