1995 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2L from North America


An electrical nightmare


The water pump went out at 60,000 miles.

The air conditioner went out at 90,000 miles.

The windshield wiper motor went out at 50,000 miles.

There is a short in the truck that keeps on draining batteries. I've taken it to three mechanics that can't find the cause. I am really tired of replacing batteries more than anything.

General Comments:

The truck is as tough as nails.

It will haul anything you can fit in it.

It will pull anything that I put behind it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th February, 2003

5th Mar 2004, 11:42

For anyone who reads this. If ANY car has an electrical problem, don't buy it or get rid of it. Electrical problems almost always expand exponentially. You almost never find the problem, spend thousands in investigative work, and lose your hair in frustration. Had a friend who looked at an Audi with the O2, and temperature lights on. He didn't think that was extremely important to its running so he bought it. Well, he has put about $4000 into it and surprising enough it's dead in his driveway. Shorts or lights always on in dash=problems, problems, problems. So save yourself the headache.

15th Dec 2004, 19:42

Hog wash. It takes patience to find some shorts, and someone who can do it, not just someone who says they can and will take your money for not fixing it. If they can't do it, they shouldn't be charging for it, and you shouldn't be paying for it. Period.

4th Jan 2006, 22:23

I found the same electrical problem in my 1995 LS pickup, so after an exhaustive hunt of the problem I tightened the screws (2) of the starter motor (under the truck) and it solved the problem; I am not an expert, but it worked for me!!!

15th Jun 2007, 05:25

I had a similar problem with a 1995 Sonoma. Many batteries and just could not figure it out initially. It turned out to be the ignition switch. It would not turn completely off and would stay in the accessory mode. However, this just happened every once in awhile. Even though the key is out of the ignition, you must jiggle the ignition switch to get turn if off. Problem solved. This happened in the the first 30k miles of use. Change the ignition switch or jiggle the switch. LOL.

1995 Chevrolet S-10 LS Ext. Cab 2.2L from North America


I drove it to work, got what I paid for


2.2 L Head-gasket leaks water.

Windshield wiper circuit board.


Drives Seat foam gone, seat hinge ate holes in my left hand back pocket.

Input bearing in transmission when out.

Changed Clutch at 110,000, has been eating throw-out bearing every 30,000 since then, now they have changed to platic throw-out bearing, that will never work.

General Comments:

It has been a good truck, but had I not been a mechanic in my fore more life, it could have put me in the poor house. The engine and Transmission in my 1988 where much more suited for a small truck. My wife 1995 Caviler with the 2.2L had the same head gasket leak, dealership paid for her new head-gasket, but won't pay for the S-10, same engine, same problem, people at GM are idiots.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2003

1995 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 Vortec from North America


Hats off to Chevrolet for making a great and powerful 4x4 that doesn't look and ride like one.


Bench Seat Rattles.

Button on the 4 wheel drive handle pops out.

Dome light switch to door broken, have to use manual dome on dash to turn on light.

Cushion on drivers seat worn, but too costly to replace.

General Comments:

Moves 0-60 very, very quickly and handles well through corners.

Interior materials used were not of good quality. For being only seven years old, the door panels are faded as well as the dash.

As far as reliability goes, I've used it for 5,000 miles and just love the truck. As far as I'm aware, nothing has ever failed mechanically and outside of the wear and tear I've listed, it drives and appears almost new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2002