I also have the same truck... not one bad thing I can say about it. Mine has 396,000 original miles with the original engine and trans; nothing major ever done to either of them.
Now my question is do you know what type of trans came in the truck? 700r4? I don't have a clue... but mine is finally getting tired, and I need to hunt a new or rebuilt one down.
Thanks, Matt from Michigan.
To check the gear ratio on your differential, either call the dealership and give them your VIN#, they can tell, or if it's not original, get a wire brush and scrub the axle for the number to give to the dealership. It should be on the passenger side of the axle to the front.
I am wondering how do you get to it, to take it off the steering wheel to replace it.
I am trading my 97 S10 with 238,000 on it, for a 93 Chevy 1500 extended cab with 127k.
The S10 has been great, my uncle bought it new in 97. It has the 2.2 engine.
Anyway, seeing all of these positive comments on here has me excited. You can't beat the gas MPG of the S10 at 28 MPG, but I have a set of twin girls and a 6 week old baby, oh and my ol' lady LOL. They gripe, or the wife gripes about me working so much; now they can all come with me. We have a mini van, but I can't exactly throw s**t in the back like you can a truck. Have been a CHEVY MAN forever, right after my dad. My first truck was a 3/4 ton short bed 4x4, and I'm sure the things that broke, broke because I was 16-18 years old. I've got great pics of being towed home the night/day of my senior prom with no rear axle (covered in mud) I might add.
CHEVROLET IS THE S**T. Some great memories in that old Chevy!!! Are ya with me fellas?