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1998 Chevy s10 4 cylinder running rough

I have a 1998 Chevy S-10 with the 2.2 motor I bought this truck thinking it just needed a tune up.. The check engine light was on i took it to auto zone had them check the codes what they pulled was
P0141 (O2 sensor)
P0301(cylinder misfire cylinder number one)
P0140 ( O2 sensor)
With that i did not want to play hit and miss with changing everything so i took it to pep boys had them run a diagnostics on it. They said my O2 sensor is bad the number 2 fuel injector was bad and the map sensor ports needed cleaned .With that i took the truck home on the way home i noticed the truck was smoking whit smoke..I got it home and ran a compression test it passed so i changed both O2 sensors changed the number 2 fuel injector cleaned the fuel rail changed plugs wires oil and all filters ..After done the truck still runs the same and smokes(white smoke) took back to auto zone ran codes again this time 7 codes
P0122 (throttle position sensor)
P0141 (O2 sensor)
P0113 (intake air temp)
P0107 (map sensor and mass air flow sensor)
P0200 (Fuel injector circuit condition)
P0302 (cylinder misfire number 2 cylinder)
P0140 (O2 sensor)
SO my question is any one have any ideals what would cause these problems and the bigger question is anyone have a ideals on what to do to fix it????

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  • johncasto07 Mar 03, 2009

    would that show on a pressure test?

  • johncasto07 Mar 03, 2009

    if it was leaking would that show on a fuel pressure check?

  • johncasto07 Mar 09, 2009

    well i checked for fuel leaks everything was good i did a pressure test it checked with that i went ahead and pulled the head had it checked everything was good i went ahead and replaced the gaskets put it all back together by the book and yet still same problem.. i changed the coil packs and the IAC and the MAP sensor and I'm still having the same problem the oil looked good when i changed it and the water was clean but everyone keep saying it was the head gasket so i changed it and still got the same problem any new ideals?

  • stawinn Mar 13, 2009

    1999 chevy s-10 2.2 liter w/192,000 miles on it. Running and sounding rough like it's not firing on all 4 cylinders, yet white/gray smoke coming out with a strong fuel smell. Thought water got in the gas and changed the fuel filter, added new oil and it's till doing it. Could it be that a plug or plug wire finally just went or could it be something worse and very costly?

  • oldrig May 11, 2010

    oil in antifreeze? Crack head...spark plug all the same color...



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One thing to check is the fuel pressure regulator.
If the diaphram is leaking it will cause gas to be pulled into the vacuum system causing lots of white smoke and extreme rough running.

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  • wkkym Mar 04, 2009

    might show on a fuel pressure test. you see any evidence of gasoline in any of the vacuum system lines? That's what happened to me - gas got through the pressure regulator and into the vacuum line. By the time I figured it out it had sucked gasoline into the power brake booster ( via the vacuum system), also gas got into the crankcase (oil dipstick showed over full, oil definately had gas in it).

    Do you see any evidence of gas getting into the vacuum system? how about taking the vacuum line off the regulator and try to determine.


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1- check there is spark come from spark wires
2- check the fire timing by looking for every wire in the right place
3- check there is injector signl
4- check for any vacuom leak
5- try to clean the MAF by brake and parts cleaner
6- try to reset all the code and see what will come after that

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Could be the computer my buddy's truck did that and he went to the junkyard and bought one and replaced and things were comepletly fine

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