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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup transmission problems

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012002

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When putting vehicle into four wheel drive it will take vehicle a few mintues before it will put itself into four wheel drive. Contacted dealer and the dealer is not willing to do anything.

- Camp Connell, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012001

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
Transmission slippage from first to second gear with a hard jolt. 4-wd drive would not engage/disengage but a whirring sound present from location 20-40mph.

- Crownsville, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 101999

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
This vehicle has had both drive lines replaced, the four wheel drive, the torque converter, three different idler arms, three sets of tires and two alignments, the rear end has been rebuilt due to worn out pinion bearing, two pulleys are squeeling, the brakes have to be pressed extremely hard and ABS kicks in all the time, tires rubbed the fender, altenator squeeling. I feel that this vehicle is substandard and that most of the repairs have been made out of pocket due to vehicle not being under warranty when they occurred. I have written an E mail to Chevrolet service to find out what I can do with this truck.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 272001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When 4- wheel drive is needed transfer case does not kick front end into gear due to actuator vacuum failing. Consumer noted that actuator has been replaced before, and currently needed to be replaced.

- Warren, OH, USA

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