2002 S10 made like a plastic rattling low noise for a few minutes the stalled,
I had been driving about ten minutes a noticed a
noise sounding like a piece of plastic flapping
around under the hood on drivers side it seemed.
After another ten minutes or so, I was driving like
45mph and it just died. I couldn't even tell it had
died for a few seconds when my steering got hard.
I know it's not the battery and it has fuel. I took the
relay switch to auto parts store and got another one
for 15.00 and placed it in and got nothing, but I
noticed you could place it in either way the prongs
fit even if you faced it the other end. Is that alright?
Doesn't it have a pos - neg side?
It's parked up town, I don't have money to pay a
big bill can anyone give me my next suggestion
please. This is the first time my truck has ever
broken down on me, and I've owe need it for almost
I would first track down what made the "flapping" noise, it might be a loose/damaged body panel/air dam/inner fender or you might have picked up some road debris, then check that whatever was causing the noise didn't damage a battery cable (especially the neg ground cable). On another note, if you suspect a bad relay, try swapping it with one of the other relays in your fuse box before buying a replacement. That way you can confirm it is in fact a bad relay before spending money on a new one.
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