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#648 of 2018 Faint glow in dash?
Apr 14, 2005 (5:34 pm)
Sonoma electrical problems:
I just bought a 2002 GMC Sonoma with 50k miles for use in the Virgin Islands.
The battery keeps losing charge in 14-18 hours. New Battery did not help. Alternator is good.
No lights are on, but occasionally on very dark night, the lights in bottom of gauges (the park/neutral/drive light) appears to be on very dimly. It looks like a phosphorescence glow, not a real light.
Removal of fuse 4 in the cab (the gauge fuse) causes park/drive light and some of the gauges to go out when truck is turned on. However, the faint glow is still visible even when key is removed.
Removal of fuse 19 (the radio fuse) causes faint light on park/drive to go out, also the speedometer/odometer, gas, temp gauges also go out
Sometimes removal of fuse 19 causes all the gauges to quit working, sometimes not. When 19 is replaced, there is a surge and all gauges peg momentarily. Both fuse 19 and fuse 4 have to be removed to shut off the gauges.
Any ideas how this is possible?
#649 of 2018 91 s-10 pickup clutch problems
Apr 16, 2005 (6:42 am)
I have a rattleing noise when I dowshift or accelerate the engine, I think it is the clutch bearings or something of the sort, Is it very hard to rebuild a clutch or should I take it to the garage? I do all of the engine work on my cars , but dont mess with transmission and never rebuilt a clutch.
Apr 16, 2005 (9:53 am)
Im kinda having the same problem with my truck.I was hoping that you could let me know how to reset the computer.My security light stays on all the time and I think that the security system is telling my computer to stop my injectors from working.The truck will start and run for maybe a second and then dies.I have to turn the key back,wait a few seconds and start the truck again inorder for it to start again.SOMBODY PLEASE POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
#651 of 2018 95 S-10 having troubles getting it started
Apr 17, 2005 (4:04 pm)
I turn the key until the dash lights "should" light up, but they don't.If i keep turning the key the truck will turn over but won't start until the dash lights are on.I sometimes have to wait about 5-10 minutes with the key tuned until the dash lights finally come on.I don't know much about trucks, but i'm hoping someone can help.
#652 of 2018 Re: fuel gauge stuck [97s10ss]
Apr 18, 2005 (4:44 am)
you may have a faulty sending unit. I have read online of a few trucks with this issue. Mine has a faulty sending unit, and has for years. Just for note, if you have the 4.3 X, 262, SCPI, with a 15.8 gallon tank, you can get just over 300 miles to the tank. Keep that in mind. GOOD LUCK!!!
#653 of 2018 Re: 1997 2wd S-10 Split Driveshaft [canufixit]
Apr 18, 2005 (11:41 am)
Just when I take off from a dead stop. Seems to be coming from center of driveshaft suspect carrier bearing starting to go or maybe something in the CV-joint.
Apr 18, 2005 (3:04 pm)
I run smaller tires on the front than on the rear of my 1997 S15 Std cab Sonoma. (I insist on a nice nose down attitude) Also lowered 4/6 with springs, spindles. Naturally the ABS light comes on. Aside from changing tires, can this be condition corrected/reprogrammed?
#656 of 2018 Horrible idle, intermittent. Runs fine above 1500 RPMS
Apr 19, 2005 (7:44 pm)
My '99 S-10 runs normal above 1500 RPMs, but hesitates and frequently stalls at idle. I have replaced the "before cat" O2 sensor and the fuel filter. This fixed it for about 24 hours. My idle problem comes and goes daily! I checked the Fuel pressure regulator with the "suck and tongue" method, and it held fine. All vacuum lines seem to check out and the fuel pump whines as normal. PLEASE HELP!
#657 of 2018 2002 s10 power window problem
Apr 19, 2005 (8:05 pm)
Both my power windows just quit working. Using a meter, there doesn't appear to be any power going to the motors, but the switches appear to be ok. The fuses in the inside fuse box all check out ok. The manual doesn't show any fuse in the fuse box under the hood that applies to the power windows. The manual shows something called "lift glass" but doesn't give any details and that position on my fuse box is empty. Does anybody know if there is a hidden circuit breaker or relay somewhere that controls the window motors? Thanks