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Transfer Case Problems of Chevrolet S10



Chevrolet S10 owners have reported 8 problems related to transfer case (under the power train category).

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Chevrolet S10 1
Failure Date: 11/17/2010

The four wheel drive actuator on top of the transfer case failed- actuator I when it failed it allowed transfer case fluid to be drawn into the vacuum system of the vehicle causing problems with four wheel drive engagement and disengagement. The four wheel drive attempted to engage at 65mph on the expressway. It also caused the heater controls not to work properly. The truck needs to have the actuators (5), the vacuum tank, the vacuum lines and the heater control. A 1400. 00 repair bill I will have to cover.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Chevrolet S10 2
Failure Date: 10/20/2007

The four wheel drive actuator on top of the transfer case failed- actuator is vacuum actuated and when it failed it allowed transfer case fluid to be drawn into the vacuum system of the vehicle causing problems with four wheel drive engagement and disengagement. But the worst problem is that the fluid caused the heater controls, also vacuum activated, not to work properly so that the vehicle windshield could not be defogged or defrosted, which is a safety problem because of the lack of visibility. It is a known defect with this vehicle but g. M. Refuses to acknowledge the manufacturing problems. The dealer had to replace all the actuators (5), the vacuum tank, the vacuum lines and the heater control.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2000 Chevrolet S10 3
Failure Date: 09/14/2005

On 2 different occasions within the past month, the 4wd has engaged while driving. The truck sounded as if the truck was running in 4 wd while on bare roads. This occurred during normal weather and driving conditions--once while driving about 30 mph getting off an interstate ramp and the other at 55 mph on a main road. After coming to a complete stop, putting the truck into 4wd, then into 2wd and backing up, the 4wd disengaged and ran normally. Gm has recommended taking it to a dealership.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2000 Chevrolet S10 4
Failure Date: 04/11/2005

My 2000 chevy S10 4x4 (purchased from courtesy Chevrolet, phoenix, az) broke down on 8/12/03 due to the transmission slipping out of gear and making a grinding noise between reverse & park when I stopped. The truck would not go into drive, and I had to be towed to the nearest dealer (gateway Chevrolet in avondale, az) approx. 65 miles away. After the truck was checked out the next day, the service advisor called to say there was nothing wrong with the truck and that it shifted into all gears and ran normal. (note: there were 82,278 miles on the truck at that time and I had the 100,000 mile extended warranty). On several other occasions before and after this event, I experienced a sudden revving up of the engine, which stopped after several rapid depressions of the accelerator. On 4/11/05, while on vacation in California, the exact problem occured again, except this time, after being towed again to the nearest dealer (coalinga motors, inc. , coalinga, CA), it was found the transmission was in need of replacement, as well as the shift forks in the transfer case.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Chevrolet S10 5
Failure Date: 02/11/2005

4-wheel drive system has failed repeatedly. The vehicle has been at the dealer 4 times with-in 35 days. The 4-wheel drive system would not engage on several occassions. Currently the system will not dis-engage and the vehicle is stuck in 4-wheel drive low. The dealer continues to repair the problem, but it doesn't solve it. The dealer has had to replace the encoder actuator motor and the modular 2-3 times already and once again the vehicle is back in the shop, needing another modular.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 1996 Chevrolet S10 6
Failure Date: 06/21/2004

Vehicle fire due to transfer case fluid being expelled from vent hose onto the right exhaust manifold. This is the third fire in 1995 and 1996 s-series gm trucks I have investigated in the past twelve months that have had the same origin of an engine compartment fire.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2000 Chevrolet S10 7
Failure Date: 01/05/2004

I have a 2000 s-10 zr2 and my 4wd hi dont work, module on transfer case broke, also computer behind dash that controls 4wd doesnt work correctly. 100's of dollars to fix. Honestly push button 4wd was a mistake in the first place. There was never anything wrong with the old 4wd shifter on the floor. Mnufacturers should think more of quality not convenience. Now its the middle of winter and I got a truck with only 4wd lo. How lovely.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2000 Chevrolet S10 8
Failure Date: 02/18/2003

While driving at any speed and when the brakes were depressed there was extended stopping distance. A certified mechanic found that the brakes were wearing out too frequently for this type of vehicle. The consumer stated that the brakes are to weak to stop the large vehicle. At 61,000 miles the consumer drove the vehicle 2wd when the 4wd activation failed causing 900. 00 in damage.