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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,429 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 232002

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

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

Automatic transmission cooler broke while driving and contaminated other components within the engine compartment. This made driving and gear changing difficult. Dealership will replace all contaminated components. The "service engine soon" light illuminated so the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. The consumer had the radiator flushed at 550 miles and the engine continued to run rough. On one occasion, the consumer started the engine and it lunged forward almost knocking him to the driveway. The service manager agreed that the radiator may be defective. The battery was replaced, the instrument panel cluster was replaced because it had shorted out.

- Camden Point, MO, USA

problem #6

Aug 152000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When the problem with the cooling system first came up the SUV was I thought over heating a bit I called the dealership and they told me not to worry about it as that was nornal for them in hot weather.the SUV broke down in springfild mo, we manged to pull into a shop, they said the damage was to great to repair without costing at least $2000, and even then there was no way to know what damge was done to the SUV.they did however give me a service bulletin which listed my problem. It seems GM has known of this problem for at leart 4 years. Yet when I called the dealerships with this very (I learned later) common problem noone wanted to admit they had even heard of it. Even after I read the number to them they still acted as if they had never heard of the problem and in fact didnot know what I was talking about.they did after seveal phone called and agree to fix the problem, however they also admit that there is no way to know what type of damage if any was done to engine tranmission or heating and cooling sytems.

- Grandview, MO, USA

problem #5

Aug 282000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Delco battery had ran down after only 10 months. Took to dealer & had it replaced. Problem was due to the electrical system being faulty.

- Mt Holly, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 241999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Battery post ruptured and damaged the wires causing rust to occur on all area affected battery cable and starter.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Battery experienced failure.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Battery failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 161998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failed.

- Blythe, CA, USA

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