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#359 of 398 03 Sonoma transfer case problem
Dec 05, 2008 (12:48 pm)
03 Sonoma ext. cab, automatic trans w/3 button electronic transfer case; owned since new: All 3 buttons light when key is turned to start; 2WD button is lit once started. NOTHING happens when 4HI or 4LO button is pushed. Fuses under hood and in kick panel are good. Another site said probably bad actuator motor but I couldn't follow up and find out how to check it. Where is this actuator motor? Is there also a relay that could be bad? TIA
#360 of 398 Re: 03 Sonoma transfer case problem [Indian4Rider]
Dec 05, 2008 (2:27 pm)
Follow-up: Located and tested actuator motor under battery tray; tested fine w/Mighty-Vac - held steady for over 30 sec with zero vacuum drop. Also determined that there is 12V at the pigtail (switch?) where the cable from the actuator enters the transfer case. Took it out on the road and still no joy. With the truck in "D" moving fwd at idle as per owners' manual, NOTHING happens when the 4HI button is pushed - no click, clunk, hiss or anything I could hear. Looks like the truck's got to be on a lift to check vacuum at the actuator with the battery in place.
There must be a switching valve and maybe a relay somewhere to control the vacuum to the actuator. Anybody know where the clever folks at GM hid it?
Eager for suggestions...
#361 of 398 1998 Chevy S10 4WD loud whining coming from front end
Jan 08, 2009 (9:23 pm)
Please help me. Has anyone figured out what the hell is going on with chevy's 4WD system on their S10s. My truck going up hill will begin to make this horrible whinning sound from front end. PLEASE HELP! I have seen many posts saying the same thing. Has anyone figured it out????
#362 of 398 Re: Whine in the front end [bob101]
Jan 08, 2009 (9:26 pm)
GOt the same problem. Has anyone figured it out yet?
#363 of 398 Need Help on Replacement Shocks: 1999 S-10 w/ ZQ8
Feb 26, 2009 (6:12 am)
Good day everyone,
I am looking to replace the shocks on my rig. It's a '99 S-10 (4.3L, auto, reg. cab-short bed) with ZQ8 suspension package. I was wondering if anyone here replaced their shocks on their ZQ8-suspended truck and if so:
Which shocks did you use
Where did you get them
I've checked a couple of places like Rock Auto, Edelbrock, Summit (gateway from the Edelbrock site) and GMPartsDirect but it they are hella-expensive (especially if I go with the AC Delco replacements ).
Also, was wondering if anyone has replaced the oil cooler lines and if so:
How difficult of a job was it
Any special tools / tricks & tips needed
Specific steps / procedures needed to be followed
Am I better off taking the truck in to have it done
Mar 16, 2009 (7:24 am)
1989 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer 4x4 (originally 4.3 replaced by a 2.8). The cruise control used to work intermittently, it would stay on for a few miles, then shut off, then I could get it back on, etc., etc. Had the turn signal switch replaced last year by a very good mechanic, however the cruise control has not worked at all since then. So, where do I start and what do I do and what am I looking for? Any help is appreciated. I know a little about cars, enough to make me dangerous, I guess. On a scale of 1-10, how hard would this be for me to get into and possibly fix without screwing things up. And, I am not interested at all in removing the cover to the steering column and getting inside there.
#365 of 398 S10-won't run on its own
Mar 22, 2009 (7:41 am)
I have a1996 chevy s-10 4 cylinder pickup. I went to start it the other day and it started right up but to keep it running you have to keep your foot on gas. The minute you let up it dies. It won't idle in neutral. I was hoping someone might have a clue as to what the problem is or where I should start looking. Thank you.
#366 of 398 Re: Need Help on Replacement Shocks: 1999 S-10 w/ ZQ8 [jae5]
Mar 23, 2009 (6:37 pm)
I had a 2000 S10 extended cab with the 4.3 V6 that had the oil cooler lines replaced. I had a GM dealer do the work. It cost about $300 parts and labor. It's the kind of job that you don't want to put off becuase if the line breaks then you'll lose your engine oil. Good luck.
#367 of 398 Re: 1998 Chevy S10 4WD loud whining coming from front end [rydogg]
Apr 27, 2009 (1:29 pm)
More than likely the Vacuum Actuator under the Battery tray is not working or the cable that goes from the Vacuum Actuator to the axle is bad. It could be that one of your wheel hubs have bad bearings and need to be replaced for the axle to mesh with the hub.
#368 of 398 Re: 1995 Chevy S10 PU - Cab Bolt
May 27, 2009 (11:29 am)
I have a 95 Chevy S10 ext cab pu. The engine is the 4 cyl with a 5 speed stick.
The rubber washer from one of the bolts that holds the cab to the frame fell off.
Do you access the bolt from inside the cab? Is it hard to replace the washer?