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My truck will not start, it is getting fire all cylinders but no luck starting it! What can you tell me to look for?
Hi there. On mid-90's V-6 engines, the problems with starting are typically caused by fuel flow restrictions. In many cases, its the fuel pump or fuel pump relay that is faulty or broken. Another possibility is that the fuel filter...
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85 chevy s10 dash electrical problems gauges all drop when dash lights are on
Definitely check that the stereo was installed properly. If you can't find a wiring diagram online, try a local stereo installer. They might be able to help you out. GM products, particularly in the 80's, were prone to gauge issues....
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All my light work when truck off start truck all lights work except headlights go out
If the headlights are working intermittently (i.e., turn off after you start the truck), there is a loose connection, faulty relay or switch, or other electrical problem in the headlight circuit. When the problem occurs, you can find the fault...
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Need estimate on blown head gasket repair for 1996 s10 4.3 v6
Head gasket replacement sometimes requires machine shop work. If the head and block are not flat within an incredibly tiny tolerance (often .002 inches), it's a waste of time to replace the gasket as it will just leak anew. So,...
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1986 Chevy s10 with 171000 miles. Automatic with manual 4wd. Knocking/grinding noise when driving, any speed, worse when going straight.
Hi there. Look under the vehicle and see if the frame bracket is loose and dragging under the vehicle. If there is nothing dragging under the vehicle, then either the brakes are sticking and rubbing on the rotors or the...
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Rotor
If you are referring to the front brakes, the larger size rotor will only fit the vehicle if it has 4WD. The smaller rotor is for RWD only vehicles. The two rotors are not interchangeable. If you need new brake...
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Rough idle and there is a raw fuel smell coming from the exhaust.
If the spark plugs were replaced and there is too much fuel in the exhaust system, then the injectors are leaking and not spraying (atomizing) the fuel properly. A leaking fuel o-ring will make the fuel puddle up outside of...
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transmission repair
The transmission tag ID on your present 4WD transmission is "1TAD" (you'll see the tag under a bolt or riveted onto the transmission). However, the transmission that was used on the rear wheel drive only version of your truck has...
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What makes my trailblazer start and die repeatedly? I have changed fuel pump and steering column whats next?
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you address the steering column, I am assuming that you replaced the ignition switch. This is one component that may cause this issues, but you are most likely dealing with an air, fuel,...
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Truck won't start without putting gas in the intake
Most vehicles will use up the most amount of fuel during start up. Taking this into consideration, it is possible that your engine is not being primed with fuel properly due to a restriction in the fuel system. This could...
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Is it safe to drive truck to mechanic? The fuel line is leaking gas 1996 Chevrolet S10
Hi there - NO, it is never safe to drive a vehicle with a fuel leak. Fumes are more likely to ignite than liquid, and any spark or exposure to a hot exhaust can instantly create a fire! Better to...
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Truck wont start with brand new battery?
There are several possible reasons for a vehicle to crank and not start. A bad fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, faulty injectors, bad ecu, failed ignition coil, or a malfunctioning sensor. It will first be necessary to figure out if...
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My truck spits, chugs and dies when accelerating
It sounds like you may have a fuel pressure problem or a problem getting enough fuel through to the carburetor (judging by the year, assuming it is a carburetor motor). You may also want to check the distributor advance as...
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My 98 s10 2.2 starts and idles but when u give it gass it acks like its sucking air like a vacuum. Starving for fuel . no power .
Hi there. Based on what you've described, it appears you have multiple ignition and fuel system component issues causing these symptoms on your Chevrolet S-10. The rich idle situation (causing the black plugs) can be caused by damaged O2 sensors,...
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My 98 s10 2.2 starts and idles but when u give it gass it acks like its sucking air like a vacuum. Starving for fuel . no power .
Hello there. Not sure if you've already asked this question or not, but based on what you've described, it appears you have multiple ignition and fuel system component issues causing these symptoms on your Chevrolet S-10. The rich idle situation...
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How much it is to fix a camshaft? 1996 Chevy S10
Hi there - unfortunately, camshaft replacement is not a service YourMechanic currently offers. Thanks for thinking of us however!
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Backup lights don't work. Replaced a bad backup switch. When put in reverse the fuse blows.
When the reverse light switch was replaced and the fuse burns instantly when the reverse lights come on, then there is a direct short with the reverse light circuit. Check all of the wiring from the reverse light switch to...
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My injectors are not pulsing.
Have the power and control circuits for the injectors been tested? If the injectors do have power, but no ground control from the computer to turn them on there may be a fault in the circuit or the electronic control...
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How much do I charge to replace fuel pump
Hi there. Unfortunately, it would not be very responsible or professional for us to tell you how to bill one of your customers for this type of repair. You might want to consult with local mechanics in your area to...
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I am looking for a long-lasting and reliable oil pump.
The best parts you can buy for the vehicle are original equipment parts that were designed to be used from the factory. General Motors vehicles mainly used ACDelco and if you cannot find any at the parts stores, you can...

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