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The manual is valid for the following models: S10 / Chevrolet Motor Company (General Motors)
2003 Chevrolet S10
2003 Chevrolet S10 LS
2003 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme
2003 Chevrolet S10 ZR2
Production/model years: 2003
Manual Language: English
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"DIY Pickup Truck Owners Manual: Download the PDF for Detailed Engine Specifications of the 2003 Chevrolet S10"
Are you a proud owner of a 2003 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck? If you're looking for a comprehensive resource to understand your vehicle's engine specifications and technical data, we have the perfect solution for you. Introducing the DIY Pickup Truck Owners Manual, a detailed PDF that provides all the information you need to know about your 2003 Chevrolet S10's engine. From maintenance intervals and common issues to tuning tips and available accessories, this manual has got you covered. Read on to discover the engine specifications, maintenance tips, common issues, tuning options, owner reviews, and more!
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• The 2003 Chevrolet S10 comes equipped with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine.
• The engine produces 120 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque.
• It features a cast iron block and cylinder head construction.
• The engine has a bore and stroke of 3.46 inches and 3.86 inches, respectively.
• Fuel delivery is handled by sequential multi-port fuel injection.
• The compression ratio of the engine is 9.2:1.
• The S10's engine utilizes a distributorless ignition system.
• It has a standard 4-speed automatic transmission.
• The truck has rear-wheel drive (RWD) as the standard drivetrain configuration.
• The maximum towing capacity of the 2003 S10 is 4,000 pounds.
• It features power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering.
• The front suspension consists of independent control arms with torsion bars.
• The rear suspension utilizes a solid axle with semi-elliptic two-stage multi-leaf springs.
• The braking system includes front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
• The S10 has a fuel tank capacity of 19 gallons.
• The truck rides on 15-inch steel wheels as standard.
• It has a curb weight ranging from approximately 3,100 to 3,400 pounds.
• The engine meets the emission standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
• The 2003 Chevrolet S10 is equipped with a 100-amp alternator.
• It features a standard battery with 525 cold-cranking amps (CCA).
Facts and Details:
- The 2003 S10 received a facelift with updated exterior styling.
- It offers both regular cab and extended cab body styles.
- The interior provides seating for up to three passengers in the regular cab and up to five passengers in the extended cab.
- The S10 offers various trims, including the base, LS, and ZR2 off-road package.
- The ZR2 package adds enhanced off-road capabilities with features like increased ground clearance, larger tires, and reinforced suspension.
- The S10's interior features include air conditioning, AM/FM stereo, and cloth upholstery.
- Safety features in the 2003 S10 include dual front airbags and optional four-wheel antilock brakes (ABS).
- The S10's payload capacity ranges from approximately 1,150 to 1,800 pounds.
- It has a wheelbase of 108.3 inches and an overall length of around 192 inches.
- The 2003 S10 offers bed lengths of 6 feet and 7.5 feet.
- Available engine options for the S10 include a V6 engine with higher horsepower and torque.
- The S10 provides a comfortable and capable ride both on and off the road.
- It offers good maneuverability, making it suitable for urban driving and tight spaces.
Maintenance Intervals, Tips, and Common Issues:
► Oil changes should be performed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
► Regularly check and replace the air filter to ensure proper engine performance.
► Inspect and maintain proper tire pressure for optimal fuel efficiency and tire longevity.
► Keep an eye on the coolant level and monitor the condition of hoses to prevent overheating.
► Common issues with the 2003 S10 may include faulty ignition coils, fuel pump failures, and transmission problems.
► If experiencing transmission issues, it's recommended to have a qualified mechanic inspect and possibly replace the transmission fluid and filter.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Upgrading the exhaust system can improve performance and add a sportier sound.
* Installing a cold air intake system can increase horsepower and enhance throttle response.
* Upgrading the suspension components can enhance off-road capabilities and provide a smoother ride.
* Adding a performance chip or programmer can optimize engine performance and fuel efficiency.
Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options:
■ Tonneau covers or bed caps to protect and secure the truck bed.
■ Off-road bumpers, skid plates, and winches for enhanced off-road protection and capabilities.
■ Performance air filters and intake systems for improved engine breathing.
■ Upgraded audio systems, including speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers.
■ Bed liners or mats to protect the truck bed from scratches and dents.
■ Side steps or running boards for easier access to the vehicle.
■ LED light bars or auxiliary lights for improved visibility during nighttime driving or off-road adventures.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Strengths: Reliable engine, good fuel efficiency, comfortable ride, compact size for easy maneuverability, and versatile bed options.
☻ Weaknesses: Limited interior space in the regular cab, some reported issues with electrical components, and potential rust problems in certain regions.
Repairs frequently needed:
→ Ignition coil replacement.
→ Fuel pump replacement.
→ Transmission fluid and filter change.
→ Brake pad and rotor replacement.
→ Suspension component replacement.
→ Serpentine belt replacement.
Parts that often break:
→ Ignition coils.
→ Fuel pumps.
→ Brake rotors.
→ Control arms.
→ Water pumps.
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