Last post on Oct 17, 2006 at 8:12 PM
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Chevrolet S-10, GMC Sonoma, GMC S-15, Truck
#1909 of 2018 Re: S-10 wont go into 4wd [flipper3]
Aug 26, 2006 (5:47 am)
I'll dump some some info here - and hope it helps ...
1.) Kick panel is inside the cab - passengers side. If you are sitting it's next to your right foot .. (it usually gets "kicked" getting in and out - hence the name).
2.) Per my Operators manual - ;
"On Automatic equipped vehicles, if your transfer case does not shift into 4 Hi, Your transmission indicator switch may need adjustment. With your transmission in neutral press and release the 4 hi button. While the 4 hi indicator light is flashing, shift your transmission into park. Wait until the 4 hi indicator light remains illuminated before shifting into gear. This will get you into 4 hi. but you should take your vehicle in for service to restore normal operation .... "
2.) My full Shop manual has an extensive procedure (step by step - go/ no go) process for troubleshooting this.. It's too long to type - or I'd post ..
3.) For the Tail gate cable just mentioned by skyethor ..
On this Site (and this Doc is bear to find ...)
(See my post # 1823)
it says this
"NHTSA Action Number: NHTSA Recall Campaign Number:
Make: CHEVROLET Model: SONOMA
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Year : 2002
Date Investigation Opened : April 14, 2005
Date Investigation Closed : May 19, 2006
GENERAL MOTORS IS CONDUCTING A "SPECIAL POLICY" PROGRAM FOR 903,464 OWNERS OF 2000 - 2003 MODEL S/T VEHICLES THROUGH WHICH OWNERS MAY, AT THEIR OPTION, EITHER (1) PERIODICALLY INSPECT THE TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES INSTALLED IN THEIR VEHICLE AND HAVE THE CABLES REPLACED IF THE CABLE COATING EXHIBITS ANY INDICATIONS OF DAMAGE OR DETERIORATION OR (2) REQUEST THAT THE TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. GM WILL HONOR ALL REQUESTS BY OWNERS WHO OPT FOR REPLACEMENT WITHOUT QUESTION REGARDLESS OF THE CONDITION OR APPEARANCE OF THE CABLES. GM HAS AGREED TO MAIL REMINDER NOTIFICATIONS TO OWNERS EVERY TWO YEARS UNTIL THE TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES HAVE BEEN REPLACED OR UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS 12 YEARS OLD. ODI'S INVESTIGATION INDICATES THAT A SIGNIFICANT MAJORITY OF THE REPORTED COMPLAINTS (87%) AND INJURIES (94%) HAVE OCCURRED IN MY 2000 - 2003 S/T VEHICLES.
#1910 of 2018 Re: S-10 wont go into 4wd [canufixit]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
interesting... i haven't recieved anything about my cables. Not that I have had a problem with them and the truck is now 5 years old. But I did buy my truck used, although from a Chevy dealership. But then I have also moved as well. Oh well it's not a big deal. If the cables break, what can they cost? A whole whopping few dollars. I am sure it will break my budget to have to replace them
#1911 of 2018 Re: S-10 wont go into 4wd [thebigal]
Aug 26, 2006 (10:58 am)
They cost about $70.00 each. Just replaced a set!!!!
#1912 of 2018 Re: S-10 wont go into 4wd [canufixit]
Aug 26, 2006 (12:24 pm)
so is the TCCM under the truck or do i have to remove the passegerside kick panel to get to it
#1913 of 2018 DT CCode PO117 Engine Coolant Temp
Aug 26, 2006 (1:06 pm)
I have been getting this code every couple of days. PO117 Engine Coolant Temp
Circuit Low Input
The other day I took the vehicle to the garage,they told me they changed out the Temperature Coolant Sensor.
Today the Service Engine Light came on again. Had the Code checked. Same code came up again. When to Auto parts store checked it. They cleared the code . It came back on again within a half hour.
I have a 1998 Blazer , 4.3 engine .
Don't know where to look next . ?????
#1914 of 2018 Re: shaking while driving [curious_gears]
Aug 26, 2006 (1:33 pm)
actualy i have decided to completely bag fixing this problem or any others that may come up. instead, i am going to buy another, newer, used truck for hauling and enter the s-10 in the tough trucks in the clark county fair. i really hope that destroys it because i do not want to drive it home in worse condition that it already is lol.or, if it isnt decomishoned, ill just leave it there so the big monster trucks can run it over lol.
i think that wil solve the problem
#1915 of 2018 94 Sonoma wont go in reverse..
Aug 26, 2006 (7:08 pm)
Hello, we have a 94 auto Sonoma and we cant get it to move in reverse, it we put it in drive it will go if u put in N it acts like if it was in Drive. my son has auto class at school and they changed the transmission fluid and filter, he made it home just fine shut it off went to leave and to back out and wont move... any ideas what we need to look for or check? anyone else have this kinda of problem?? if so please share what we need to do...
#1916 of 2018 Re: 94 Sonoma wont go in reverse.. [leighh]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
maybe when changing the filter they knocked the shift linkage loose?? Or since they also changed the fluid, they didn't get enough back in??
#1917 of 2018 hummmm not sure.....
Aug 26, 2006 (9:44 pm)
hubby said he thinks the linkage is bolted down not sure he said they added 4 and half quarts. this dont mean the transmission is going out does it? he is a teen we are trying to get by with this truck til he gets himself a good job:0) the truck is in really good shape for 94 just hope this dont sound like the trans going out? what are the signs of transmission going out??
thanks for posting and sharing tips with me we are lookin for anything we can do to fix it
Aug 27, 2006 (3:56 am)
i JUST BOUGHT A 2002 S-10 ZR2 4X4 EXT CAB WITH THE 4.3 VORTEC AND ONLY 51,000 MILES ON IT. mY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THE ENGINE FEELS SLUGISH ON BOTH TAKE OFF AND AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. With the a/c on is really bad, i bought an after market air filtering system that didnt seam to help. It still has a 3000 3 month warranty but you know how dealerships are on problems ... they never find anything wrong. Any sugestions? really would like to get more out of this and alittle better gas milage too.