Model year 1984 Year of manufacture 1983 First year of ownership 1990 Most recent year of ownership 1996 Engine and transmission 2. We are the leading source of Professional Diagnostic and Repair Information used by over 75,000 repair professionals. The model was sold for ten more years before it was finally dropped in 2004 due to its inability to keep up with other competitors in the market. One of the front wheel bearing went bad. It was pretty comical watching me climb hills at 30mph on the interstate in 2nd gear and then go flying down the other side to try and get it into 4th overdrive. Year of manufacture 1984 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 1. The little Isuzu built 1.
Upon initial release, the engine of the S15 was considered weak. Autolite spark plugs had a tendency to crack on the insulator. Yes Review Date: 17th May, 2010 Faults: Nothing major went wrong with it. It's my secondary car, so it is not used that often, but on the drivetrain point it is ultra-reliable. Had a habit of springing an exhaust leak at the converter.
During that time, compact pickup trucks were extremely popular in the United States and upon entering the market, the S15 instantly found itself at the heat of the action. I have never seen so many things go wrong on one vehicle. General Comments: I drove it daily for two years. The reverse light bulbs burned out. To address this complaint, the model was equipped with a 4.
I don't know when I will get it retired, but I am sure it will give me some more years of good service after sitting for around 10 years in the driveway of my neighbour. During the first few years of its popularity, foreign automakers like Toyota dominated this arena and American car makers were noticeably out of the picture. No Review Date: 29th December, 2004. When I sold it it was ready for a clutch. Faults: The headliner has unglued from a leak in the corner of the windshield. Model year 1984 Year of manufacture 1984 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 2. The floor rotted from the previously mentioned water leak.
Amazingly enough, I was able to continue to use gears 1,2 and 4. I find that your program is a great tool for those of us that love to tinker, with cars. It averaged 21 mpg in the city, and about 26 mpg on the highway. The 700 R4 transmission blew out 3rd gear at a stoplight one day. But apart from that, they were also inexpensive alternatives to the bigger pickup truck options that were offered in the market. A lot of people patronized these fun, versatile, and cool vehicles because they were extremely handy and useful for every driving. Patched it myself for free.
Worst of all, the front differential broke open when it was property of the previous owner, and he never knew nor told me. I flogged it pretty hard at times, and it always took it in its stride, and returned good mileage and used little oil between changes. Switching to Bosch plugs cured that. Eventually, though, American automotive companies joined the bandwagon with each of them having their own take on the new compact pickup truck. The only reason I kept fixing things was because I was into the truck for so much money pretty early that I hated to simply part with it. The cost of your program is pennies on the dollar compared to the repair cost on our autos. The program has been super in helping me fix some of my soldiers cars and trucks that normally would have cost them an arm and leg.
. Park brake cable became stuck from time to time. It was basically a twin vehicle to the Chevrolet S10 with just a few minor differences. The carburetor was a constant source of aggravation, and would occasionally leave me stranded for 20 minutes at a time on the side of the road until it decided it wanted to pump fuel once again. It had adequate power in the city, the highway it was okay cruising at 70 but not much faster. The fuel tank sending unit stopped working. The S15 also had extended and regular cab style options while the S10 did not.
Windshield wipers motor has a damaged gear inside; works, but really sluggish. So it's not 4 wheel drive anymore, too bad. Once again thanks for the program. Yes Review Date: 12th June, 2008 Faults: Almost everything on the truck had to be replaced before I got to 100,000 miles. Found a burned wire too close to the exhaust manifold and replaced it. For instance, they were furnished with different kinds of grilles and tail lights.