1996 Chevy S-10 pickup - 4x4 - 4.3L - V6 -- Won't start

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Asked by Oct 17, 2007 at 11:59 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet S-10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Good morning everyone,
I have a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.  4x4, 4.3L, V6
I was driving to work and the truck simply died while driving.  I tried starting it and only got a clicking sound while trying to turn it over.  I managed to get it towed back to my apartment to start assessing the situation.  I soon found that the battery was completely dead except that I had just bought this battery about 3 weeks ago.  I did the following so far:
1. Replaced the alternator
2. Replaced the spark plugs
3. Replaced the battery
4. (Unrelated) Replaced the serpentine belt

After replacing the battery last night, I tried to start it up.  I had lights and power again.  I turned the key and it tried to start.  It attempted to turn over but never got started.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what to look at next?

- Jeremy

7 Answers

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You may have a problem with the ignition coil, or fuel pump. Need to check and see if you are getting fuel and spark or not before you can go further.

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make sure your ground wire from battery to frame is clean and tight. same with starter cables.

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make sure you have fule lol and check battery terminals

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check the pickup in the distruber or the module by the coil with the 2 screws n it and plug

Fuel pressure test

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check engine light? pull codes should be obd2 is starter cranking full speed if not starter may be bad my blazer did the same thing

Starter or alternator will run a battery down and make it go bad

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