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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 161999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


Speedometer sticks, almost every trip after a short duration (5-10 min). Also, tachometer occasionally sticks during extended drives 3hrs or more. In addition, instrument cluster replaced under warranty after first failure. Speedometer up to 15 mph off. Forcefull tapping on instrument cluster will cause speedometer/tachometer needles to indicate current speed/RPM. Problem is independent of climate control temperature.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 281997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving an electrical short in wiring, caused the dash to catch fire.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 071996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Engine races between 1200 and 2000 rmps intermittently, particularly when the air conditioner is running. Problem occurs while stopped or at highway speeds. Vehicle will suddenly accelerate with no pressure applied to the pedal. Very dangerous and wear intensive on the brakes.

- Severna Pa, MD, USA

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