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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
119,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace factory alternator (1 reports)
1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 202016

S-10 Pickup LS

  • Manual transmission
  • 160,000 miles


I am the second owner of this 98s10 Chevy. It has been in and out of shop since I bought this damn thing! Right now has been sitting I am a older lady now, just trying to get it running now it had a new alternator and has had a starter, spark plugs and a brand new battery..I need this vehicle and I know that it should last longer than this... Come on Chevrolet what happened?????????

- , Shasta Lake, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 182007

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup LS 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

Not a huge deal for anyone mechanically inclined. I know this happens on these engines all the time as my father used to own a 1996 GMC Jimmy with the same 4.3L V6, on which the alternator went just shy of 100,000 miles. Not too bad of a fix, took me about 15 minutes, and cost me $161.00 for an alternator at my local parts store. I work with cars, and I see this as one of the only major problems with these trucks. Like I said, not a huge deal, just a pain when you don't have much time to repair it.

- , Tewksbury, MA, USA

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