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#64 of 2018 Chevy S-10 1995 Transmission Problems
May 04, 2001 (7:16 pm)
I have an S-10 LS and in the past 2 years I have had nothing but transmission problems. It doesn't know what gear it's in (automatic)and bangs back and forth when going uphill. Now it only goes from 1st to 4th in the Overdrive position, if I put it in D, 2, or 1 it stays in Overdrive. They are going to check it Wednesday to see if it is a solenoid or the inside gears have bound together. I'm claiming and praying to Jesus that it is the solenoid=$250, not $1700.
#65 of 2018 Fan clutch replacement
May 11, 2001 (4:35 am)
After 136,000 miles, my fan clutch has locked
up and now the fan spins all the time while
the engine roars deafeningly through gears 1-3.
I could simply replace the clutch, but I'm also
considering an electric fan as a replacement.
Does anyone out there know of a simple, bolt
on application I can find, or one that would
only require minimum mechanical skills to
This is for a 1997LS, 2.2L 5 speed, w A/C...
Thanks for any suggestions...
#66 of 2018 fan clutch
May 11, 2001 (7:49 am)
I would just put another clutch on,136K isn't bad service.If you are really good at wiring and rigging things JC Whitney has fans,relays and sensors to set up a change over.I would just put a new clutch on my 99 Sonoma if it went bad,and i have the experience to wire one up.When the clutch is not engaged the is vertually no power loss.
#67 of 2018 fan clutch
May 11, 2001 (10:26 am)
I agree with joe3891. Ultimately a new clutch isn't really an expensive repair. I know a guy that tried a bolt on electric fan in his s-10 Blazer, and it never could do the job. He just ended up getting a new clutch after a few months of almost overheating. Who knows though - maybe he just got a crappy fan...
#68 of 2018 Trans. problem
May 12, 2001 (4:29 am)
I have a '98 S-10 4X4 with the extended cab, enhanced Vortec and the Zl-1 package. I have had regular dealer maintenance. I noticed yesterday that shifting during overdrive required higher rpms. Today I'm stuck in the garage with no reverse. I have plenty of trans. fluid, no leaks, no apparent fluid mix in the radiator, and no trouble service lights came on for it. I don't tow or even off-road with it. Any Ideas before I have it towed to my Chevy dealer?
#69 of 2018 Re: Fan Clutch
May 14, 2001 (9:30 am)
Well, I've heard arguments both ways for either
just replacing the clutch or going electric...
I've seen clutch prices anywhere from $30
to $90 bucks. The most recommended electric
model was a Flexalite Black Magic Model 60,
with a price of $190 from summitracing.com...
The advantage (so I've been told) of the
electric is that you can set the temperature
to whatever you like (not that I necessarily
would), and also anywhere from a 5-12 hp gain
in performance. Install and wiring looks
Money's tight right now (what else is new?),
so before I end up ruining my water pump, I'll
probably throw another fan clutch at it.
Thanks for your input.
#70 of 2018 5 to 10 HP gain ?
May 15, 2001 (8:34 am)
I would like to read the explanation of that,i have 18K on my Sonoma and through two summers heard the fan come on twice.The electric fan when it comes on will cause the generator(formally called alternator} to load up and lose HP,there is no free ride in this world.So you will just switch one HP draw for another,i think you are just bored and need a project.
#71 of 2018 Disabling daytime running lights
May 16, 2001 (8:57 am)
Has anyone found a was to permanently disable the DRLs?? Dealer told me the dome light override would do it, but that resets itself when you turn the engine off.
May 16, 2001 (9:39 am)
You probably don't use your seat belt either.
#73 of 2018 Chevy S-10 ZR2 Heater Problem!
May 17, 2001 (2:43 pm)
I have a 2000 Chevy s-10 ZR2. I've noticed recently that while driving with the air selector turned to "Off" and all the way to "Cold" heat pours into the cabin onto my feet. It has to be the most miserable problem to drive any distance with that I can think of. I brought my truck in and Chevy claims that the truck is designed to allow airflow into the cabin even when the selector is off. This is understandable but fiery hot air?
Just wondering if anyone has had similar problems and can offer some solution (or if you'd like to complain like me, that'd be fine too).