20 Most Recent 1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Questions & Answers

check cruise control unit.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 13, 2018

Running way too rich, and on 1996 many faults will not set a code. Possible bad coolant temp sensor. Possible leaky injectors or bad fuel pressure regulator.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 12, 2018

You need to take it to a qualified repair technician like this guy ! Because neither of you have a clue an never will . Lights on check for code's .

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1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 08, 2018

I assume it could be the key barrel
the brushers sticking on the starter loose /corroded earth cable to the engine or solonoid breaking down

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Charcoal ... in a petrol tank ... !

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017

check the compression in the cylinders.

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1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Problem sounds like a front oil pump in the transmission, but you need to take it to a transmission shop for a full diagnosis.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 28, 2017

I looked at wiring diagrams at bbbindustries: the orange wire to the 20 amp htr fuse is direct from the ignition switch. You might check: that orange wire splices to the 10 amp brake fuse (fuse #12). check if that also has any voltage problems.
There are two black fusible links that supply power to the ignition switch. the fusible links come from the battery junction block.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 26, 2017

Make sure all cables and connections are clean and tight

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 12, 2017

first have the fault codes read--that saves a lot of cash and heart ache
next buy a workshop manual as that will show you where all the bits are that are from the fault codes
the codes found will indicate were the problem is
could be in the wires , servo/ solenoids or TCM
if there is nothing mechanical wrong with the transmission ( you haven't mention any problems ) then changing the transmission is a waste of time
knowing that it is a GM product and GM does not agree to transmission oil changes ( sealed transmissions) it is probably just dirty oil so a service could be the answer to your problems

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 28, 2017

Sound's like it break down due to no oil or water circulate
the engine. Or wrong spark plug gap. So it increase too much heat.

-Try this:
1. Flush the engine. Flush the coolant.
2. Check spark plug gap (Adjust to correct gap)
3. Check oil pressure. If it's low then new oil pump is need.

Good Luck


1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Here is the drive cycle procedure for that vehicle, and let me know if you require any further assistance.

Running an OBD-II Drive Cycle

The purpose of the OBD-II drive cycle is to run all of the onboard diagnostics. The drive cycle should be perfomed when any trouble codes are erased from the PCM or if the battery was dis-connected. Performing the drive cycle will reset the monitors so that any further trouble codes can be detected.

The OBD-II system drive cycle begins with a cold start with the coolant temperature below 120 degrees F. and the coolant and the air temperature sensors within 10 degrees of each other. (The ignition key must not be "on" or in the "Run" position until the cold start or the heated O2 sensor diagnostic might not start)

1. As soon as the vehicle starts up, idle the engine in drive for two and a half minutes with the AC and the rear defrost on if equipped with a rear window defroster. The OBD-II will check the O2 sensor circuits, the air pump, and the EVAP purge.

2. After the two and a half minutes turn off the AC and the rear window defrost, and then accelerate to 55 mph at half throttle. OBD-II checks for any ignition mis-fires, fuel trim, and canister purge.

3. Hold steady at 55 mph for three minutes. OBD-II monitors the EGR system, the air pump, the O2 sensors and the canister purge.

4. After the three minutes decelerate down to 20 mph without using the brakes or the clutch. OBD-II checks the EGR and the purge functions.

5. Accelerate back up to 55 mph at half throttle. OBD-II checks for mis-fires, fuel trim, and purge functions again.

6. Hold steady at 55 mph for five minutes. OBD-II will monitor catalytic converter efficiency, for any mis-fires, EGR function, fuel trim, O2 sensor operation, and purge functions.

7. Decelerate to a stiop without using the brakes or the clutch. OBD-II makes a final check of the EGR system and the canister purge functions.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 04, 2016

There is a switch on the brake pedal that you must fix. This allows you to shift out of park only after the brake is applied.
Assuming since it goes in Park that its an automatic otherwise if its a shifter on the floor there is an actuator under the rubber around the shifter which if you lift it up yiou will find that you can manually move the piece which allows you to move the shifter.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 17, 2016

I have found vac. leaks by taking a can of starter fluid and lightly spraying the hoses you suspect are bad, do one at a time and see if the engine revs. up, if it does you have a vac. leak close to where you sprayed the starting fluid.......Hope that helps...

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 09, 2015

Fuel pressure is a little low. Will it start with a couple shots of carb spray in the throttle body? If it does and continues to run than the fuel pump is not providing enough pressure to to open the mechanical poppet valves on the end of the injectors. minimum fuel pressure is 58 psi. One PSI below spec is enough to make it not start.

Also check to make sure there is spark at each cylinder. just because there is spark at the ignition coil does not mean it is getting the the spark plugs. you may have a bad cap or a rotor that is burned through.

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1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 05, 2015

There is, you just don't have the tools. I take them out from under the dash.

1996 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 18, 2015

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