16th Dec 2001, 15:35

Did they try the strut mounts? Did They check the sway bar? Is it coming from the rear? The ONLY way they can say if you're racing is by the tire wear.

These kind of questions should come from you service advisor's mouth.

12th Jan 2002, 00:12

I had the 4 cyl. 2000 Extreme S-10 as well.

I heard the same thumping when I got on the brakes. I was told it was the ABS system. I still don't believe it to this day.

I also heard what you suspect is the throw-out bearing making noise when the clutch was out... only I heard it at 3000 miles and that's with it getting worse from 1200 miles. Furthermore, I only drive stick and am rather good at it.

Little things in the cabin often broke with normal use and the gas mileage is terrible.

Know how I remedied the problem? After 3 months of ownership, I took the loss on it and changed from being a lifelong Chevy man.

I am now the proud owner of a 2001 Ford Mustang and a two time member of Generation X. Once by birth, once by being an eX-Chevy man.

30th Sep 2002, 10:30

I feel ya... I currently have a 2000 Extreme and after a couple of weeks I noticed little things just not being right. I heard the thumping sound when I cornered, but soon (very soon) figured out that the turning radius on this puppy sucks and I was hitting the wheel well with the tires - wasn't hearing it over the music so go figure. Needless to say I try not to make u-turns if I can help it. I also get the thumping sound when I break, but I've learned to take it easy and give myself space - hope I never have to slam on them. The gas sucks and the ride is not smooth at all - every little pebble on the road feels like I ran over a small child. I've only had it since January and like so many others am planning on getting rid of it soon. It's a sweet looking truck, but it's definitely not put together like it's larger brothers. Guess you live and learn...

28th Nov 2002, 04:25

I am leasing a 2001 s-10. The clutch switch has been replaced, clutch master cylinder, tail gate, thrid door, thrid gear, wiring harnesses, cluster and it goes on and on. I ahve had a very hard time getting compensation for all the time it has been in the shop being fixed. They can not led me a rental because I am under 21, so this just cuts into my time.

7th May 2003, 14:28

I also Have a 2000 S-10 4Cyl. (33,000 Miles)

Interior Parts just fall off on their own.

I have the same clutch noise and braking problems as you guys.

The Horn just stopped working.

The "Check Engine Soon" Light is on 3 out of 4 weeks in a month for no apparant reason.

The bed is loose.

Mystery dings show up overnight (it seems)

I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep it; I switched over from MOPAR so maybe ford?

21st Sep 2007, 13:58

I have a 2000 Extreme LS 4.3L auto. This is the only way to go-engine wise. Out of normal maintenance (I go by the book and my mech's advice) I had the water pump, oil cooler lines and block heater replaced at 65,000km. They cheated and put all this under warranty which expired at 60k. The reason these items went was likely the climate-Manitoba, where -50Celsius is common in the winter and is very heard on parts when they cool so quickly after being heated up.

Other than that, changed tires at 100,000km just as expected and front rotors too. That's a cheap fix and most places offer lifetime warranties. Nothing more important than brakes and tires.

The truck rides awesome, the engine is reliable and indestructible. It looks good, sounds good, handles OK for a mini truck and the low ride is just outright cool. If I had a nickle for every time someone offered to buy it... I would have lots of nickels. Someone offered to trade me a 99 F-150 straight up... go figure. Ford's are not for me.

A great truck, I would buy a new one if they hadn't switched to Canyon/Colorado.

27th May 2009, 11:54

All I can say is what you are saying is starting to make me reconsider the things I have dismissed in the past because of negative reviews that I have read.

I have a 2000 S-10 with the 2.2L engine. Yes, it's underpowered. Cigarettes are bad for you too. Some things are just understood.

The only problem I have had with it was a coolant leak that it had when I first got it. I had to find it because the dealer never checked it with the engine running.

I bought it used, and got a great deal. I think it was because of this "problem".

It has performed admirably for 100K. It no longer leaks coolant, and has no other problems.

When gas was a 4 dollars a gallon, and E85 was a 2 dollars, there were a few months where it almost made it's own payments.

By all means, keep giving up on trucks like this, it allows me to get great deals on them used.

14th Dec 2009, 21:14

This is the second 2000+ S10 I have owned. I used to have an automatic, now I have a 2001 S10 that is standard.

OK, I started hearing noises coming from it seemed the clutch. It was whining and grinding sounds. You could feel how rough it was if you put your hand on the shifter. Finally one day while driving, it just wouldn't go into gear and the clutch pedal had no pressure. It soon would build back pressure and I could drive. When driving about 65-70mph in 5th, the noises are apparent. When at idle in neutral, if you just press in the clutch the noise will start until you depress it. Some people told me the throwout bearing. Anyone else wanna give an opinion???

I agree with yall on how underpowered they are. To me it's kinda ridiculous. The gas mileage isn't what it should be for a 2.2l, but it's still OK. I like S10's over all other small trucks. I've had 4 Rangers and I don't think I'll ever get another one.