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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Engine speed will increase from idle to 2400 RPM without throttle input. This condition has occurred both when the vehicle is in motion and when the vehicle is stopped. When in motion, this condition creates a sudden acceleration problem. The only way for the driver to get engine control back from the computer (?) is to shut off engine and restart. This is an ongoing problem - for a year now - and occurs several times a week. I have taken the vehicle to the local Chevrolet dealership, but was told that they were unable to diagnose the problem because the engine check light light hadn't come on. I have also E-mailed Chevrolet about this problem several months ago, but have received no reply or acknowledgement. Aside from being an inconvieniance, this problem with the engine speed control is contributing to excessive brake and clutch wear, and has the possibility of putting the vehicle out of control with possible associated loss of life. Please help. I have read of similar problems with other 1996 S-10's that seem to be related to a bad computer program in the PCM computer. Chevy don't seem too interested in helping out, so you're my last hope in getting this problem addressed. Thank-you.

- Sweeny, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 221999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Upon acceleration idle speed increases to 1200-2400 RPM, idles back down when stopping, serviced 8 times, accelerator cable/air control valve replaced, however problem continues.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 011997

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
Driver experiences problem with erratic idle speed.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jun 221998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Intermittently the idle speed comes up, causing the truck to accelerate or maintain the same speed. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Griffith, IN, USA

problem #5

Aug 291997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine runs rough.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 201996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Idle sticks at various RPM.

- Ipava, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 311996

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, vehicle goes into high idle, rmps reach up to higher than 2200, turn engine off stop the high idle.

- Quapaw, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 301996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Idle sticks occasionally when driving at high rate of speed.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 061996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Idling problem.

- Aloha, OR, USA

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