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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,650 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 052005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,900 miles


Service engine light came on while attempting slow acceleration on an interstate incline. This is the 3rd time this has happened since Nov 2001, service center unable to diagnose after one day depite being told about previous symptoms and repairs. On two previous occasions dealership where purchased diagnosed as failed fuel injector and leaking "spider valve". unfortunately on the 2nd time they were unable to diagnose before both catalytic converters were burned out by raw fuel being dumped into the exhaust, resulting in a very large repair bill. Only able to identify after I had pointed them to the repair records of 18 months earlier. Don't feel that it should be necessary to replace fuel injection components at 18 month intervals on a vehicle that is not abused at all and has all routine maintenance. Also dealing with a problem that dumps raw fuel into a hot exhaust system would certainly seem to be a safety hazard.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 042002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I have a problem with this vehicle since it has had about 15000 miles on it it takes spells when the enigne will shut off, at any speed it may go two to four months and will not give a problem.then for no apparant reason it will start.8/8/2002 the engine stalled eleven times in about 0ne hundred miles, this very scary when you are on the interstate at speed, is this a common problem with this vehicle?,and is there a cure, I have seen no recalls from General Motors about this.

- St.Albans, WV, USA

problem #4

Feb 012001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Fuel injection went out on my truck the first time right at 36,500 miles give or take a few and now it is acting up again after I replaced it.

- Oliver Springs, TN, USA

problem #3

Mar 272001

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle was taken to mechanic for service, engine check light being on, mechanic found fuel being pushed through wiring and into computer. Vehicle had a 4.3 vortex engine. Mechanic believed pressure regulater to be at fault. When the computer was unplagged gasoline ran out of PCM due to injector assembly failure.

- Cookville, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 151998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving vehicle has very little power. Consumer cannot change lanes or drive on the highways because vehicle has no power which could result in a crash. Manufacturer insists it's the charateristic of the vehicle.

- Youngtown, OH, USA

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problem #1

Nov 251998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel injection system failed.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

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