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truck wont shift into gear with engine running
Hi Matt. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing is typically an indication of a faulty master cylinder. However, it's also possible that other clutch components or even the flywheel itself are the sources of your problem. It...
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My S10 cranks but wont start.I have spark. New battery.Somedays it starts somedays it doesnt.Also leaves a gas smell.Help?
The shaking is likely a result of the motor not firing completely and starving for fuel. It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know,...
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Hi when I drive my truck for a while and stop at the store or something and restart my truck it reads hotter than it should
Hi there. In general, worn out coolant tubes, or a radiator with worn out radiator coils and fins are the root sources of an engine that is running hotter than it should. This problem can also be caused by a...
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Q: My truck is back firing
Installing a radio should not cause any issues unless you knocked something loose in the engine compartment. Double check any areas you worked on to make sure nothing got dislodged. Scan the computer for codes and double check the air...
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Why does the oil cooler line keep coming out of the radiator in my 2002 Chevrolet S10
Hi there. These couplings that hold the line into the radiator are very temperamental. If the clip is not installed exactly how it should then the line will continue to pop off. There is a special way to install these...
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P0200 code. Not turning over. Headlights go off with key in on position
You will need to try to get a jump start so engine turns over fast enough to start and see if you still get codes P0200 for injector circuit. If no start then will need to have systems diagnosed to...
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Rebuilding double cardan joint
Rebuilding Cardon joints is a challenge to even the most experienced mechanic. If you like puzzles and have a high threshold of frustration, have at it. But there are many companies these days that specialize in rebuilding driveshafts and axles...
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Had a P0200 (open injector circuit) code thrown earlier in the day but continued to drive with no issues.Also the check engine lig
If you are losing power to electrical system when you turn key on and try to start it then you may have a bad alternator not recharging the battery. Have the battery and charging system tested if you can get...
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High idle and poor gas on my 92 Chevy s10 4.3 . How can I fix this?
Hi Dominga. Thanks for submitting your question today. There could be several mechanical problems causing the high idle and excessive fuel consumption. Usually, it is something simple - like a loose vacuum line, dirty or damaged mass air flow sensor...
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Only runs full throttle
Measure engine compression. Check intake vacuum to get an indirect indication of whether valves are sticking or not. Check base ignition timing and advance function and, finally, look at secondary firing patterns on an oscilloscope to determine if the issue...
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1991 s10 cranks but no start
Hello, thank you for writing in. You may want to start by making sure your air intake and throttle body are all clean and working well. Then, perform a compression test to make sure the engine itself is not your...
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1992 S10 pickup 4.3ltr V6 misfires bad and continues to destroy distributor caps
Misfiring can be ignition or fuel related, not to mention the mechanical (engine condition) causes. If the air fuel ratio is off due to lean operation for example (vacuum leak, fuel pump failing, etc.) the engine may misfire. To distinguish...
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Can I swap a motor of a 1997 2.2 long block Cavalier to a 2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2
The two motors are from two different years and one is a car and other a truck motor. The two motors have different specifications for compression and camshafts internally. You will also have different external problems with sensors, fuel injection...
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Whirring noise at idle,goes away when I accelerate, removed serpentine belt and still made noise. ...PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS
It might be the idle air control (IAC) valve/motor. Inasmuch as the noise briefly continues after shut down the cause is not mechanical in nature but rather is in an electrical component or something involving movement of air. The noise...
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I have a 2002 chevy s10 pickup and while im driving 60mph my rpm will go up to 3000 and the engine will tev but the mph stays the
Hi Mari. Thanks for sending your question to us today. In most cases, a lack of acceleration like you're describing is due to the transmission slipping. Sometimes this is due to dirty transmission fluid while in other cases, it's a...
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2002 s-10 4 wheel drive question when you press 4 wheel drive button either hi or low it blinks once and goes back to 2 wheel dri
Check to see if hose hooks to the air cleaner assembly? As far as the 4x4 not shifting you may have a transfer case not shifting internally and will cause the problem. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check...
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Truck wont start in the rain
This could be an ignition coil that may be starting to fail, but is more prevalent in the cold weather or rain. Generally, this is common when the coils begin to break down and heat cycling occurs, however the opposite...
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Truck overheating but gage is not moving and no coolant flow thru clear line univesal tank
You may have a clogged radiator cap so coolant can go into overflow tank and back into radiator. Check cooling fan clutch to see if it is locking up as it should.
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Brakes catch while driving
The drums should be inspected to see if they are actually round. Another possibility is a high spot on one of the brake shoes. The mechanic who adjusts the valves (ref: your earlier question) can pinpoint the issue for you...

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