1995 Chevy S-10 1995 Chevy S-10 - engine shutoff sporadicall

Tiny
EHOTTENSTEIN
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 225,000 MILES
My 1995 Chevy S10 is acting as though I turned off the ignition key while I'm driving. It is only doing it when it is cold outside and the truck has not fully warmed up. While I am driving, the engine shuts off, all dashboard lights come, the doors unlock, and interior light comes on, just like what happens when I do turn off the engine. But while I'm driving, the engine immediately "restarts" so it is like a buck or a miss, and I just keep going. It does it normally two times within about 5 minutes, so I'm wondering if there is a relay switch or sensor that might be exposed or have some moisture getting to it until the truck warms up.
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Monday, February 2nd, 2009 AT 3:56 PM

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Tiny
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Where the doors unlock I would be leaning toward a ignition switch. Just as if you turned off the ignition. I have seen the ignition portion of the switch get burnt out from normal usage and sometimes become open and recycling the key makes a connection again
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 12:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your info, and I take it from what you said that I should try replacing the ignition switch?
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 11:20 AM

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