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#1374 of 2018 Re: 2000 Chevy S-10 -- reliable truck? [pattyjw59]
Dec 11, 2005 (2:48 am)
I have a 1997 chevrolet S10 extended cab with 4x4. Overall it is a good vehicle. I've had to replace an ABS sensor and a wiper board. Also the Transfer Case Control Module seems to have a problem which stops the 4x4 from working. I simply get it working again by turning the ignition switch on, disconnect then reconnect the harness from the TCCM and then it works again. I don't know where the flaw is coming from. Wish I knew. Something to think about though.
Dec 11, 2005 (10:53 am)
I live in MN where it's unbearably cold, all the time. I have an S-10, 1998 4cyl..basically as stock as they come. (Automatic)
Last Tuesday morning it wouldn't start and I've had 3 diff. people try to help me start it. (Keeping in mind I'm a 21 yr. old female [poor] college student who doesn't know the first thing about vehicles)
So here's what I know.. it turns over just fine, but it doesn't fire. (Whatever that means) I've also put ISOheet into the gas tank. BUT, I asked a mechanic (he didn't look at it, I just told him about it) and he said it's most likely the fuel pump that's wrong. He said it would be about $600 to replace it.
As for my questions.
1. Does $600 sound right for a fuel pump? Also, where is it located, is it in the gas tank or the engine?
2. What else could it be? Cheaper, that could be checked out first?
If I think of anything else I'll re-post. This whole situation has gotten me so frusterated because I can't even get to work. I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer.
#1376 of 2018 Re: 2000 Chevy S-10 -- reliable truck? [pattyjw59]
Dec 11, 2005 (1:49 pm)
I own a 98 and about 2 years ago I needed the tranny rebuilt. When I was in getting it fixed, the mechanics told me that that is a fairly common problem with Chevy S-10's and Blazers. Other than that, nothing too major. My wiper motor went out and I was without windshield wipers for awhile, that was interesting!
#1377 of 2018 Re: bah [ginasmuffins]
Dec 11, 2005 (7:35 pm)
Yeah it could be a fuel pump but $600 buck sound like twice as much as it should be. Call a auto parts store and git a price on a new fuel pump, guessing it would be about $200 and it should take no more than 2 hours labor at $60 that makes it about $350. I know an honest shop, if you can believe that, and your in southern MN
#1378 of 2018 Heater problem
Dec 11, 2005 (8:07 pm)
I have a 98 S10 and the heater contol is not working. Heat comes out only in the defrost position and thats it. Any help out there?
#1379 of 2018 Re: Heater problem [98flash]
Dec 12, 2005 (9:56 am)
Check for vacuum leaks, when no vacuum it defaults to defrost.
#1380 of 2018 Re: bah [ginasmuffins]
Dec 12, 2005 (10:02 am)
When you turn the key to run, do you hear the fuel pump for 2 seconds?
#1381 of 2018 Re: bah [ginasmuffins]
Dec 12, 2005 (2:07 pm)
Another suggestion is that the engine could be flooded and you need to clear it. Try this:
1. With the key turned to the "run/on" position (position right before you turn it to "crank", press the gas pedal to the floor then crank the engine for a few seconds (about 5 to 10). This puts the ECM into "Clear Flood Mode".
2. Wait about 30 seconds then try to start it as usual, just using the key, don't touch /pump the gas.
Another suggestion, as already stated, listen for the fuel pump to kick on when you turn the key. There should be a humming sound coming from the gas tank area. If you here it, it could be a clog in the line. Also could be a clogged filter, that should be checked first.
I know you don't want to hear this, but the heet could have caused the problem. Sometimes that stuff, and others, plays havoc with F.I. systems, particularly the injectors.
Could you be a little more specific in terms of how the truck was starting/running before this happened? Was it hard to start before?, in the same type of weather?.
In any event, run away from that mechanic, he's trying to rip you off. Even here, where labor is $81 - $100/hr, it won't cost $600 for a pump replacement, even at the dealer. Don't know what the prices are in MN, but as stated it may be about $200, but that pump will cost him less than what you'll pay for it at a parts store (he'll get it a "jobber's" price). The most time-consuming part of the job will be disconnecting the lines/filler neck, taking down the tank (which is a bear), the actual replacement of the pump in like 15 minutes. If it is the pump, make sure a new fuel filter is installed as well and that the lines a clear of debris and such.
Keep us posted.
#1382 of 2018 Re: 3.8 in S-10 [cooke]
Dec 12, 2005 (8:12 pm)
www.LMCtruck.com is a good site. They sell pretty much all S10 parts. I actually have a 3.8 in 1988 S10. The rearend went out recently. Waiting until after the holidays to get it fixed.
#1383 of 2018 Re: S-10 Fuel pump...RESOLUTION [tgeorge2]
Dec 13, 2005 (6:54 am)
I'd take the bill from your first Mechanic (and I use that title VERY LOOSELY here) - subtract our the labor and ignition module cost - take the burned fuse in hand, and go back an DEMAND a refund !!
When he says he want the Ignition module back - hand him the fuse and ask him WHY he can NOW tell the difference !! And I'd still DEMAND the cash back !! Missing a blown fuse and charging a customer big bucks in deplorable .... The Guy/Shop should loose Their business licenses if he does not refund your money ...
Ok, Now I've calmed down ...