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Chevy S10 pickup power steering

Is Mercon V ATF compatible for use in a Chevrolet S10 power steering pump reservoir?
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S10 cranks but won’t start

I’ve got a 1997 S10 that sat for a little over 3 years. I got it running but it had a dead cylinder, figured it was a clogged injector after replacing plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Just replaced the ...
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98 Chevy S10 not starting

98 Chevy S10 tries to turn over then it dies , new battery and had it tested , head lights dim when trying to start, could not get it started with jumper cables but when hooked directly to fuse box it ...
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Rocker arm adjustment specs

Got a 98 s10 pickup 4.3L Does anyone have the torque specs for the rocker arms on my truck, i been looking around and cant find any solid information.
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4.3L Engine Will Not Rotate After Head Gasket Replacement

I was replacing all my gaskets on the 98 S10 4.3l automatic with a Felpro head gasket kit NAPA sold me. After all was done and put back together, got into the cab and prayed for a startup. Didn't ...
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4.3/350 Chevy flywheel interchangeable?

I have a 1997 S10 I'm thinking of doing a V8 swap with in the future does anyone know if the flywheel off of a 4.3 Chevy would work on a older 350 Since they’re basically identical minus 2 cylinders ...
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1997 s10 4.3 misfire/dead cylinder

I have a 97 s10 4.3 W vin with 273k miles that sat for 3-4 years due to a bad clutch. Recently replaced the clutch and fuel pump got it running and the #5 cylinder was dead no spark replaced all 6 ...
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S-10 Truck Problems

When I'm driving and my foot is off the gas pedal, my truck slows down on its own faster than usual. I recently got my brake pads changed and ever since then when I brake it makes a loud sound. I don'...
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Chevrolet s10 AC blower motor

I have an 1989 s10 with a 4.3 l V6. I am having some trouble with the AC blower motor. In winter when I start my truck and switch on the heater or vent and slide the blower motor. It only kicks in at ...
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1989 Chevy S-10

When pulling out in first gear my Chevy S-10 jerks really hard and makes a grinding sound until I completely release the clutch. Is it my transmission going out or something to do with my clutch?
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Truck won't start when sitting for 8+ hours in cold, but will with gas pedal

I've had this problem on my truck (1996 Chevy S10) for about two years and it's steadily gotten worse. Whenever I leave the car sitting for over eight hours in a "cold" environment (the truck is ...
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My 96 s10 sounds like a jet engine

I have a Chevy S10('96) and when the vehicle is warmed up, it is very loud and doesn't accelerate fast from a stop. It's incredible how loud the engine gets and tries, but it doesn't calm down until ...
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1989 S10 AC Compressor not working

I was wondering if someone could help me with my AC unit.I drive a 1989 S10 Blazer with a 4.3 L v6 TBI engine.. I changed the ac clutch 3 months ago because the clutch was on its way out. Now that ...
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sputtering , my 98 s 10 2.2 is sputtering in low rpm still after changing fuel filter,plugs,wires and a craked exhaust manifold

from the begining is that my exhausts manifold cracked and later it started loosing power to a point that it die and i started it again. . i change the fuel filter and started right up but it began ...
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Low engine temp

2001 chevy s10 2.2 will not reach normal operating temp. First noticed when defroster was blowing cold. Replaced thermostat with Stant superstat with no change whatsoever. Coolant level is normal. Out ...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 dies, won't stay on after jump-start

My Chevrolet S10's battery light kept coming on while I was driving, and today it was driving just fine all day but when night came it died on me. I saw my dash lights began to dim so when I came to ...
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Chevrolet 1989 s10 blazer AC clutch noise

I drive an 89 s10 blazer with a 4.3l v6 engine with AC. I noticed that when i start the truck and leave the heater on, i hear a ticking noise from the hood. Examining under the hood, i noticed the ...
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Small coolant leak in after replacing the intake gasket

I have a Chevrolet s10 with a 4.3l v6 which just hit 200000 km . I got my mechanic to replace the intake manifold gasket two months ago after a huge coolant leak. It ran fine since then, however ...
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What is the normal (expected) idle on 1999 Chevy Blazer 4.3 V6

What is the normal (expected) idle under normal weather conditions. I think my Blazer idles too high even in the summer days. The current readings are about 1000-1100rpm cold and 600-700rpm warm. It ...
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Vehicle shakes when accelerating

I just bought a 2000 Chevy s10. It shakes when accelerating moderately in gears 3-5 (manual transmission). If I accelerate very gently, it doesn't happen. There is also a knocking noise every 1-2 ...
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1989 S10 Blazer Rear end differential

I have a 1989 S10 Blazer with an open differential. Due to the lack of traction on ice i want to replace the open differential with a limited slop differential. I was wondering if someone could tell ...
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What is the difference between Stage 1 & Stage 2 Performance chips for an '89 S10 Blazer?

I have an '89 S10 Blazer with a 4.3 L V6 TBI engine. The motor is all stock and I was thinking of putting in a performance chip in it to get some power out of the V6. I came across the terms stage 1 ...
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1989 s10 Blazer Cold Start issues

I have a 1989 S10 Blazer. The temperature here in Calgary drops to -30c during winter. It started up fine during the first week of this awful weather, but now it seems to struggle quite a bit. So I ...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L LS pickup - gas smell when starting

Engine has just been rebuilt. Replaced the fuel filter, gas cap, and EGR as well. I can smell gas outside when starting and when shut off. There are no visible gas leaks coming from the gas tank. ...
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1994 Chevy S10 2.2 L LS pickup-no heat or ac and sounds like a fast sewing machine

1994 Chevy S10 2.2 L LS pickup with rebuilt engine with new thermostat and new radiator. Replaced EGR, fuel filter, and gas cap. Idles loudly like a fast sewing machine. No heat or cool - fan blows. ...
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Oil in my radiator, but no water in my oil

I have a '95 Chevy S10 4.3 liter V6 Vortec. There was oil in my radiator so I replaced the intake gaskets. But, it has started doing it again. I changed the oil last week, but I now I'm about a ...
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Squeaky belt issues on '95 Chevy S10

I have had a loud belt squeak going on for a while now. I had the belt replaced about 6 months ago. I am able to hold a soap bar to it and it stops for my drive, as soon as I re-start car the sound ...
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Is a rebuild my only option with blue smoke on startup?

1992 Chevy S10 4.3L V6 2WD I read about putting SeaFoam in a gas tank instead of the crankcase because it takes away the carbon. I also read that is not necessarily a good thing in older vehicles ...
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vehicle will only pull when in 4 low. its a5 speed. at first it just happened to reverse but now it's the forward gears too

My 4x4 5 speed s10 blazer will only go when it's in 4 low. When it first happened it was only reverse but now it's the forward gears too
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1998 S10 Blazer Getting No Brake Pedal After Repair

Brakes worked fine before. Put on new brakes front and back. Put 2 new calipers in the rear. A pieced in high pressure brake hose. Getting no fluid when bleeding. The pedal keeps going to the floor. I ...
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1999 s10 radiator?, running, coolant system problems

Ok, we'll start from the beginning. I saw smoke coming out from under the hood so I opened the hood. There was coolant passing out a very small pen hole in the top right corner of my radiator. I ...
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2003 chchevorlet S-10 pickup truck

My abs light comes on but then it goes away my problem is when im coming to a complete stop you hear a noise a little motor sound and then the left side driver side like it pulls to the right side it ...
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Engine idle surging on startup & sputters during acceleration

So I don't know anything about cars. But my truck has been having a few problems. It starts up fine and then the idle is really weird, the RPM's surge. The motor keeps bogging down and when you try to ...
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HVAC blowing out of defroster and floor

1995 Chevy S-10 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 (vin W with PCM) - 230,000 miles original owner. I changed my IAC Valve today, and coincidentally, my HVAC started blowing out of the defroster and floor no ...
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'95 Chevy Blazer suddenly refuses to start

While driving my '95 Chevy Blazer (4.3L V6) on the highway, I pulled off to use a rest stop. The engine was (and has) been running/starting well, and upon returning to leave, the engine would not ...
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Acceptable amount of slack in a timing chain with high mileage?

1995 Chevy S-10 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 (vin W with PCM) - 230,000 miles original owner. FWIW, this model car/engine does not have timing chain inspection and/or changing as part of the routine ...
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Live scan tool for OBD 1.5 GM transitional?

1995 S-10 Blazer 4.3L Vortec V6 (vin W) with Powertrain Control Module (PCM) 1995 was the OBD transitional year for GM. The PCM itself is OBDI, but the interface connector has the 16-pin D-style ...
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What is an acceptable amount of up/down play in a distributor shaft?

1995 Chevy S-10 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 (vin W with PCM) - This is the distributor style with vertical cap posts. 230,000 miles original owner. EDIT: Please click on link below to see a photo of ...
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Air conditioning compressor

Can I remove the non working a/c compressor from my '85 Chevy S 10 Pu truck? It is not working and I want to get it out of the way.
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AC stopped blowing cold air

This is my question, the ac in my 2000 Chevy S10 2.2L stopped blowing cold air. the clutch doesn't seem to be engaging. I tried recharging the system but the gauge is up in the red zone already.
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Oil in the cooling system on S10 V-6 4.3 [closed]

2000 Chevy S10 w/4.3 V-6. The top radiator blew and began to overheat. I stopped and saw oil mixed with cooling fluid everywhere. I replaced the hose and thermostat, flushed the cooling system and ...