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Oil cap is milky, but the dipstick isn't and the coolant isn't bubbling. Please advise.
The discoloration likely represents the effects of entrained moisture in the oil on the cap surface. There can normally be a certain amount of condensation in an engine, for example as weather conditions change or if the engine sits for...
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Windshield wipers working intermittently, & sometimes won't shutoff
If there is a switch malfunction, it's possible that such could explain both faults. If the problem is not in the switch, then there could be a bad relay in the circuit (if so equipped), loose fuse, bad ground, and/or...
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Replaced alternator, still not charging battery.
It sounds like you could have a faulty voltage regulator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator not supplying enough power to the battery, resulting in undercharging the battery or not charging it...
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Applying brakes at stop lights and the vehicle slides.
Hello. If the brakes are staying applied and the wheels are locked but the vehicle begins to slide it is because of the slickness of the roadway. There is not going to be any way to prevent this unless you...
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all water comes out overflow tube on reserve tank
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues with the cooling system that would trigger coolant entering the overflow tank. If the system is overheating, then the cooling system is doing its job by utilizing the overflow tank....
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Mixing incandescent bulbs with LED's in a car
Generally speaking, mixing incandescent lights with led's should not be a problem. However, it has been my experience that there are a some vehicles that will use a lighting control module to control accessory lighting, and led's have much less...
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Motor on frame
If the "original" engine/transmission assembly was NOT interfering with the frame, and yet the replacement does, that means one of two things (or both) has occured: 1) the mounting bosses on the replacement block are in a different position than...
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Fuel pump stops and starts
It sounds like you may have either a poor connection to or from the relay, a poor connection to the fuel pump or potentially a fuel pump that is beginning to fail. When the fuel pump is beginning to fail,...
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clutch not working correctly
Hello there, many common faults will cause issues with the clutch on your 1998 Chevrolet S10. If the clutch line is continually disconnecting there are a few common faults. The most likely is a failing slave cylinder, air in the...
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Oil leak
Hi There, Unfortunately, there is not much you can do if the oil pan has two holes in it that are causing it to leak oil. This can cause major engine damage as you may know should the motor leak...
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Airbag on/off key switch is missing. Need to know if airbag is active or not.
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the switch is missing, and the electrical connections are not jumped (connected to each other without the switch in the middle), then the airbag circuit is open and it will not be active....
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speedometer dropped to 0 mph and 10 minutes later truck slowed to a dead stop 1998 Chevrolet S10
Hi there - yes, this could be the alternator failing to charge. If so, the battery would keep the engine running for a while, but would eventually be drained, and the engine would die. The alternator can be checked by...
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1997 s10 pick up 4.3 vortex ran out of gas Pitbull Back In It Now does not want to start
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle seems to be having issues with the fuel pump. If this is the original fuel pump that came with the vehicle, then running out of gas may have caused it to fail....
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ticking at idle
Hi there. The lifters are sticking causing the push rods to be loose and tap on the rocker arms. Put one quart of ATF in the engine oil and run the engine for 15 minutes at 3,000 rpm's. Then change...
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Exhuost pipe in way of Starter wires
The most efficient thing to do is request an electrical repair. The responding mechanic will install a power supply cable of adequate length and gauge and then re-route the cable in the engine compartment, away from hot spots such as...
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not starting up
Hi there. If your S10 isn't starting, it's typically caused by either fuel, air or ignition system components that are faulty. If you've recently replaced the crankshaft position sensor, it's possible that the electrical harness or connection to this sensor...
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What would cause my transmission to not shift
One cause to rule out is low fluid level or a plugged transmission fluid filter. Delayed shifts can also be caused by internal hydraulic leaks in the valve body or failing internal transmission seals found on clutch pack pistons and...
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Truck clicks one time but wont turn over.
Hi there. If the starter was replaced, first check the battery cables to the starter and make sure that they are tight. If the cables are tight, then the issue could be that the clutch may have broke causing the...
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Truck isn't starting
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several tests you will want to consider at this point. It would appear that there is some kind of electrical fault revolving around the headlight circuit. One thing you can do is...
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Vehicle's engine stops turning over when at speed.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have one of two possible issues. The issue of idling and stalling may be related to a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake...

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