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Check engine light on chevy s10 pick up will come

The check engine light on my chevy s10 pickup comes on & blinks when going up hills, then go out. Now it just stays on all the time! My Mechanic said the diagnostic computer said I needed a tune up, so I did have the full tune-up. The same problem is presenting itself again.

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  • pmorrissey64 Jun 19, 2009

    No. Its never down on the oil... But light only comes on & stays on for a few minutes after climbing a hill. The computer says its arcing.. any suggestions?

  • pmorrissey64 Jun 19, 2009

    yes it did quit after the tune up for a few days or so. But it started doing it again, It only comes on when I am climbing a hill & stays on a few minutes. So frustrating!!

  • pmorrissey64 Jun 19, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestions. It cost me an arm & 2 legs for the tune up, and it hasn't solved the problem! The spark plugs do not appear to be loose... This is so frustrating.. Do you know what they meant by ?arc(k)ing? as a computer diagnosis?

  • John
    John Aug 24, 2014

    Is the air conditioner on. If so try turning it off. I was pulling a trailer and experienced the problem. It went away when I shut off the ac.

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Have you had to add oil? The fact that it comes on going up hill would suggest it's the oil level.

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  • Dar
    Dar Jun 19, 2009

    Did it quit for a while after the tune up?

  • Dar
    Dar Jun 19, 2009

    Maybe try checking the spark plug wires. That was likely the problem in the first place. Just make sure none came loose.

  • Dar
    Dar Jun 19, 2009

    Unless they meant the plug wires were screwed, and spark was jumping... i really couldn't tell you. Give them a call.

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