I bought this SUV a few weeks ago, so I will list what it needed when bought.
I had to have the rear main seal replaced, it was leaking pretty badly, but for 197,000 miles it's nothing really.
The throttle body had to be cleaned and dipped from heavy carbon deposits, the central vacuum was really low, so this cured the problem.
All tune up parts replaced.
Oxygen sensor was needing to be replaced, so I did. (code came up)
Replaced the idler arm.
It needs new CV joints, the ones in it are a gonner!
Replaced the noisy idler pulley.
Replaced hoses, thermostat, and flushed cooling system.
I bought this truck for a mere $800 cash from an original owner. It needed a serious wax job and a good cleaning (black paint is impossible to keep clean). It was cared for pretty well, the owner just bought a new Jimmy, so they didn't need this one. I just put another $600 into the truck, but it runs and looks really good, and it's worth it to me. The owners were very up front with me on the repairs needed, which is rare.
I feel safe in this truck, since I just sold my 1990 Subaru Justy (that is the smallest little car I have ever driven). It's much more solid, and 100 times more room.
Good looking SUV. Very rugged appearance.
4 wheel drive, need I say more? Love it.
Drives very well on and off road.
20th Dec 2005, 00:06
My s10 has 207500 miles on it and it keeps going. I have only had to replace the water pump. It still has the original clutch. It is a sweet little dependable truck, and it is not giving up yet.