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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,333 miles

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 252003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


Oil cooler line: The metal tubing in the lower oil cooled line rest on top of the steering gear assembly. A hole wore through the tubing due to being in direct contact with the gear box causing complete loss of engine oil while driving, loss of braking on driver side (due to oil spray on brake rotor) and near seizure of engine. I stopped on the side of the road to prevent major damage to the engine and possible fire in engine compartment. As of this writing I am still not aware if any occurred (engine damage).

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 211997

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission leaks fluid. At time of incident, all transmission fluid had leaked out and transmission seized while driving on the highway. Was replaced by opel deal(nearest GM affiliate, we currently reside in germany, usaf). With in 2 months the same problem occurred. Still not fixed. Having problems contacting someone here to repair it. This problem could have possibly cause an accident and injured someone.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 291997

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission fluid line cracked, causing fluid to spray over catalytic converter

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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