1996 Chevrolet S10 Q&A
1996 Chevrolet S10 Question: Won't start
It sounds like you aren't chossing very good mechanics, in that if some one charges you for diagnostic time and it doesn;t fix your truck, they are on the hook until it is fixed, or they give you your money back. Before you have another mecahanic look at your truck, get this concept 'straight' up front. When I charge someone to fix their problem, and I diagnose it, it is either fixed or they get their mony back. Any shop that won't operate this way is not professional and I would avoid them. if your friends don't REALLY know OBD-II diagnostic procedures, they are NOT doing you any favors. Your car has an OBD-II system. Finding a good shop is very hard. Talk to your friends. Avoid chains ( they have sales quotas). See who is busy and isn't cheap, they are most likely pretty good. When I had my own shop, I did not advertise and I was backed up 3-4 weeks during slow times. During the summer I took no new customers, there are good shops out there. - dandd
I have had several 4.3 V-6's and 3 times they died and would not start all had different issues. 1) first one turned out to be a bad pick-up sensor in the distributor 2) second one was a bad fue pump 3) this one was a bad distributor rotor, had a crack that was shooting the spark down the center You can rent a fuel pump tester from Auto Zone at no cost. Good luck - Visitor
yes sir, your timing belt is gone... actually that's why your engine died... - Visitor
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truck won't start.
When I turn the key it clicks once and all of the dash lights blank out but it wont roll over. It acts like the battery is dead but after continually trying it usually fires. I have tries wigglin...
...spark at plug wires. can hear the fuel pump engage, have even primed it with gas but it still won't start. changed 2 relays on fire wall (had burn marks) and replaced the ignition coil, still won't s...