Chevrolet S10 Parts And Chevrolet S10 Accessories
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Chevrolet S10 Transmission Failure 101
The Chevrolet S10 was manufactured by Chevrolet from 1982 to 2003.although production continued in Brazil until 2004. Two generations of the S-10 was rolled out during the 22 years that it was on the market. It appealed to people from different walks of life due its roomy cab, high levels of standard and optional equipment. Transmission failure is one of the problems you may have with your S-10. The key to solving transmission problems is knowing what important parts you should inspect for glitches.
Transmission fluid issue
The first thing that you should do is to check for transmission fluid leak. Inspect the area where you park your car and see if there is a spot of red fluid. Also, check your transmission fluid level because low fluid is a major cause of transmission failure. Remove the transmission dipstick and wipe it clean with a rag or cloth. With your engine running, put the dipstick back in the dipstick tube and take it out again. Then, check if the transmission fluid level is low and add fluid if needed.
Smell and inspect the fluid too. If the fluid smells burnt and is dark brown or black, you have a transmission fluid issue that may already have caused damage to the transmission. In such case, you need to replace the fluid and the screen. For best results, replace the fluid through the cooling system, particularly if the fluid has a burnt odor. The fluid in the torque converter remains if the pan is dropped and the fluid is drained. If the fluid has small metal flakes or chunks aside from having a burnt smell, you would need to have a new transmission.
Faulty transmission parts
If you have ruled out fluid problems, inspect the transmission next for any leaks, broken wires or faulty parts. If you have manual transmission, clutch damage is typical. This happens when the clutch plate deteriorates over time and inhibits a proper connection between the engine and the transmission. If this is the case, you need to replace the clutch.
If you hear excessive transmission noise, you need to check the gear synchronizers because this is a sign that they are worn-out. Damaged synchronizers may lead to hard shifts or gear grinding. You also need to inspect the clutch hydraulic cylinders for defects because defective ones will not hold adequate pressure and may leak clutch fluid. This may result to a soft and erratic clutch pedal feel and incorrect clutch disengagement when the clutch pedal is pressed. Check the shifting solenoid.which regulates when the transmission shifts.for malfunctions too.
Ignition switch flaw
Corrosion is a common issue with the ignition switch and it can also cause lack of battery voltage down to the transmission. Turn the ignition switch on and test for power in a transmission fuse by using a test light. If the fuse has power, the problem is most likely with the transmission. On the other hand, if the fuse does not have power, the problem is most likely a faulty ignition switch.