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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 072000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Approx 5min of driving at residential speeds engine would cut in and out as if running out of gas. The fuel gauge registered obout 1/3rd full. First trip to the dealer found two trouble codes: SP0440 & P0171. Was told to tighten gas cap and return if proble persists. With full tank of gas and at highway speeds engine cut out and back in causing quite a jolt. Problem continued especially when accelerating. Back to dealer (one week after 1st visit) to find out fuel pump needs replacing. Four months out of warranty, but low mileage, so I complained to dealer. "goodwill" replacement by mfg although out $220 for 2 trips into dealer for problem solving.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #10

Oct 072000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #9

May 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 011999

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles

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

Speedometer sticks coming down from highway speed to local roadway speed, and gas gauge reads incorrectly.

- Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 112000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Fuel guage doesn't read accurately, when below 'E' there is still appx 4 gallons of gas in the tank. The sending unit has been replaced twice, but the problem keeps coming back.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

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problem #6

Dec 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Fuel tank senor malfunctioned. Vehicle ran out of fuel while needle registered a half tank full. Also, a problem with a exhaust leaks at manifold. Dealer notified.

- Herrin, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Fuel tank senor malfunctioned. Vehicle ran out of fuel while needle registered a half tank full. Also, a problem with a exhaust leaks at manifold. Dealer notified.

- Herrin, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Fuel tank cap separated three times, fumes leaked and engine lost power. Dealer replaced first two, warranty is up, now what?

- Christiansted, VI, USA

problem #3

Sep 201999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The fuel gauge inaccurately reads the amount of fuel in the vehicle. Dealer has been notified.

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 091999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Fuel is leaking about 15 gallons of fuel from the seal of fuel tank, causing a serious fire hazard.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 181997

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon impact fuel tank ruptured, causing an explosion which destroyed the vehicle.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

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