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#1584 of 2018 S-10 Starting Problem
Mar 13, 2006 (6:29 am)
I have a 2000 Chevy S-10 and I'm having a constant problem starting my vehicle when its cold. When it cold outside the truck just will not start. As the temperature rises the truck starts right up. I have replaced the battery and have also had the truck in the service shop serveral times and each time the service shop says that it doesn't know the cause or either they claim that it's fixed and charge me some money.
#1585 of 2018 Re: vibration [canufixit]
Mar 13, 2006 (7:53 am)
The vibration is fairly constant at any speed. It is most noticable in town, low speed, higher gear.
Mar 13, 2006 (9:30 am)
I have a 1993 S-10 4x4 w/ a 4.3l V6 w/ only 88,000 miles. I purchased the vehicle last spring because I needed a truck for off roading and hauling, not as an everyday driver. It ran fine the first few months I had it. The first problem I noticed was it began idling rough. Then one day I took it on the freeway and I could barely get up to 70 mph.
While replacing the plugs, wires and distributor cap, I discovered a leak in the gas tank. I decided to pour in some gas and try running it a little just to see if the previous problems had been fixed. They hadn't. I couldn't even get it up to 55 mph.
I did some research while waiting for a new tank to arrived to find out what could be the problem with the rough idle and the acceleration. I replaced the gas tank, but now the thing won't even start. It makes me worry that I've got bigger problems. Will replacing or cleaning the fuel filter, injectors, catalytic converter, vacuum lines, etc really fix the problems. I don't want to spend more time and money on this truck if it's a lost cause.
#1587 of 2018 Re: s-10 problems [thes10cometh]
Mar 13, 2006 (2:02 pm)
In my case I always have more time than money. Therefore when I'm trouble shooting I try the inexpensive things first. Have you checked the code read out yet? How's the MAP sensor? You mention off road, did the tank have water in it. Replacing fuel filter sounds like a good idea regardless. My S-10 had a leaking vacuum line to the PVC which reeked havoc on idle and shifting. You didn't indicate what the vitals were, like oil pressure, compression check, condition of transfer & transmission. All things being equal, I would recommend at this point don't give up the ship.
#1588 of 2018 Re: oil on the floor [phoneman2]
Mar 13, 2006 (8:24 pm)
Unfortunately, the 4WD S10/Sonoma or Blazer/Jimmy have more than their fair share of mechanical problems. These trucks are best in 2WD form. I have a 2WD S10 and it has been fairly reliable. One problem common to both the 2WD and 4WD models is a leak at the intake manifiold gasket. You may be experiencing a leak there and somehow it winds up out of the ac controls. Wheel bearings are also a problem on the 4WD models because they come in a self-contained unit that can not be lubricated. On 2WD models, at each brake service the wheel bearings can be repacked with grease. Finally, check out your oil cooler lines for leaks. If I were in your shoes and only did occasional off-roading, I would trade in this truck for a Tacoma or a Jeep Wrangler. Good luck.
#1589 of 2018 Re: Engine stalling while driving... [goral]
Mar 14, 2006 (3:27 pm)
I have a 1990 s-10 4.3 with same problem. I have been trying to solve it for two months. I've change the fuel pump, ecm, fuel filter, water sensor and rebuilt the fuel pressure valve. Still have the same problem. It will run fine then suddenly shut down. If you have found the solution, I would appreciate a reply
#1590 of 2018 4 wheel drive problems
Mar 14, 2006 (9:37 pm)
OK so i have a 97 s10 v6... ok so i went to use the four wheel drive the other day and it would shift into it... on the floor where it say 2wheel drive 4 high and 4 low.. it shows that it goes in but where the backend of the truck is it wont light up... and i can pull the controler thing out from where you shift it.. help plz
Mar 15, 2006 (4:03 am)
Hello. We just replaced the fuel pump in out 1997 Chevy S-10. It still is stalling once you start driving it. It also was put on the computer and they said there was nothing wrong with the electrical side it was the fuel pump so we paid like 600.00 to replace the fuel pump and we are still in the same situation. Anyone know whats going on. What should we do next?
Mar 15, 2006 (6:14 am)
Know you've had the cooler lines and the intake gasket problem. Just recently had the intake gasket replaced, along with valve cover gaskets. Problem is I'm hearing a sloshing sound from the cooling system from inside the vehicle. Basically first start up my rig, can hear what I believe is coolant flowing through the heater core and through the system. It's almost as if it's filling up the heater-core. Also, when I come to a stop (like a light or stop sign) can hear the coolant sloshing; then starting from the stop, can hear it slosh again. Once the temp hits normal, may only hear it once like when doing a sharp turn.
I'm thinking there's air trapped in the system. My rig's not overheating, the coolant is new; replaced the hoses and thermostat less than 6 months ago; no leakage since gaskets replaced.
Was wondering if you had this problem and if so how did you solve it. Right now I'm dazed and confused
#1593 of 2018 Re: jpf [jae5]
Mar 15, 2006 (7:41 am)
I believe you are correct in your assessment of air being trapped in the system. You need to purge the system of air. I haven't had this problem with my truck. Consider pressure testing the system and also replace the radiator cap. See attached link it may be helpful.