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#1516 of 2018 s10 wont start
Jan 31, 2006 (4:59 pm)
I have a 2000 chevy s10 that cranks but wont start.It does this after rain or snow. It gets spark and fuel.A mechanic friend of mine toldme the crank sensor so changed it and it did nothing. After doing some research I thought it might be the ignition module. It tested bad so I replaced it and the truck started problem solved, well so I thought. As soon as it rained no start. Its been sitting in my garage dry for days now and still wont start. Any advice?
#1517 of 2018 Re: s10 wont start [kcd1]
Jan 31, 2006 (7:51 pm)
2000? The Plug Wires are going on 6 yrs old - did you change them?? Double check they are on the correct location?? I'd lean towards an electrical problem (Bad wire, connection, etc.) as when the humidity goes up - the bad connection/wire resiance goes up as well ..
Did it run Ok when you run it through a recent Car wash??
Run your fingers down most wires - especially any that have a lower loop/droop to them. See if you feel any bumps (Corrosion inside the insulation from water that gravity sent down the inside of the wire due to an open in the wire higher up ....) Don't forget the Tank/FuelPump AND all the fuse connections ....
I'll try to think up some more ...
Feb 01, 2006 (7:08 am)
Hi, 1993 S10 2.8 Ext Cab. Recently purchased. The driver and passenger seats fold forward without having to operate the levers. They sit upright when someone is sitting in them but do not lock securely into position. Is this a design flaw or has something been disengaged?
Any help would be appreciated.
#1519 of 2018 Re: door problems & clutch noise [qcpassed]
Feb 01, 2006 (7:39 am)
I owned a 98 4.3 liter 4wd manual trans. from the day I bought it the trans didnt want to shift it was a certified unit from the dealer with 32k miles on it. well the dealer after 10 visits couldnt find the problem until the warranty expired then they found the problem and would ifx it for $900 the clutch was hanging and not disnegaging all the way. I told them for 16k miles. the paint started lifting in small patches I took it to the dealer and was accused of taking it in the dirt and then patching the gravel chips with touchup paint. i filed a claim with the better business bureau the dealer called and wanted to make it right first thing the head service writer says is this truck has never been in the dirt we'll fix it.oh the truck finally caught fire and that was the end of my problems.I had purchased 4 trucks from this dealer in a 6 year period this is how they treat return customers. I will never purchase from that dealer again and the new vette is off i'll go viper instead. no wonder after reading all these problems gm is in trouble.my fmily was a gm family we all bought gm now they all buy toyotas and have none of the probles we had with chevy,olds,pontiac. I just bought a used s-10 2wd for hauling my dirt bike what was I thinking? I think ill list it today and get rid of it before it breaks. gm lost 8 vehicle buyers in my family because we got garbage products and treated like crap when we tried to have them fixed under warranty they try to wear you down until your warranty runs out you just get sick of taking the vehicle back over and over. if you want a real pos try a trailbalzer one of my techs has one it spends more time in the shop than on the road. I honestly cant afford to own american vehicles they are too unreliable.
#1520 of 2018 Re: Seats locking? [damomasts]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
This may or may not be the same - but my Grandpa had a 1990 Sierra where the seats would fold forward without levers - in fact there were not any levers to speak of if I remember. I do know that if you pulled hard or suddenly the seats would lock (similar to a seatbelt locking), but normally they wouldn't. It could be the way your seats are designed as well... not a design "flaw", but the way it is actually designed ??
#1521 of 2018 Why does my tuck bog down.
Feb 01, 2006 (3:52 pm)
I have a 1985 V6 chevy s10. Lately ive been having a problem with it. In the morning it will start fairly easily and idle well.But then i go about 3 or 4 miles and the truck starts to bog down. It wont go any faster than 5 or 6 miles per hour. I will park the truck at school for the day and when i leave to go home it will run just fine. At first I thought it was the choke so i bought a choke conversion kit. That seemed to help for a little bit but then the problem returned. I also have changed the spark plugs, wires, and pcv valve. Today i just put in a new fuel filter but i havent seen if it will work.THis problem only seems to happen in the morning. Can someone please tell me what is wrong.
#1522 of 2018 Re: S-10 fan belt problems [corky123]
Feb 01, 2006 (6:07 pm)
Take your vehicle to a shop. I have a tool made by Gates called the DriveAlign, and it uses a laser to show me wether or not every thing is aligned properly. It sounds to me like you have a pulley off. I would check your belt tensioner as well.
#1523 of 2018 Re: Door Problems [18fan]
Feb 01, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Most likely your pins and bushings are worn out. do you have to slam your door for it to latch properly? i saw in Super Chevy that they make pins and bushing kits with grease fittings to prevent this, so look online.
#1524 of 2018 Re: S10 BAD oil leak [lhidalgo]
Feb 01, 2006 (6:14 pm)
This is very common for S-10 pickups and blazers with the remote oil filters. These are known as oil cooler lines, and are available through GM or after market (Doorman). I would go aftermarket, as they are cheaper and last as long as the GM ones. This is not an easy job however, so mkae sure you know what you're doing.
#1525 of 2018 Re: Why does my tuck bog down. [deridder]
Feb 02, 2006 (6:15 am)
Here's a long shot - and this recently posted by another member , but may also be valid here ...
Possible Vacuum lock in the Gas tank ?? In the AM - after a few miles - the vacuum lock sets in - starves the gas ... in the PM - the heat of the day pressureizes the tank w/ expansion from heat and it does not happen (but probably would on a longer drive ...)
Try loosening the gas cap ...