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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$539.00
Average Mileage:
122,108 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace timing chain, tensioner, and gears (3 reports)
2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012012

S-10 Pickup 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

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

i have owned my 2001 chevy s10 for 4 years. its a great little truck for my job which is delivering mail on a rural route. the biggest pain in the ass on this truck is the timing chain tensioner. i am get ready to replace the 5th one. i have gotten the tensioners from advanced auto, auto zone, napa, and the last one from the dealer ship. it runs great for about 3 to 4 months and what do you know. that aggravating clicking sound from under my hood comes to life. hhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllpppppppppppppppp.

- , Marietta, SC, USA

problem #2

May 172007

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup LS 2.2L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,323 miles

After spending a good sum of money, I just hope it will come back to life, instead of driving my friend's truck that only goes into 2nd gear, and yes, it is an automatic, 4x4, 350 v-8 with over 330,000 miles on it (all original).

- , Carson, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 272006

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 66,000 miles

I had to change the timing chain, chain tensioner, and the gears because the chain tensioner went bad. I only have 66,000 miles and this should not be happening this soon which every mechanic I talked to agrees with me 150%

- , North Ridgeville, OH, USA

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