Re: 1988 S10 4x4.... just got it today, need some info
Hello! Let me be the first to welcome you to the FABULOUS world of S10s! The grinding is normal, the way I do it is try to put it in park or neutral and go from 2hi to 4lo in one fluid motion skipping the N position. Or you can just shut the engine off and shift into 4LO, then start up again. The S10 4x4s are great economical but still powerful trucks and SUVs. If you're lucky enough to get the 4.3L engine, 200K miles before a rebuild is very possible. The 700R-4 auto is the same used in the fullsize trucks and can be excellent with a trans cooler and a mild shift-kit. Good luck with it.
1989 GMC S-15 4x4 4.3L/700R-4, 3.08s, 31" Sport Kings For Sale
1985 S-10 4x4 Soon to have 3504BM/TH350/D44/14FF, 35" Boggers