The truck starts fine

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  • 2003 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 80,000 MILES

The truck starts fine. Except when I run it for 10 miles, then park it for an hour or two, then it wont start. When I turn the key, there is no attempt at the starter motor turning or the solenoid engaging. One time, the lights went out completely and other times the lights burn brightly. Not certain if it is the starter relay or the solenoid on the starter. Even thinking a bad connection.
If doing the swap out the part til the problem is solved, it seems that relay is the cheapest place to start. Would like to know where the Chevy engineers hid the thing.

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 1:49 AM

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The starter relay should be under the hood in the relay box. As far as your problem, when it doesn't start, have a helper turn the key to the start position while you check for power to the smaller wire at the starter. You should have 12v. If you do, chances are the starter is bad. If you don't, then you need to check the relay and work your way back to see where the power is lost.

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