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#16 of 2018 Reliability of 1994 4 cylinder S-10
Feb 13, 2001 (3:07 pm)
As the previous owner of a rolling junkyard 1995 GMC Sonoma with the 2.2L motor and five speed transmission, my advice to you is to stay as far away as you possibly can from that S-10. Why may you ask? 1- even with the five speed transmission, my Sonoma was an absolute dog. Keeping up with traffic meant constantly mashing the gas pedal into the floormat, and I am quite sure that an automatic transmission would completely kill what little power the 2.2L motor has.2- the 2.2L motor has a real bad habit of wanting to blow head gaskets-it happened to me and was big bucks to fix. 3- these trucks suffer from multiple and sometimes really weird and dangerous electrical problems.The worst one I experienced was the time all of the truck's brake and tail lights went out, nearly resulting in me being rear ended at a traffic light by a Jimmy going 35 MPH. 4- squeaks and rattles like you wouldn't beleive!!!5- The paint job on these trucks is absolute sh*t-if the paint hasn't started to flake of the bottom edges of the box and cab,don't worry,it will.6-The valve clatter at idle and the racket this motor makes when accelerating will drive you completely nuts!
#17 of 2018 2 Problems
Feb 14, 2001 (11:57 am)
I have a '95 S-10 4cyl. 2wd manual. I had a new cluch put in and know it chirps but when u jest thuch the cluch it stups chirping. No one will help me. The second problem is that it berns oil and i only have 62k miles. I bearns about 1q/1K Miles.
#18 of 2018 Chevy S-10 Problems?
Feb 14, 2001 (4:29 pm)
I have had my S-10 (1997) for a couple years now. It was sold / inhereted from family, but I have not had hardly any problems with it at least major ones anyway. I have had the gas pedal stick a bit but it just needed a bit of cleaning in the pedal controller under the hood. (I'm not sure of the real name) And 84,000 miles I had to have the serpentine belt changed. I haven't heard any vital rattling noises. Ohh I did have to have a new thermostat put in, but that could just be the price of winter. Overall, I haven't had to invest any major $$$ into my truck. Just keeping the oil changed and filters clean. If y'all need a serious complaint how about that it sits too low and makes ya feel tiny when these big trucks pass by.
That's the extent to my complaints.
#19 of 2018 oil burning
Feb 15, 2001 (1:53 am)
ON 7/7/2000 I PURCHASED A NEW S10. I AM A REPEAT CUSTOMER AS I HAVE HAD A 97 S10 WHICH WAS A GOOD TRUCK. THE 2000 FROM DAY ONE STARTED USING OIL. THE FIRST TIME I CHANGED THE OIL AT 1000 MILES IT WAS LOW BUT I THOUGHT THIS WAS DUE TO BEING BROKE IN. BY THE TIME IT HAD REACHED 4000 MILES IT WAS USING A QUART PER 1000 MILES. THE DEALER'S AND GM RESPONSE WAS TO MAKE MINOR REPAIRS. BY THE NEXT OIL CHANGE IT WAS CLEAR TO SEE THAT THE PROBLEM WAS GETTING BETTER. NEXT STARTED THE OIL CONSUMPTION TEST AND BS ANSWERS, SUCH AS THE ENGINE RUNS FAST AND HOTTER AND HAS TO USE OIL TO KEEP FROM BURNING UP OR A ENGINE THAT USES OIL LAST LONGER. BUT THE VERY BEST WAS THE ENGINE BREAKS DOWN THE OIL RELEASING IT OUT THE TAIL PIPE. NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS LITTLE PUPPY WANTS TO GO BACK TO THE GENERAL MOTORS CORRAL THAT WHY I'M ARBITRATING IT. IF IT'S SO GREAT THEY CAN HAVE IT BACK, AND I'LL TELL THEM WHERE TO PARK IT FOR FREE.
#20 of 2018 Chevy S-10
Feb 15, 2001 (8:52 am)
I am the orignal owner on a chevy s-10 95 5 speed 2.2 liter. All I can say this truck is a big headache. I replaced the clutch at about 8,000
miles,then again at 30,000 then wiper controller. Started burning oil at about 50,000 miles. alot of oil. replaced top end of the motor at 120,000, now its knocking again. have put on a set of front brakes every year. Many other small things have gone wrong with this truck. I change the oil every three to five thousand miles. do all suggested maintance. I would never buy another. I dont ever want another samll chevy.
#21 of 2018 '93 S-10 Blazer Misses and Sputters
Feb 23, 2001 (4:20 pm)
I'm the second owner of a 93 Blazer that doesn't want to idle. It's spitting and sputtering unless I'm accelerating. I had it in the shop, they replaced the fuel pump to the tune of $260.00. No help. I've tuned it up and checked everything I can think of, any suggestions or similar problems????
#22 of 2018 door problems & clutch noise
Feb 24, 2001 (5:02 pm)
I have a 93 s10 2.8 6 cylinder. This baby has 178,000 miles and NO major problems.
The clutch was replaced and I too have a problem with the chirp that occurs unless pressure is being applied to the clutch. I was told it could be a result of the bearings being slightly offset or maybe the wrong size. Also the door occasionally does not grasp the latch and has become loose while I've been driving. I have never actually fallen out but its still kinda scary.
I'm also not too pleased with the paint job(RED) that was put on this truck it has greatly faded and seems to rub off when it is washed or waxed.
It has only this year started to rust so I can't complain much about that. Near the bottom of the doors and behind the cab.
I would like to know if anyone experienced rusting on the oil pan of these trucks, seems like bad metal.
I like chevy vehicles and will buy another.
#23 of 2018 FUNNY NOISES
Feb 24, 2001 (8:49 pm)
My 99 S10 with 10,800 miles has a weird noise when cold. During the first 5 minutes of driving it has a whine that goes up in volume and then stops but starts again almost immediately. Dealer has changed differential fluid and seal (says that is recommended at 3000 mi. intervals?). Noise still there. Guess I will mark Chevy off my to buy list.
Feb 25, 2001 (8:14 am)
Check out the EGR valve,maybe bad.
#25 of 2018 #12 by lhidalgo
Feb 28, 2001 (8:51 am)
I have a 2WD '93 S10 w/ a 4.3L engine and just had to replace the oil cooler lines & oil filter adapter to fix a major oil leak. This may be similar to the problem described by lhidalgo in post #12. But, with 154,000 miles that is one of the very few problems that I have had with this truck.
The most frustrating problem that I have experienced is my digital speedometer has become temperature sensitive and does not work in the winter months. Any suggestions on how to fix it?