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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,667 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Gas odor- upon state inspection failure revealed both gas lines were able to rub together, causing a lot of fuel to leak onto the exhaust causing smoke. Both lines will need to be replaced to avoid the truck exploding or catching fire. Funny how you can only buy the fuel lines from Chevrolet. What is to keep them from rubbing together again after I spend the four hundred dollars to have it fixed" this is a defect. Also, faulty windshield wiper motors or wiring allows the windshield wipers to just completely stop while it is downpouring rain. I could have ended up in the lake! I had to pay to have it replaced. There are several complaints online from owners of the same vehicle regarding both of my complaints. Why is nothing being done to make GM fix these known defects before someone dies"

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #2

May 292005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 176,000 miles
I recently purchased an 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup in which had highway miles of @176000 miles. These trips were made from the texarkana to dallas area on I-30. After my purchase of said vehichle being the second owner I had been smelling gasoline and searched high and low for its source of origin for approximately 2 weeks and on my way home from sheveport la., the smell was overwhelming and was very lucky my truck did not explode into flames that night, I checked again under the hood and eventually underneath the carrige and found no leaks from the tank etc. I started the engine and looked again and noticed smoke from the underneath exhaust, upon further inspection the main gas line which routes over the transmission through a metal strap which holds it inplace had rubbed an area in which created this and what is a very dangerous incident and needs to be looked into, had the exhast ignited, gas was all over the top of the transmission as well all the way down the drive shaft. I replaced with regualar flex gas line from an automotive store. I still have the old line for futher inspection if needed, but others may not be as fortunate as I and would only think the smell is coming from the carburator area and would end up the vehichle catching fire or blowing up. Take this very serious and correct the defective area by installing a rubber spaced metal strap which will seperate the three lines as well exposure of being rubbed by the strap in which holds them. My leak was spraying up into the body underneath and not just spraying directly down.

- Atlanta, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 061999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
This vehicle has an on/off switch. After activating the switch it caused an problem with the electrical system, the horn went out. Also, created problems with the cooling system. The kill switch is working improperly. Dealer has been contacted.

- Laverne, CA, USA

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