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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
124,563 miles

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 102016

S-10 Pickup

  • 88,000 miles


2002 chev. S-10 ext. Cab, V6 auto. 88, xxx mi. 9/10/16 sunny, dry am mid 70's.southbound I 41 70mph engine suddenly stopped running. No prior indication of trouble, not overheated, no leaks. Other gauges were indicating normal. I had only driven 5mi. On state hwy. Prior to driving 15mi. On interstate when engine stopped, V6 vortec 4.3L. Previous service to engine included water pump replacement 1 wk. Earlier by dealer. Now on side of road vehicle will not start, turns over, dash indicators, batt. Strong. This vehicle has 88,000 original miles, I am second owner, 2002 ext. Cab S-10. Towed to local chev. Dealer and they replaced maf (mass air flow) sensor, $477 parts and labor, + tax, and suggested replacing fuel injector system. I declined injector replacement. Drove vehicle 5mi. On state hwy. Toward home when suddenly the engine stopped, as before. Towed vehicle to GMC dealer who recommends replacing the icm (ignition control module) $375 part, it should arrive in a couple of days, and says it's definitely not the injectors. Just doing my fair share to boost the economy. It's all just a money grab anyway. I figure another $500-$1000 and it may run again. Solution : unkown as yet. Instead of carfax, we need a permanent lemon label on dealership doors/show room floor indicating any car or truck history with 2 or more recalls and constant repairs, maybe GM should have failed (bankrupt). Toyota really isn't to good either. What a con game.

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 122012

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • 161,126 miles
Had a check engine light at a startup. Code was P0305. Seen many owners are having this problem and many can not find the problem with car. California recalled this matter and the rest of the states did not. Thanks

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

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