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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. get it towed and pop clutch in 3rd to start (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 272010

S-10 Pickup 4.3L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles


Twice a year I have to call road service, because my S-10 won't start. Jumping my engine won't help with either the tow trucks engine battery, or it's heavy duty battery. The only way road service can get the S-10 going is by towing it with a two strap while I drive the S-10, and popping the clutch with the gear lever in 3rd gear. Weather isn't a factor. The same thing happens when I'm gone over a weekend (48 hours). I come back and the S-10 won't start. The mechanic whom drives the road serivce vehicle knows sho I am, and automatically grabs the strap. When I'm away I have to have a friend start it while I'm away. Why?

- , Bad Windsheim, Germany, Germany

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