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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,667 miles

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 042012

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


Sunshell blew out on transmission.

- Trenton, TX, USA

problem #2

May 102005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The consumer stated that the rotators were bad, pictures were taken and there was unusual flaking. The rotors were worn smooth and not pitted. There was excessive noise coming from the brakes. All of the rotors were replaced due to the pitting being so severe that it could not be used. The dealer said he had seen this before. There was excessive noise in the drive train and morning brake noise as if the parking brakes were sticking. The vehicle had been to the dealer for noise in the drive train and 4 wheel drive unit which was eventually blamed on aggressive tire tread.

- Upper Fair Mount, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 232002

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
In cold weather the rubber boot on the manual transmission shift lever gets so stiff that it will force the shift lever out of gear if it is on a different side of the shift pattern from where it was for the extended period of cold. For example, if it is parked in 1st gear overnite in the cold, it will pop out of 2nd or 4th gear while under power unless I drive with my hand on the shift applying pressure to keep it in gear. This makes it difficult to steer at times and impossible to adjust other controls.

- Jaffrey, NH, USA

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