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#321 of 648 1996 Chevy S-10 V6 (totally foul)
Oct 10, 2000 (6:00 pm)
Transmission goes out at 58K. Power brakes, brake pads, battery, oil seal, differential seal, assorted plastics, seat lever, hanger hinge, and
weather stripping all go out under warranty, along with three factory recals. Third year model -- What's up Chevy?
I had perfectly maintained this vehicle, having full maintainence records. The Chevy dealer offered no partial Goodwill credit on the transmission. GM Corporate did not even bother replying to my follow up letter. GM seems to have no professionalism, and seems not to care about
maintaining customers whatsoever. It makes me depressed to say, but buy a Toyota and have some piece of mind
#322 of 648 2001 Fuel mileage
Oct 12, 2000 (8:19 pm)
Anyone here know why GM has dropped the EPA mileage estimates on the 4.3, Auto, 4wd for 2001? The 2000 estimates were 16/21 and the 2001 estimates are 15/18, quite a difference. I have a 95 Sonoma that gets 18 around town and 22 on the highway. I'm about to order a 2001, but was surprised to see the new mileage figures. The salesman was no help, pretty sure I know more about the truck than he does.
#323 of 648 Gas mileage
Oct 14, 2000 (12:03 am)
When you buy a new truck or car you'll get a questionaire after a few months. I suspect the feds get this info and adjust the mileage ratings according to the feedback they get. My 97 was rated at 30 highway, actually would get no more than 28 at absolute best. The next year the EPA rating was 28, maybe even less now. The ratings are usually pretty accurate and this continuous adjustment may be why.
Oct 14, 2000 (12:16 am)
Yes, 15/18 MPG is pretty bad--might as well buy a Silverado. I guess you've got to get a 4cyl to get decent MPG these days. Ford will have a new 2.3L OHC 4cyl engine with about 140hp and 155 torque. I hope Chevy retaliates with a more-powerful OHC 4cyl.
#325 of 648 General questions
Oct 16, 2000 (6:37 am)
I am in the market for a new pick-up (I currently have an Eclipse.) I have always had my eyes set on a Tacoma, but realized I could get more for my buck with a Chevy S10. I am looked today at the 2001 LS V6 Extended Cab series and got instant google eyes. However, I am slightly discouraged now by reading the responses. If I could get anything from someone who has purchased a 2001 S10 I would be appreciative
Oct 17, 2000 (12:11 am)
Have you though about the 2001 Ranger it has a new
4.0 V6 207 HP engine,standard 4 doors on supercab along with standard 4 wheel abs.Nice truck I though about a 2000 ZR2 great rebates and 0% financing for 5 years up here in Boston,but I'm not a big fan of the Chevy
#327 of 648 GM durability
Oct 21, 2000 (3:37 am)
My friend's '87 Sonoma just turned 300,000 miles. 2.5L, 4speed manual. Used for work all it's life. Same friend owned an '84 Cavalier before that. 2.0L, 3speed auto. Traded it in at 170,000 miles. Still ran fine. My father had a Chevy Van 30 a few years back that had 240,000 miles on it. Another friend's 1500 pickup has 225,000 miles on it. Grandfather has an '84 Olds Custom Cruiser at 101,000 miles, even with woodgrain. 2 Delta 88's in the family went 140,000 miles. My '91 S-10 is young at 101,000 miles. Starts every morning without question. No significant problems with any of these vehicles. Exhaust, tires, shocks, belts, maybe a water pump, that's about it.
If you take care of a Chevy, it'll last forever... Be proud to own an American-made, American-company owned vehicle.
#328 of 648 1993 s-10 window
Oct 23, 2000 (4:07 am)
my 1993 s-10's driver side window refuses to co-operate. it will roll down smoothlt but balks and grinds and makes a "click" noise when i try to wind it back up. it does roll back up but not without great force applied to the handle. i tired squirting oil down into the track but it didnt work. someone told me that i would have to take the door apart and use white lithium grease. any ideas? if i do have to remove the door panel, how do i do it? thanks.
#329 of 648 Front Porch Philosopher
Oct 23, 2000 (4:44 pm)
Been there, done that....
albeit with a Cherokee and power windows.
First look at the door panel. The handle, and any other obvious fastners will have to come off. Then you should be able to "pop" the panel loose around the outside. Pick a corner and work in both directions, slowly and carefully. It pops out, it will pop back in.
The window mechanism uses some parts that are metal and some that are plastic/nylon. The latter wear out and must be replaced. For an electric opener this means buying a $300 motor because a $2.50 nylon wheel has worn down. Hopefully yours will be cheaper.
If you do not already own a Haynes manual for your vehicle I would strongly recommend it.
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Oct 27, 2000 (7:56 pm)
that makes the S10 look small.