WONT START

  • Tiny
  • lvl1GGL3
  • 2000 Chevrolet S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 123,000 miles

2000 S10 2.2l won't start when it's cold but will turn over. Just won't fire.

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Saturday, December 25th, 2010 AT 9:37 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Use a scan tool to check for the CTS and IAT sensors reading accurate temp and if they are OK, check the fuel pressure and for vacuum leaks.

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Saturday, December 25th, 2010 AT 10:08 PM
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Something else I noticed this morning. My truck started and I stopped off at the gas station, went in, came back out and because I had my heat on full blast it wouldn't start. So I turned it back off, turned off the heater and fan, and it started right up. Think something is draining the battery besides the cold weather? It's a week old battery also.

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 9:22 PM
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Have the battery tested if you suspect it. A parasitic draw is unlikely if the truck had already been run when this happened.

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 11:45 PM
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Took it to sears and the battery tested fine.

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 5:27 PM

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