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Average Mileage:
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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #18

Jul 152002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

When driving the truck, it shuts down during odd times. It doesnt shut down when the truck has been driven along time. It happens when the engine is cold and hot. When I mean shut down im referring to the whole truck turning off. The battery light comes on when shut down occurs. I had this vehicle to a chev dealer, the said it was a ignition module, I had it replaced. The same problem happened. I had it to another garage, they said it was a crack sensor, I had it replaced, its still happening. I had it to another garage, they said it was a ignition coil, I had it replaced, you guessed it, still shutting down. I sanked 300 hundred dollars on the so called professionals from Chevrolet. Im still having the problem. They are dumping parts in my truck and have no idea what it is. I bought this vehicle used and it still has low miles on it. There has to be a solution to my problem.

- Sarver, PA, USA

problem #17

Feb 012002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Engine stopped in high volume traffic and would not restart...had to be towed.

- Mason, MI, USA

problem #16

Jun 012001

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Oil has been leaking onto skid plates. Dealer has been contacted. Consumer states that rubber oil lines from engine to filter are leaking while driving, this oil blows all over the engine compartment. Consumer questioned several dealers and they say all S10 trucks have same problem.

- Cas City, MI, USA

problem #15

Jan 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Engine dies at high rates of speed.

- Brookline, MA, USA

problem #14

Nov 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Engine makes a grinding noise while accelerating. After three service visits to the dealer I was then informed this is a factory defect and they state they do not know how to repair it.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #13

Feb 081998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Oil consumption is 1 quart per 1000 miles, is this to much"??" I think so!

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #12

Sep 151999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

The engine sometimes stalls while consumer releases the clutch, the engine hesitates and sometimes has little power. The consumer smells fuel and sulfer, the dealer can not locate any problems. The starter does not work properly. The air conditioner blows hot. The transmission is slipping, the clutch locks up in reverse and is noisy. The consumer complains that the vehicle does not stop fast enough. The fan clutch was noisy.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #11

Jul 231999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
,mentioned about brakes before, dealer could not find anything. Took in for overheating, dealer replaced some parts, said it was ready, following week overheated again, dealer towed vehicle in, took apart, said it was ready to be picked up, but it was still in pieces, and they would not fix. Further contacting Chevrolet with this problem which has been on going.

- Glen Rose, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 241999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Brakes skip. Driving and engine overheats, will not go over 40 mph, keeps dying, steering/braking problems, second time in a two week period, dealer will not make good on it, still under warranty, now it is "like a rock" or at least runs like one.

- Glen Rose, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 291999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary

- Glen Rose, TX, USA

problem #8

Nov 291998

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, they work intermittently, and sometimes they won't work at all. Also, there is an oil leak/side mirror fell off/ seat latch fell off, and driver's side seat belt isn't working. Vehicle has been dealer has been aware of problem, and vehicle has been at dealer's for repairs. The brake failed while trying to avoid not hitting a dear and vehicle involved in the accident, two people injured.

- Rush, KY, USA

problem #7

Apr 251999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Truck does't want to start, it backfires, engine pulls down before starting, power to radio is disrupted, causing radio to reset. Paint starting to crack on hood and roof. Braking system for ABS makes a loud noise when pushed had to floor. Radio only plays tapes though one side of speakers.

- Belle Vernon, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 301998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Loosing too much engine oil. One day, while driving to workplace, noticed unusual noise in the engine. Upon arrival at destination, found out that oil level did regiter at dipstick.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #5

Oct 201998

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Engine continually failing while driving causing dangerous driving conditions, loss of steering, brakes and control of speed, unable to remedy constant failures.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #4

May 181998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiences rough ride and stalling continually.

- Norco, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 151998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
From a stop the vehicle stalls while making a turn into an intersection.

- Norco, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 201998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine "kicks back".

- Caddo Gap, AR, USA

problem #1

May 191998

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving down the road in traffic and his automobile suddenly stopped/cut off and he could not restart.

- Inman, KS, USA

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