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You are in the Chevrolet S-10 & GMC S15 Sonoma
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Chevrolet S-10, GMC S-15, GMC Sonoma, Truck
#45 of 65 Re: Didn't know where ... [kreuzer]
May 28, 2008 (9:00 am)
We have a 2000 S-10 4x4 with the 6 cylinder engine and we love it. Bought it new in 2000. It has under 100,000 miles on it and we have had very little problem with it but we keep it well maintained. As far as cheap parts inside, we did have one of the sliders on the seat base go out while it was still under warranty and right now, the 3rd door handle doesn't work. The sending unit to the gas gauge went out years back but it's $600 to fix it so right now, we just use the trip meter to determine when to fill up. Other than that, nothing big. A few years ago, we stepped up from the 15" wheels to 16" wheels with larger tires so it sits a little higher off the ground. It does awesome in the snow and tows our 16' boat with no problem.
#46 of 65 Re: Didn't know where ... [littleosco]
May 28, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Thanks for your time and info. Man, that's expensive for the gas gauge sending unit!
I've heard good things about the 4.3 V6, but not so good about the 4cyl.
Can anyone else chime in about the dependability/reliability of these trucks?
Thanks to all!
#47 of 65 Where is the best place to find window cranks?
May 29, 2008 (11:00 am)
I have a 2001 S-10 and am currently looking to find new window cranks, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. I was just wondering if anybody has purchased new cranks and where they found them. Thanks!
Jun 11, 2008 (2:10 pm)
Bought my S-10 Tahoe new in '92. 4.3L/Auto trans-2 wheel drive. I now have 471,000 Mi logged. Motor or trans never touched. I,ve only done your normal maintenance & repairs which includes: Belts & hoses,brake linings,tires,(1) starter, (5)alternaters,(3) sets of shocks,(3) fuel pumps,(3) water pumps,(4) sets of U-joints,(1)PS pump,(1)A/C comp,(1) Bearing kit in rear axle,(1) power brake booster, changed all filters on regular basis and average oil change every 8k mi, used 20W-50 Valvoline oil after initial break in & used Sick 50 every 50,000 Mi.I,ve only been stranded (1) time when the first fuel pump went out,other than that not a moments trouble. I changed trans fluid & filter (1) time 45k Mi.
#50 of 65 Re: faithful servant [dienuthrday]
Jun 20, 2008 (2:21 pm)
I just bought a 95 sonoma and it had 180,000. it now has over 204,000 and i have just changed the original fuel filter and the fuel pump was just replaced not to long ago. I am having problems with gas mileage but suspect the gas tank has a crack or the seal on the pump is bad. The truck runs great but you just cant fill the gas tank up fully. It has a 4.3 vortec and the oil is changed reguarly at 3,000 miles. The air filter is cleaned and changed when needed.
#51 of 65 Re: faithful servant [dienuthrday]
Aug 24, 2008 (3:35 am)
i bought my 93 sonoma in 94 with14,000 miles on it. its a 2.8/ 5 speed. i drive 80 miles, 6 days a week.i t-boned a van in 97 and bent the frame. the body man almost straightened it. it has never failed to start and hasnt left me stranded, ever. today its logged 337,000 miles. the motor, trans,clutch,rear end havnt been touched. i did just replace the radiator mostly due to bug infiltration. i drive nights.also during its life 1 ujoint,2 alternator,2waterpump,1fuelpump,2exhaust system,1 heater core. i use 5/30 synthetic oil changing it twice a year. rust is my enemie now. oh yea, i record my gas usage. this summer i consistently got 25.5 mpg.
Mar 29, 2009 (2:07 pm)
1988 GMC S15, 2.8L 5 speed, Mileage today 584,018. Now that mileage is on the odometer, the engine was replaced in 1998 with a new crate unit from a GM dealer in Fort Worth Tx. engine miles is approx. 334,000, which is good in itself. I have been changing oil at 7,000 to 10,000 mile using Slick 50 and Lucas Oil additive at different times of course. A K & N Air filter has been the newest upgrade. Rear axle has 4.11 gears and I pull a Supra Ski Boat during the summer months. MPG down the highway, no trailer, is 22+. Back in 1994 I over heated the engine but I could not stop right away. Did not blow any hoses, but I know it was too hot just by the gauges. I changed the oil and coolant, but the damge was done. On start up it would make a bad noise then it would go away. It lasted 4 years! then Boom!
#53 of 65 Re: Didn't know where ... [kreuzer]
Mar 29, 2009 (2:23 pm)
2.8L v-6 or the 92+ 4.3 v-6
#54 of 65 Re: How many miles have you logged on your S10? [tsjay]
Mar 29, 2009 (2:31 pm)
I got 584,018, odometer, on my GMC 1988 second new engine has 334,000 miles on it. I trust my machine for long trips.