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Chevrolet S-10, GMC Sonoma, GMC S-15, Truck
#1324 of 2018 Re: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT [harley88]
Nov 27, 2005 (7:28 am)
We are having a similar problem with a 2000 Chevy S10. We were told it was probably due to the oversize tires we put on it. When we take it to Auto Zone they say the code can't be read...like no "power" is going to the code.(?). Did you purchase the kit you were talking about? Did it work? Summit Auto Racing suggested we purchase the same type of kit to reset the codes to be within the specs of the tires. Just wondered if this worked for you?
#1325 of 2018 Re: christopher71 [canufixit]
Nov 27, 2005 (3:14 pm)
Have just discovered this forum and have the same problem with my tailgate cables. Bought a pair from 1A Auto for $9.95 each, however mine did not come with a replacement bolt or pin like the NAPA version. It was suggested by the salesperson at 1A that I obtain a "shoulder bolt" to replace the rivet. Have discovered a source here in the Nashville, Tn area (where I live) and will check it out this week. Discovered that once you remove the torx head retaining screws that the latch assembly won't come out without disconnecting the rod that attaches to the release handle in the center of the tailgate. Nothing is ever simple anymore. Anyway, will let everyone know how the shoulder bolt works. Maybe we will all benefit from this bit of info. And as you say, this DOES need a recall to cover shoddy design and mfg.
#1326 of 2018 check gauges--2001--S10 ---4.3 liter engine
Nov 28, 2005 (7:35 am)
My instrument panel "check gauges" light comes on periodically.
The problem: Temperature gauge reading goes up to max 310 degrees and moves up and down the scale, even after 5 minutes of driving and for longer periods.
What is the cause of this problem? The dealer says it could be a bad thermostat gasket or or anything for that matter.
#1327 of 2018 Re: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT [mthompson1]
Nov 28, 2005 (9:13 am)
No "power" check cig fuse, it powers dianostics.
#1328 of 2018 90 s10 Transmission
Nov 29, 2005 (8:46 pm)
Is my Transmission going out? Some time it grind when I down shift to 2. But after I stop and shift to 1 then 2 it work fine.
#1329 of 2018 Brakes not working properly
Nov 30, 2005 (7:52 am)
My 96 Ext.cab 4x4 S-10 started having a very different feel sometimes when braking. I almost have to "STAND" on the brakes to get it stopped! Do any of you have the solution for a quick fix?
#1330 of 2018 Re: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT [argonzalezm]
Nov 30, 2005 (9:17 am)
My 96 4x4 had this problem for a while and I found out it was the after-market locking gas cap I put on it. When I put the original gas cap back on, the message went away. That's the only time I've ever seen that message in almost 10 years of ownership.
#1331 of 2018 Re: Brakes not working properly [tgeorge2]
Nov 30, 2005 (11:48 am)
I assume you have power brakes ???
If so - check for vacuum to / throught the Vacuum hose to the master cylinder/Vac boost... Also, it's possible that; the internal diaphram in the power brake booster/master cylinder is leaking - or that the entire master cylinder / Vacuum boost unit needs replacement.
How's the engine running at Idle ??? Runnining smooth ?? Or is there a possible /suspect a vacuum leak ??
Also you can try (in a SAFE AREA / empty large parking lot !!) disconnecting the vac hose and then try the brakes - if it's the same it may be one of the above suggestions ....
Good Luck !!!
#1332 of 2018 Re: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT [vatak]
Nov 30, 2005 (11:50 am)
Hey ! - Good Catch - I've also heard that ;
The Cap is just loose - or -
Overfilling tank causes the vacuum hose at the filler neck to suck in gas - it will do similar ...
#1333 of 2018 1990 4.3 TBI temp related problem
Nov 30, 2005 (12:09 pm)
I have a 1990 S-10 with the 4.3 TBI. It runs best when cold if it decides to run good that day. Sometimes it's great, other times it runs like a cold motor and then just never gets any better. I can't just step on it real fast, I have to go slow and feel it out. If I step on it too fast, then the more I give it, the less power it makes and will even almost die if I floor it, but then if I let up it picks up again. Less throttle=more power. I have put in new plugs, new timing chain, new cap, rotor, wires, coil. I have run injector cleaner. I think the secondary doesn't always open up and it runs real anemic the more it warms up. It's like the motor is dragging behind and when I go to shift (it's a stick) the revs drop REALLY fast. It's like when it's on "choke" it runs great, but sometimes it never get's there. I think it's running lean, but maybe it's a timing problem with the advance? I have put it on a Snap-On hand scanner and it didn't throw any codes and it still doesn't throw any now. If this simplifies things at all, it's like if it stays on open loop with lots of fuel it runs great, if it goes closed and the computer starts doing it's thing, it all goes downhill from there. Anybody seen anything like this before? Thanks for the help.