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Automatic Transmission problems of the 1998 Chevrolet S10



12 problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 1998 Chevrolet S10.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 10/20/2007

Transmission shifting very hard into second gear. Now transmission does not shift into second at all and there is no reverse. Apparently this problem with the 4l60e transmission is very common.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 03/07/2006

When you drive the truck for approx 1 hour, the transmission goes into high gear and will not come out until it cool down. It throws a cel lamp. When you stop with the transmission warm, it shifts very hard from 1st to second.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 06/14/2004

Transmission front seal blew out at speed on free-way. Dumping fluid. Transmission needed to be rebuilt with only 59000 miles on it.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 05/30/2004

I own an 1998 chevy S10 pick-up truck. Some time last year I started to get a p1870 trouble code. When I took it to the dealer I was told that my transmission needed to be replaced at the cost of $2,300. At the time the transmission only had 61,000 miles on it. I researched the problem and found that this is a big problem with these transmissions. I believe that gm should take responsibility for this faulty transmission.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 5
Failure Date: 12/17/2003

1998 chevy S10 4 cyl. 74,000 miles transmission shifting hard, check engine light comes on and has code 1870. Shop says transmission needs to be replaced. Ran across hundreds and hundreds of this same complaint on the internet.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 6
Failure Date: 11/30/2000

Reverse does not always engage when it is shifted from park to reverse.


car   Automatic Transmission problem 7
Failure Date: 09/01/1999

Reverse gear does not. Vehicle is currently in the shop for repairs.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 8
Failure Date: 12/22/1998

Vechicle has been in shop several times for the same thing. Leaning down 1-3/4inch on left side of truck.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 9
Failure Date: 09/15/1998

Automatic transmission o-ring is leaking. Yh.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 10

Automatic transmission leaks between the first and second shift.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 11

When accelerating from 1st gear there is a sudden "bang" in transmission which interrupts acceleration. Truck has been in for same repairs 3 times with no change in condition after minimum mileage accumulated. Please describe details.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 12

Reclining handle on seat are very hard to pull up, passenger side handle broke off leaving seat stuck in one position. Passenger seat slides into dash when brakes are applied. Throttle sticks at trottle body and transmision cooler line leaks.