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Chevrolet S-10, Truck
#10 of 20 Re: Chevrolet S10 2002 Repair Manual [dubbledukes]
Dec 28, 2007 (2:55 pm)
This is an old post, so I assume you have solved your problem, or burned the thing to the ground by now.
I'll answer anyway, in case it helps someone else who is making this same mistake..
You have long since past the time to take the truck to a professional who knows what he is doing. Your hit and miss approach, and throwing money and parts at it in the wild hope you may guess correctly, it costing you way too much money, and you are replacing many un-needed parts. It's nice to try to learn to do your own maintenance, but you are in way over your head, and all you are accomplishing is wasting your money and frustrating yourself.
You are not saving money when you buy many unnecessary parts, and spend so much time on the problem. Take it to a knowledgeable technician and he will have the problem solved in a hurry. One hour should be all a good mechanic would require to locate the trouble. Must longer than that, and you need to change mechanics. That means, at today's going rate, It will only cost you about a $100.00 bucks to find the problem. How much time and money have you wasted already, guessing and hoping?
Like Kenny Rogers said, "You got to know when to hod 'em, and know when to fold 'em..!"
#11 of 20 Re: no heat in my s10 [typoking]
Dec 28, 2007 (3:06 pm)
Check your thermostat. Did it work and suddenly stop? What is the engine temp? Your thermostat could be stuck open, or missing, either of which wouldn't allow the engine not to reach proper operating temp. Stick a thermometer in the top of radiator, or your finger, see if it's too hot to touch. If no thermostate, it won't get too hot.
The sludge in radiator wouldn't cause the proble, neither would the cap. Pull hose off the heater radiator to check circulation.
If the water is circulating and not hot, then the water isn't hot. Worst and last possibility,.... blown head gasket.. , but lets eleminate the little things first...
#12 of 20 Re: Chevrolet S10 2002 Repair Manual [dubbledukes]
Nov 09, 2008 (10:19 pm)
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Sep 10, 2009 (11:38 am)
my cataaletic converter is going out and I want to take it out and put in a pipe. is the sensor behind it where i can do this
#14 of 20 1987 S15 electrial
Feb 07, 2010 (11:40 am)
I have a 1987 S15 and the Oil pressure shows 0 and the water temp pegs out at 260 and the Amp gauge show 0! My question is will replacing the instrument cluster fix this since all three are reading bad? I know the oil pressure is good because it doesn't knock and it's not blowing steam so the water temp is ok. Also the dash pad is cracked how hard is it to replace?
#15 of 20 s10 wont start in mornings
Feb 20, 2010 (6:19 pm)
I own a s-10 chevy 1996 that it wont start in the mornings, but it will crank.Any ideas before i start buying all kind of parts
#16 of 20 need some help please
Feb 20, 2010 (6:23 pm)
My 1996 chevy s10 truck wont start in the morning but it will start after that. any suggestions?
#17 of 20 mystery vibration
Jul 02, 2010 (6:46 pm)
I have a 98 S-10 2.2 5-spd that has a vibration that I cannot fathom. It is an Rpm based vibration that you feel mostly in the gas pedal that gets worse as the engine revs higher. I have replaced a motor mount, put on a new exhaust manifold gasket on,
truck has new u-joints new drive shaft carrier bearing, new tires even though that has nothing to do with rpms... other than that truck runs great. No engine lights nothing. Even swapped the whole drive shaft from a 99 I have that has no vibration and it still vibrates. Now here is the catch. I took the back part of the drives shaft out and ran it up to 80 mph on a lift ... smooth as butter. but you can have the truck in neutral and it still vibrates when you rev it. Explain this one. Please.
#18 of 20 what is a secondary air intake
Jul 21, 2010 (7:56 am)
I have a 2001 chevy s10 pickup the engine light stays on had it checked the computer says secondary air intake malfunction it gives no information about what it is or where it is located or what to do about it.Can anyone help me.
#19 of 20 Re: mystery vibration [dbanka]
Jul 22, 2010 (9:38 am)
start the engine and look at the pully on the front of the crank shaft see how much it is bouncing.if it is doing to much bouncing it is the balancer