Truck wont start

Tiny
NOTLIKEU
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 15,000 MILES
Trucked stopped starting with no warning. Replaced starter, wire brushed all connections, replaced lol amp fuse under battery box. When we turn the key starter spins and engages flywheel fine but front of motor barely spins or spins then stops. Motor runs great if pull started. Put screwdriver in teeth of flywheel and tried to turn with front of motor and works like it should
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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Have it checked for a broken crankshaft
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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
NOTLIKEU
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Motor runs great when it is pull started. Wouldn't it not run right if it was broken? I been hearing a lot about crank position sensor, what is its purpose?
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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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If the crank sensor was bad it wouldn't run. Try a different key for anti theft bu ti think form your description it's crank problem also you may try a reset this way
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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
NOTLIKEU
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Just push started truck, fired right up and ran great. No noises wtf?
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STIVAN2004
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
Electrical problem
1998 Chevy S-10 6 cyl Automatic 70,000 miles

my chevy S-10 70,000 miles is having problems starting. It was working fine, I went to the bank and made a quick deposit and came back and when I turned the key in the ignition it would make a clicking noise but would not start. The interior lights still turn on but are dim and the radio does not work. I tried starting it again the next day and it does not even make the clicking noise. What could be the problem and how would I fix it?
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MERLIN2021
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Your battery, or battery cables, or both. After you fix that, check for a parasitic drain. Get an analog voltmeter remove the negative battery cable, attach the Black lead to the battery post, Red lead to cable end, then pull fuses one at a time, make sure there are no accessories or lights in the on position, Key off! Close the door after each fuse and check meter, when you pull the fuse for the bad curcuit, the meter will drop to 1 volt or so. Check all fuses, even under the hood. If meter does not drop, remove the battery connection from the alternator, if it drops now, the diodes are bad in the alternator. Put the fuse back in were it goes as you go so you don't forget which fuse goes were!
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Tiny
HMAC300
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I can't give an answer then I believe the crank is broken due to the flywheel turning with starter but not front of motor. Just because it is broken doesn't mean it will make noise. Have a local guy give an opinion.
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RIG
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 100k miles

My S-10 won't Start after my daughter stalled it when I was teaching her to drive stick. I have lights on dash and can push start it. Removed Starter and took it and Battery to A. Zone both tested fine. When I turn the Key there is Nothing there just dash lights.
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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check fuse IGN C 20amp and Crank fuse 20amp-if okay disconnect the brake switch at brake pedal bracket and jumper it and try to start. Still no crank-jumper small terminal that has the purple wire to the battery terminal on the starter-did it crank if so-replace the starter relay and check ign A maxi fuse 40amp-Still no crank have the igniton switch tested.
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RICHARD1967
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 216,000 MILES
My pickup will crank but won't start. THe battery was dead for two months. Charged and Reconditioned the battery. Used starting fluid and it fired but would not stay running. Suspect fuel supply problem either fuel pump or filter. How can I check either for proper function? Any hints or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Thank you!
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PEAR69
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First change the fuel filter, and then check the fuel pressure. If the fuel pressure is in spec. Then it probably is your passlock system (security light). Being that the battery was dead the computer may have to be reflashed.
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JARRIDS
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 190,000 MILES
Truck wont start. Full power but does not turn over at all
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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Pick your symptoms below check it and get back with some testing results

Cranks but no start condition:

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

No crank at all/nothing/nada when key is engage to starting position

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good. Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.
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BIGBILL62
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 80,000 MILES
Hello, My Chevy s/10 trk ran great then, sat idle for 5/6 days. Then it just turned over but didn't kick in. Sprayed s/ fluid, ran for a few seconds until fluid used up ( fuel issue?). I took it to my mech. And he said f/pump shot. New f/pump and f/filter and$630.00 later and it ran great for a week or so( used everyday). I went for a week on vacation. Trk sat idle during this time. Now it just turns over and won't kick in like before, but this time I sprayed the s/fluid several times and it caught and now runs great again ! That was yesterday, this morning it started right up great. It seems that if I leave it for several or more days this problem re-curs. What in the world could cause this bizarre starting problem? I've had this trk for about 8 years and had no problems starting before. Thks for ur help.
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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 AT 12:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Do a key on engine off fuel pressure test
do injector leak test
Check injector and fuel regulator for leak

Unplug fuel pump wiring harness and check connector if burnt or rusty have to be replaced most replacement pump comes with new pig tail connector to be installed with the new pump
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OBRON
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I've owned this truck for almost 5 years now, and beginning about 2 years ago, it developed what I refer to as a spook electrical starting problem. On sometime rare occasions, I turn the key to start and I get nothing. Panel lights go on but will not start when I move the key to start position. No clicks, nothing. I can come back in 15 minutes and it will start. It can be cold or hot outside. In order to keep from being stranded, I rigged a direct wire to the starter. Gear in park, key in on position, I can start the truck from under the hood. I just recently drove the truck for 6 months without this problem, and then it showed-up again. I ordered and replaced the ignition switch and key lock cylinder and thougt I had it fixed. Got in the truck today and it would'nt start. Same old problem! Of course I checked all the fuses and relays a long time ago. What else could it be?
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KILLANUTSHOT
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My brother had the same problem, same truck, same year and about the same mileage. Truck would start somtimes, the it wouldnt even turn over other times, nothing at all. It ended up being the starter, his model starter is in a really tight spot, and his model starter is different from most other, something extra on the starter and cost more. If it is a manual and this happens again, try to roll it and pop the clutch to start, if you can pop clutch to start, then it is probably the starter.
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LE RAY MECHAM
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 171,000 MILES
When starting the Engine, the engine cranks over but the engine does not start on the first try. The second try the engine usually starts, sometimes it takes a third try. I have replaced the fuel filter but with the same results. I connected a Snap-on fuel pressure guage on the Schrader valve and I saw a reading of 38 while the engine was running. When I turned off the engine the pressure dropped to "0". Is there a check valve in the system? I thought there was a check valve in the gas filter. Is there a problem with the fuel dilivery system?
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Tiny
2CARPRO JACK
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That is most likely the pump. Check thepressure regulator on the fuel rail, if there is any fuel in the vacuum line replace the reg. If it runs smooth, but is slow to start it is usually the pump
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