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#27 of 398 S-10 ZR2 Tranny failure
Mar 03, 2003 (2:43 pm)
I have a 2002 Chevy S-10 4x4 with the ZR2 package. Eight months into it, with 16K miles, and the transmission just went out. I haven't had any other problems, and everything was covered by Chevy, but it's not the best feeling when your new truck leaves you stranded in the first year. Chevy was less than helpful with the matter, insinuating that it must have been my driving. The truck has not even been off-road yet. Moving forward with fingers crossed...
#28 of 398 RE: Loud noise from 89 S-10 Blazer
Mar 29, 2003 (2:40 pm)
I had a similar problem with my blazer over the winter. I have the same model and year and all I did was shift the truck into neutral on the 4WD control and then put it back into 2WD. This seemed to take care of the problem for me. I love this truck.
#29 of 398 Hard start problem
Apr 04, 2003 (2:45 pm)
I have a 96 Sonoma 4.3 5 speed extended cab with 86k. The first start in the morning was fine. Each start thereafter required pumping the pedal & cranking the engine. The dealer told me it was a fuel pressure regulator even before they ran diagnostics. It was pricey and it fixed the problem. Other than front brakes and a battery this is the first maintenance on the truck.
#30 of 398 RE: Loud noise from 89 S-10 Blazer
Apr 12, 2003 (9:44 pm)
Thanks Spike! I changed the transfer case fluid and that has seemed to take care of that problem. But not i have a antifreeze leak :- (
Keep in touch if you have any other issues come up with your S-10.
#31 of 398 Poor Gas Mileage - New S10 Crew Cab
May 24, 2003 (7:14 pm)
Just got my first Chevy truck and in the first 2 tanks of gas, only got 13MPG out of the first.
Got 16MPG out of the second. 95% 65MPH Highway.
I'm not sure I'm gonna like having only a 300 mile
range on the vehicle. Need to gas up twice a week.
Also note that the engine RPM's are about 300 RPM
higher at highway speed.
It replaced a Jeep Grand Cherokee that got 18/24
MPG and a 400 mile range.
Question: Is this gonna get better as the engine
breaks in ?
What can I do to improve it Change a gear or chip etc....
Thanks all you pro's.
over and out
#32 of 398 1996 S-10 (stalling problem)
Jun 20, 2003 (6:30 am)
I had this problem on my '97 S10 while it was under extended warranty (about 50K miles). The dealer replaced the EGR system on the truck. No reoccurence of the problem since (90K miles now).
#33 of 398 '97 S10 Timing Belt/Chain
Jun 20, 2003 (6:32 am)
I have a '97 S10 with the 4.3L V6 Vortec. If the timing chain / belt breaks, is this a catastrophic failure, or will you simply be stranded?? If it is a catastrophic issue, what is the recommended mileage to change this at and an approximate cost.
Jul 07, 2003 (6:52 pm)
I just put a new starter in my S-10 Blazer. The trouble was that the Chiltons says that it would take 2.5 hours. Yuck.
I took the exhaust apart trying to get the starter to drop down since there wasn't any room to pull it up through the top. With a friend pulling the exhaust to the side and me pulling down on the starter, we still couldn't get the damn thing out. So then we decided to hell with it and took the cross-member out.
Yeah, that wasn't fun putting back in. *grr!* It took three entire shims plus one half shim on the outside bolt. It's a good thing that there wasn't any more space needed because I ran out of shims.
What happens next? I can't find the bolts that bolt the exhaust line to the exhaust header. Great. Now I have one side of the exhaust off and no bolts. The cool thing is that now it sounds like a frickin monster truck, rumbling down the road. It's nice to waste the ricers off the line AND sound like a huge-ass Chevy 350 under the hood. I have to bottle it up pretty quickly, though, because I don't want anything melting.
I have a new carb from Holley sitting on the passenger seat of my truck because it's a little too complicated for my solo-automotive-expertise. Vacuum hoses SUCK. I just don't have the patience. I can do it no problem with the motor is out of the truck like what was done when three of us rebuilt the motor, but on my own when the motor is in is just too much for my lazy butt. :p
#35 of 398 might buy 95
Jul 23, 2003 (5:04 am)
s-10 extended cab w/ 4.3, auto trans. Has 107,xxx miles on it. How reliable is this engine? Gas milage [why don't they have a smaller 6 or a decent 4? just wondering]? When is the timing belt needed to be changed [not listed in the owner's manual]? thx
#36 of 398 2002 chevy s-10 extended cab
Nov 19, 2003 (4:56 pm)
bought our truck 7-24-02 about 6 months of ownership the tranny started to make a clattering noise like the throw out bearing was going out took it in they said it was normal noise. about a month ago it started making a noise like a j-brke noise when you let off the gas took it in they said normal noise so they refused to fix it now it makes the noise all the time is there any one who is experiencing the same noises please leave a message in the town hall thank you