S-10 won't start

Asked by Jan 04, 2016 at 02:52 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck was running fine. Battery only 6 month old. All of a sudden, it won't
start. Acts like the starter is stuck?  Have lights, signals, horn, but no ignition?

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If your battery is for sure and connections are good and clean, test the starter.

Give the starter a whack with a hammer or tire iron. I had the same problem. The unit gets stuck in the flywheel engaged position. If you try to start it, it will only cook your battery. Whacking it with a hammer disengages it so you can get home. You WILL need a new starter motor which has the solenoid on it already. Replaced mine and it started right up. Don't kill your battery.

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