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8.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,619 miles

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1995 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

engine problem

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1995 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Jun 092002

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Having major head gasket problems. Its the sec. Time head gasket has gone out on my 2.2L S-10

- Vacville, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 312000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
My truck was under warranty when I first took it to the dealer for repairs, they did not diagnose it at that time. Repair was done after warranty expired, dealer did not pay. A recall was in effect for the same engine and year, but only covered cars, not pickup trucks. Blown cylinder head gasket 98054(a).

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #19

Mar 312000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
My truck was under warranty when I first took it to the dealer for repairs, they did not diagnose it at that time. Repair was done after warranty expired, dealer did not pay. A recall was in effect for the same engine and year, but only covered cars, not pickup trucks. Blown cylinder head gasket. Nlm

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #18

Dec 112001

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine head gasket was replaced twice due to head being cracked. Coolant was also leaking into engine, causing more damages. Vehicle was taken into an auto shop not to dealer. Manufacturer will be contacted.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #17

Jan 102001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While traveling about 30mph driver heard a noise and vehicle stopped. Vehicle was taken to deaelr who discovered that crankshaft broke.

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #16

Jun 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Head gasket leak / egr failure @ 95000.

- Shelbyville, KY, USA

problem #15

Apr 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On and about April 15th of 1999, I had my oil changed at my service station. They told me that I was low on coolant and they spotted a leak on the outside of the cylinder head. This leak was very small and almost un-noticeable. I had them fill the coolant tank and continued to monitor the problem. I contacted my Chevrolet dealer and was told that the truck had just gone out of warranty. Since that time the leaking problem has continued to get worse. I have been able to find out that there have been "many" reports of this same problem. I work for a Napa auto parts store and our machine shop is a member of a national company that has specification stats for engines and they have a bulletin issued on my problem which states it is a casting problem that was caused when the cylinder heads were manufactured. I really do believe that GM knows about this and should make good for repairs. It has nothing to do with maintenance. It is a flaw in the casting of the head!

- Westbrook, ME, USA

problem #14

Oct 301999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
It appears to me that brake fluid is leaking out of the unit the brake fluid reservoir is attached to. Also, the valve cover gasket is leaking around the top of the engine.( dot number: )

- Clearlake, CA, USA

problem #13

Oct 251999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
During a regular state safety inspection, it was discovered that my engine had coolant leakage from the head gasket. Repair will entail removal and machining of the head, at a cost of $750. This is a common problem with the 2.2 litre Chevrolet engine and has been the subject of a technical advisory for the 2.2 litre engines installed in cavaliers, but not those installed in the S-10. Since this is an engine design defect, I believe that GM should treat the S-10 problems in the same manner in which it does the cavalier problem.

- Courtland, VA, USA

problem #12

May 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Twice under warranty I had GM fix an oil leak from the oil pan gasket and the third time it was out of warranty so GM would not work on it. The oil leak has gotten worse. I feel since the problem was noticed at 12K miles and a new gasket put on and at 32K miles GM again worked on it but just torqueing the oil pan bolts tighter that they should be held accountable! they told me there would not be a problem after the warranty ran out to follow up on any further leaks! well, after warranty it began to leak again but this time I hit a "wall" with GM! they will not work on it at their cost! this was a problem early in the vehicle's history and persisted. Oil is a vital need for an engine to perform... you would think that such a leak would be looked into rather than ignored or shrugged at. Please help me with this. My truck is now rolling into the 75K mile range and I would like it to last longer but won't with this very costly repair.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #11

Jul 161999

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Oil line blew off the fitting, pumped all the oil out of the engine causing the engine to seize. Mjs

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #10

May 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Engine pistons malfunctioned, causing a clucking noise, and may have caused the engine to sieze. This could result in a crash.

- Elk Grove, IL, USA

problem #9

Dec 121998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When getting into vehicle consumer can smell anti-freeze. It is leaking onto the engine from the rear of the head gasket block. Sometimes it makes the engine smoke. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that it is a common problem.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #8

Dec 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Head gasket failed.

- East Hartf, CT, USA

problem #7

Oct 271997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Valve cover gasket leaking

- Portagevil, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 201997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving on highway about (55) mph heard a metal cracking sound and vehicle lost all power and coasted to a stop due to the breaking of the flywheel. The flywheel was repaired (3) other times on 12/28/95 at 17,980 miles, on 6/18/96 at 30,754 miles and on 1/20/97 at 44, 433 miles.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #5

Mar 181997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
At 28,000 miles the engine gasket broke and needed to be replaced.

- Brooklyn, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 031997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Owner is having major head gasket problems.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 111996

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine noise due to cracked camshaft.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 111995

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Head gasket blew 6 times.

- Pinnacle, NC, USA

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