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#37 of 83 carburetor help....s-10 won't start
Jun 18, 2005 (7:41 pm)
i have a problem....maybe someone can help! my 1996 chevy s-10 has been sitting for awhile (i was travelling and not using it). when i returned home i started it and let it idle but accidently let it run out of what little gas it had. then it sat again for a few weeks before i put in more gas (about 3 gallons). now the truck will not start....the battery is fine, it cranks but no gas seems to be getting to the carburetor. i thought the gas line was probably dry and figured i could put some gas directly in the carburetor like i had done in the past with a '76 silverado--but i can't even find the carburetor under the hood!!!!
does anyone have any suggestions about what i can do to get the truck running again? any help is very much appreciated. thanks so much for your time.
#38 of 83 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Jun 28, 2005 (6:55 am)
Hello, I have recently picked up a challenge. A 1988 S-10 that had been sitting for a year. I was originally going to put in a 350 but with the gas prices I decided to rebuild the little 4 cylender. Truck seems to be in good shape with just minor problems (I need a code checker) and so far am having fun with it. After a year of sitting in the Pacific Northwest there are the obvious problems, I have put my first tank of gas thru it and need to change the fuel filter, re-do the brakes and a paint job. I am having a real problem finding a console as my truck is a five speed. I looked at all the pictures of S-10s for sale on E-Bay but I didnt see any consoles. Anyone have any ideas?
#39 of 83 Re: carburetor help....s-10 won't start [mattiv]
Jul 15, 2005 (5:33 am)
Matt, you have electronic fuel injection. Dont pour gas into it. Try a spray start like they use on diesels. WD-40 will work also. Then before you you fill your tank pour a bottle of HEET or one of the gas dryers into the tank to clean up any mositure in the tank and fuel lines. If it doesnt start disconect the fuel line at the fuel filter, (on the firewall at the back of the engine) have someone try to start it, if you are not getting gas thru the line your fuel pump is bad. It is located in the gas tank. Get a Chilton manual, changing the pump is easy. Isnt this fun?
#40 of 83 Re: NHTSA compaints [yellowdr]
Jul 21, 2005 (3:28 pm)
where can i read the complaint
Jul 28, 2005 (1:59 am)
i own a 89 chevy cameo im looking for any parts anyone has.....i need a new tranny,body kit, front left quarter panel,and tailgate. im lookin for good prices on all things.....if anyone has any info on where to find any of this email me at i_am_me_kristi_lee at yahoo dot com. o yeah i also want new decals....i called chevy and the no longer sell anything for cameos.. thanx. Kristi lee
#42 of 83 FIRST EVER CHEVY TRUCK 1990 CHEVY S-10
Aug 02, 2005 (12:42 pm)
HELLO ALL,I WENT TO A AUTO AUCTION LOOKING FOR A FIRST CAR/TRUCK FOR MY 17 YEAR OLD AND WAM BAM,FEEL INTO A GREAT DEAL,I THINK,UP FRONT TILL NOW I HAVE NEVER OWNED A CHEVY ANYTHING,PERIOD. FORD TRUCKS AND MY JEEP SCRAMBLER,THANK IS IT. OK I BOUGHT A PAIR OF 90 REGULAR CAB 2 WHEEL DRIVE PICK-UPS FOR 125.00,EACH. FOUND THAT THEY BOTH STARTED,RAN,BUT HAVE 167000 MILES/213000 MILES ON THEM BUT AGAIN THEY RAN,NO SMOKE,NO A/C,NEW TIRES,BREAKS WORK WELL,BUT ONE DOES HAVE A SQUEAK IN THE CLUTCH,WHEN AT IDLE OR THE CLUTCH PETAL IS NOT PUSHED IN,BUT IF YOU EVER SO SLIGHTLY TOUCH THE PEDAL THE NOISE GOES AWAY,ANYWAY TO ADJUST THE CLUTCH LIKE I DO ON MY JEEP?ANY HELP WOULD BE NICE,THESE TRUCKS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE TOO. LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU ALL.CHETT
#43 of 83 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Aug 06, 2005 (8:19 am)
Hi, my name is Phil. I have a 2001 3rd door with a vortek 4.3 v6. I bought it a year ago
some one put a flow master muffler on. It sounds sweet.the other day while driving
with the air on (CALIF- HOT), Whoa let me back the truck up to make some sense.
I never filled my gas tank up. now I am driving further to work so i fill it.while running on free way w/air onI feel the motor kinda miss a beat.is this normal
at 95 to 100mph it shuts down governor?I am trying to explain this and ask questions at the same time. Ok last week driving w/air on truck don't want to shift out of 1st from stop. if i let off gas it shifts. bottom line is I think since I just started filling up the tank
i think the sediment in there got to the filter.(in the mean time service engine light comes on) I buy and install filter They say have it donedue to 60psi..
I did it my self . now it don't
t start like it should i have to put gas in carb or i'll run battery down.any body have this problem? sorry it took so long to explain
Aug 31, 2005 (11:17 am)
Hi chevy people!
As far as the L/S being luxury, thats wrong I have a 2000 S10 extended cab
L/S, its not luxury. You have to add some of those features you spoke of, like
leather, power locks, windows etc-. the option is there but your gonna pay out the
nose for it. Mine only came with AC. No other luxuries, but I am very happy with
my truck, has 51K and only thing i've had to do is replace throttle position sensor
which, in case you did not know is a common problem according to postings I see
on the problems and solutions site. Anyway mine is 2.2L, I have added cold air
induction, flowmaster exhaust, and got rid of the original rubberband (skinny)tires
and put on some low profile fatties, handles alot better! sounds great!
Anyway, love the site keep up the good work! and CHEVY'S ROCK!!!!
#45 of 83 Re: carburetor help....s-10 won't start [mattiv]
Aug 31, 2005 (11:22 am)
If posting 39 does'nt work, when you ran tank dry and added gas to it, you may
have stirred up some settiment in bottom of the tank. check you pickup valve in
the tank, which is not too hard. good luck!
#46 of 83 Re: Hello & Welcome! [twotools]
Aug 31, 2005 (11:44 am)
first things first, you dont have a carb, youshould have fuel injection, second alot of newer vehicles do have a rev limiter, or governer. I have not
had my S10 to that speed, but my work truck(2001 ranger 4x4) does the same
thing around 92mph, called ford and they said normal(rev limiter). last but not
least, the hesitating and not shifting could be your throttle position sensor, your
tranny has to see the proper rpms etc- from the computer to shift properly, and
your hesitating and or surging is probably related to that, I just replaced my
TPS a week ago because I was having problems, truck would act like it was running out of gas(spit and sputter) it would throw a code(check engine light)but
would go away, then would be ok for another month or more, and would do it again
so I took it to my mechanic and he pulled code history and found it to be the TPS.
the one for my truck was only $41, they run anywhere from $35 to $70 depending. good luck Phil, hope this helps