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My son is on the side of the road in s chevy s10 1998 with

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My son is on the side of the road in his chevy s10 1998 with the check engine light on and louder engine noise than normal... he's going to try to get to an AutoZone for possible help but can you tell me anything?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

is the engine oil full ?

at idle does he hear loud engine noises with the hood open listening to the engine ?

what type of noise does he hear ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the engine sounds louder and rougher than normal, no particular noise. yes, the oil is ok as far as he can see on the less than great dipstick
auto zone did a diagnostic, says the transmission is slipping... can he still drive it another 200 miles? oy!
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

i would not drive this truck

turn off this truck and have it towed

if the transmission is slipping it will just get worse for him

as for the noise he is hearing that could be the transmission failing or possibly the engine failing

shut off the truck and do NOT drive it as which ever is failing the more you drive it will make it worse

that noise means something is failing

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
bad news. he's trying to drive it to a nearby mechanic.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

well see if he makes it there

is he does they will have to listen where that noise is coming from and hope the engine is not failing in this truck

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

how are you making out ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey thanks for following up! He limped to a transmission shop, left it with a note explaining things. They called me this morning, will look at it tomorrow and let me know. Really appreciate your advice
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

sounds good let me know

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Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

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