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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,733 miles

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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 152008

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


Fuel sender unit gives inaccurate fuel level, indicates > 3/4 tank when empty.

- Horsham, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 102009

S-10 Pickup

  • 69,200 miles
I have a 2000 Chevy S-10, 4.3 liter with 69300 miles on it. The engine on this vehicle does not want to turn over and run. I 've had this happen on 5 occasions within the past month. I know it is a gas problem getting to the carburetor since I have splashed a little gas or starting fluid in the carburetor to see if the engine will fire up. The engine does start but shuts down because of a lack of fuel to keep it running. I have replace fuel filter 2 times, map sensor and have recently read that GM used a sock strainer on the fuel pump that tends to get clogged up. I also understand that GM has resolved this problem with a different style of strainer. I am very concerned about this since the last time my engine failed I was driving on a busy cleveland, Ohio interstate (I-77 by pershing ave exit ramp). I was able to get the vehicle restarted after several attempts to turn the engine over. I have seen cars on the side of the interstate get hit and concerned for my own safety and health if this should occur again. I believe since GM has and has knowledge of this defect on their part that they should recall all vehicles that use or used this type of strainer on the fuel pump unit. It is just a matter of time before someone is killed because of this irresponsible action on GM to havethe vehicles that are on the road with the problem fuel pump stainer.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 132005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 S-10 extreme suddenly cuts off and will not start again even though tank is full. 2 mechanics say it is fuel sending unit inside gas tank. Great expense to replace. Researching on web find many, many other S-10 owners with exactly the same problem.

- Dale City, VA, USA

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