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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #2

May 011997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


The issue was reported to the dealer during while getting the paint repaired on the vehicle due to acid rain. I believe I was just blown off by the service person. He sadi its normal for these trucks to do this. After reviewing the many cases in the database here it does not sound "normal" in many cases I can leave my foot off the peddle in traffic and the truck will keep going. When I pull up to park the engine will idle at about 2000 rpms for 10 seconds then return to normal. At times I must also brake to slow the vehicle when the idle hangs. Its really not a big problem to me because I used to it, but I believe it needs to be addressed. I do not want to return my vehicle due to the fact I do not know what they will tell me next. Don't blame the dealer blame Chevy cause john jones was great to me.

- New Albany, IN, USA

problem #1

May 161998

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Continuous high engine idle. Also, when shifting transmission the shifter is very notchy and tends to grind when shifting from 2nd into 3rd gear.

- Hutchinson, KS, USA

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