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1997 s-10 sames to get vapor lock. after filling up with gas,drove truck home (4miles} left sitting in drive way (hot sun) tried to start 4:pm. 9:pm 9:am removed gas cap started up first time. Aprox. 10days later and 700 miles. Drove on outing aprox. 70 miles stoping several times no problem. after sitting couple hours drove aprox 2miles started acting like flooding or starving out. made it to gas station. filled it up took 8.2gal to top off. started OK. drove aprox 1/2 mile. started OK drove 100ft. started running like it was on 2 cylinders. then would no start. called tow truck,took about 2 hours. got home it cranked up first time.48hours later started first time, scared to drive don't need another tow bill. 1997 s-10 4 cylinder 5 speed 175, miles new to me drove apros. 1500. miles clyde H.

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Change your fuel filter, it may have gone it's life time and is getting to dirty to let fuel flow properly. Your fuel pump to may be getting weak, if the fuel filter is dirty the pump works harder and heats up and could be over heating the fuel pump relay too. The fuel pump relay i believe is in the glove box behind a panel that say relay, there should be (3) in there and the middle one is the fuel pump's. switch then around after you change the fuel filter and if you get a chance, check your fuel pressure at the shredder valve. Good luck and hope this help's if there is a Auto Zone around you, you can ask to use the fuel pressure gauge to see what fuel pressure you have and they'll have the step by step instructions on how to do it and takes about 5 min to do and will have the fuel filter and step by step to replace that too. Keep me posted, be glad to help.

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