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#8 of 2018 Note to dstorm
Jan 29, 2001 (8:04 pm)
I just had the 4.3 engine replaced in my 1996 s-10 4x4 and there was a change in the crankshaft. The new engine I have is basically a year 2000 model with roller rockers and all the new mods. The new engine even required a different flex plate in order to bolt up the tranny. This was a dealer install and it was extremely expensive ($4500). Try Jasper engine rebuilders for a better price on a rebuild. As for recourse, try talking to the Chevrolet zone representative they might pay a part of the repair. Sometimes they cave on those kinds of things. BTW my engine only had 116,000 miles when it decided to quit.
#9 of 2018 S-10 2000, milage
Jan 30, 2001 (3:58 pm)
I purchased a 2000 4 cyl, 4 speed automatic.I have not done better than 15 mi per gal.I was aware of trading power for milage but now I find I have neither. Dealer says nothing wrong- anyadivce for a rookie?
#10 of 2018 Ouch 15 mpg from your 4 cyl
Jan 31, 2001 (8:08 am)
Something has to be wrong. I get at least 20 from my V6 ('99). Do you do alot of city driving or idling? I looked at a 4 cyl S10 when I bought mine and I think it was rated 23/29. Maybe you need to break it in? Maybe other 4 cyl owners can tell you their experiences.
#11 of 2018 Re: 15mpg from your 4 cyl
Jan 31, 2001 (8:33 am)
I have a '97 2.2 4cyl, but with the 5 speed
stick...I do almost all of my driving on the
highway, so naturally my fuel mileage is toward
the high side of the EPA estimate...usually
between 27 and 29 mpg...it consistently got
30 mpg when I first got it, but after 127,000
miles I guess I can't complain...it sure was
nice though when I could pull 540 miles out
of a tank of gas...
With today's spiraling gas prices, I feel for
you...I couldn't afford to go to work if I
was getting the fuel mileage you are...(I have
a 60 mile commute each way, everyday !!!!)
Jan 31, 2001 (11:43 am)
Another ouch 120 miles round trip. I have a friend who goes 80 miles round trip. Bring your CD's!
#13 of 2018 Door Problems
Feb 05, 2001 (7:04 am)
I have a 98 S10 4CYL 2WD reg. cab & am having problems with the drivers door not always latching completely when closed. Sometimes it really acts up & other times it is OK. Every once in a while, the door will jump from completely latched to the "outer latch" while driving (fortunately has not happened at high speeds). I spoke with a friend who owns a 99 S10 with similar door problems. Any ideas what causes this or how to fix it? Any help would be appreciated. After reading some reviews of other trucks, I am really disappointed with Chevy's (lack of) build quality.
#14 of 2018 S10 BAD oil leak
Feb 05, 2001 (2:50 pm)
I have a 92 S10 Blazer (Tahoe) 4.3 liter engine that developed a bad oil leak. It's leaking from the "area" where the oil filter usually screws into the block next to the oil pan. I say usually because my oil filter is up near the radiator and is connected by two hoses to an "adapter" that is down below next to the oil pan.
Does anyone know what this adapter is or how I can find out more info on this, such as how to replace or repair?
#15 of 2018 Reliability of 1994 Chev S10 4cyl?
Feb 13, 2001 (6:14 am)
I was considering purchasing a 1994 Chev S10 with a 2.2L 4cyl engine and an automatic transmission. Since 1994 was the very first model year for the new style S10 I was wondering if this vechicle is a reliability risk. I would appreciate any opinions.
#16 of 2018 Reliability of 1994 4 cylinder S-10
Feb 13, 2001 (2:07 pm)
As the previous owner of a rolling junkyard 1995 GMC Sonoma with the 2.2L motor and five speed transmission, my advice to you is to stay as far away as you possibly can from that S-10. Why may you ask? 1- even with the five speed transmission, my Sonoma was an absolute dog. Keeping up with traffic meant constantly mashing the gas pedal into the floormat, and I am quite sure that an automatic transmission would completely kill what little power the 2.2L motor has.2- the 2.2L motor has a real bad habit of wanting to blow head gaskets-it happened to me and was big bucks to fix. 3- these trucks suffer from multiple and sometimes really weird and dangerous electrical problems.The worst one I experienced was the time all of the truck's brake and tail lights went out, nearly resulting in me being rear ended at a traffic light by a Jimmy going 35 MPH. 4- squeaks and rattles like you wouldn't beleive!!!5- The paint job on these trucks is absolute sh*t-if the paint hasn't started to flake of the bottom edges of the box and cab,don't worry,it will.6-The valve clatter at idle and the racket this motor makes when accelerating will drive you completely nuts!
#17 of 2018 2 Problems
Feb 14, 2001 (10:57 am)
I have a '95 S-10 4cyl. 2wd manual. I had a new cluch put in and know it chirps but when u jest thuch the cluch it stups chirping. No one will help me. The second problem is that it berns oil and i only have 62k miles. I bearns about 1q/1K Miles.