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#175 of 2018 Fuel gauge the same problem
Mar 07, 2002 (8:48 pm)
I really have enjoyed this 2001 crew cab s10 dispite the "beating" that it gets from the Edmund reviewers....comparing a v8, and vehicles that cost $3000 more...I guess the S10 does seem kinda pale by comparison...however...
Chevy should fix the stupid gas gauge. After 1/2 tank it often drops to below empty!! Usually with 4 gallons remaining.
I'm glad that I discovered this before my road trips so I avoided unnecessary pit stops.
I get 20-21 mpg on road trips including town miles as well. About 16mpg strickly in town.
Nice truck but Chevy has been aware of this gas gauge problem for a long time and can't seem to fix it...no excuse in my opinion.
#176 of 2018 fuel guage
Mar 08, 2002 (9:14 am)
I've heard its because the fuel cools the pump, but still they should give you an accurate reading. If it bothers you that much ask the dealer if theres a fix for it.
Mar 08, 2002 (10:23 am)
the problems some of you guys are having with your Chevys. Unbelievable.
I'd like to pass along this story to show you Chevy/GM once had a heart regarding reimbursement for out-of-warranty repairs.
I bought a 1982 GMC S-15 Sierra (same as S-10 but different badges, yes?) new in '82. 5 speed, V-6. Drove it only 6K a year and just sold it last month with 116K on it. Aside from five (5) Clutches (no, don't ride the clutch) and four (4) sets of brakes it was a pretty good vehicle.
At 53K and nine (9) years old, warranty expired, of course, I was driving on the freeway with my then 10 year old daughter. Heard a high-pitched Twinnngggg and pulled over. All well. Looked fine. Back on the freeway and up to 65MPH. Whamm! Transmission locked solid!
No control, rear wheels locked and sliding toward a cliff but instead, luckily, hit a berm of dirt and stopped.
Front and rear wheels bent by the berm.
Transmission toast. Driveshaft/u-joints/carrier twisted and more to the tune of $2,000.
A tooth had broken off one of the gears in the tranny and lodged between a meshing pair, Locking it solid.
With very little hope that GM would do anything, I took a shot anyway. Through a month or two of letters and phone calls they agreed to split the cost with me! Got a check for $1,000!
From reading this thread, it looks like those days are gone. But, you know, what goes around comes around. When will ALL the automakers realize an inferior product coupled with poor customer service and total indifference to customer satisfaction will sink their ship. I think some of them are sinking as we speak......
#178 of 2018 The way things are today???
Mar 14, 2002 (8:39 am)
We bought a new Blazer a couple months ago. Salesman pitched and we jumped on a three year warranty extension. Took it to get the intial service last week, a 28 dollar oil change. On the way home my wife remarked that this was the first time she ever saw me pay someone else to change my oil. Well, it dawned on me that I have absolutely no confidence in GM quality and only had the dealer service to insure the warranty coverage on the engine. Pretty sorry state of affairs at GM seems to me. We both concurred that we would probably have been better off buying a used vehicle, tried and true, or buying a different brand this time around. Thirty years of owning GM vehicles is hard to shake I guess.
#179 of 2018 Oil change
Mar 14, 2002 (9:27 am)
Change it yourself and save the receipts,cheaper that way.
#180 of 2018 I FIRED CHEVROLET
Mar 15, 2002 (10:52 am)
MAY 2001 WE BOUGHT A S-10 CREW CAB. BECAUSE MY WIFE WORKS AT GM WE HAVE BOUGHT CHEVYS BECAUSE OF PRICE BUT I WAS NEVER WILD ABOUT THEIR SERVICE. THIS TIME THE CHEVY DEALER WON. AFTER ONLY 6 MONTHS SOME PAINT FLAKED OFF THE FRONT OF THE BOX, BETWEEN THE CAB AND BOX LEAVING A SPOT OF SOLID RUST. MUST HAVE BEEN POOR PREP WORK AT THE FACTORY, ALSO THE CHROME ON THE FRONT BUMPER WAS COMING OFF. THEY REPLACED THE BUMPER BUT THEY PRYED THE RUBBER MOLDING OFF THE OLD BUMPER WITH A SCREWDRIVER, RUINED IT AND PUT IT ON THE NEW ONE. TO FIX THE RUST THEY JUST BRUSH PAINTED OVER THE RUST WITHOUT EVEN SANDING IT AND SLOPPED PAINT ALL DOWN THE SIDE OF THE TRUCK. WHEN I TOOK IT BACK AND COMPLAINED I WAS HOOKED UP WITH THE MANAGER THAT WAS OVER BOTH THE SERVICE AND BODY SHOP MANAGERS AND HE TOLD ME HE WOULD MAKE SURE IT WOULD GET DONE RIGHT. THEY KEPT THE TRUCK A WEEK AND GAVE ME BACK THE BIGGEST MESS I EVER SAW. THERE WAS RED OVER SPRAY OVER THE ENTIRE TRUCK (TRUCK IS WHITE), THEY TOOK THE BOX OFF AND MOVED IT BACK ABOUT 10" TO FIX THE SPOT, BEAT UP THE BACK OF THE CAB, KNOCKED MORE PAINT OFF THE BOTTOM THAN THEY WERE FIXING, OVER SPRAYED THE BACK DOOR WITH WHITE, DIDN'T CLEAN THE BOX SIDE AND CLEARED OVER DIRT THE FULL LENGTH, GOT PAINT ON THE REAR BUMPER CAP, BED LINER, TOPPER AND INTERIOR, TRIED TO WHEEL THE HOOD AND RUINED IT AND ONE COWL, BOLTED THE BOX BACK ON WITH ONLY 3 BOLTS, TRIED TO ADJUST A DOOR THAT WAS HITTING THE ROOF AND MADE IT GRIND ON THE STRIKER (THERE'S MORE , I'M TRYING TO KEEP THIS SHORT). WHEN I COMPLAINED AGAIN THEY WANTED TO WORK ON IT MORE, I DECLINED AND SPENT 30 HOURS CLEANING IT UP MYSELF, THAN I TOOK IT TO A PONTIAC DEALER WITH A GOOD BODY SHOP TO GET THE PAINT WORK FIXED. THIS WAS A LIKE NEW TRUCK WITH 6,000 MILES BEFORE THEY STARTED. I WROTE LETTERS TO CHEVROLET, SENT SEVERAL E-MAILS (ARRESSES PROVIDED BY A FRIEND THAT WORKS AT CHEVY), CALLED THE CHEVY HELP LINE AND I HAVE NOT HEARD BACK FROM ANY OF THEM. I DECIEDED TO TRADE IT FOR A FULL SIZE CREW CAB AND WENT BACK TO THE DEALER TO GIVE THEM A SHOT AT KEEPING MY BUSINESS, THEY AGREED TO GIVE ME THE 5% OF STICKER CHEVY PAYS THEM PLUS OUR GM DISCOUNT AND 1580.00 OVER BLUBOOK FOR MY TRADE. I HAD BEEN SHOPPING AND THIS WOULD BE THE BEST DEAL BY FAR, BUT IT HAD A CATCH, I HAD TO BUY FROM THEIR STOCK OR ONE THEY COULD GET FROM ANOTHER DEALER. THEY KEPT ME ON A STRING FOR TWO DAYS WHILE SHOWING ME TRUCKS ON PAPER ONLY TO TELL ME THEY COULDN'T GET IT. SO IN THE END IT WAS A GREAT DEAL ON A TRUCK THEY DIDN'T HAVE, COULDN'T GET AND WOULDN'T ORDER. CHEVY WON, I PICKED UP MY NEW DODGE A WEEK AGO, I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GM PRODUCT AGAIN, DISCOUNT PRICE=DISCOUNT SERVICE.
#181 of 2018 2002 S-10 Fuel gauge continued
Mar 21, 2002 (9:19 am)
Last fill up the tank was below E and filled up total 13.8 gallons. Filled totally full and topped off. Get into truck next day and the gauge reads just over 3/4 tank. In a 17.5 gallon tank I would not expect to have a 4 gallon reserve when the tank is empty. Also, I can not seem to break 18 mpg even if I drive a constant 60 mph. My friend with supercharged Tacoma 4x4 double cab is getting 20 mpg average on hiway and up to 23 mpg. And the fuel gauge is accurate. I'm jealous. Other than fuel gauge and mileage I am happy with the S10.
Mar 21, 2002 (5:38 pm)
sounds like your problems are bodyshop/dealership related. I know i know it should have never had the problems in the 1st place but still 1 dealership is doing the repair work.
Also try turning the caps lock button off
much easier on the eyes
#183 of 2018 how to reset copmuter in 93 s-10 blazer
Mar 22, 2002 (9:49 am)
Does anyone know how to reset the computer in a 93 s-10 blazer. There was some work done to it that made it run a little rough and i was told to try to reset the computer but dont know how to.
Thanks in advance
#184 of 2018 Reset computer
Mar 22, 2002 (3:42 pm)
All you have to do to "reset" the computer is to remove the positive battery cable so the system looses power. Hook it back up in a few minutes and it should be reset.