Last post on Jun 17, 2013 at 5:59 PM
You are in the Chevrolet S-10 & GMC S15 Sonoma
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Chevrolet S-10, GMC S-15, GMC Sonoma, Engine, Truck
#303 of 316 02 sonoma 4.3 liter 4whd starter change out
Dec 30, 2012 (4:20 pm)
anyone have any nifty shortcuts on gettin the starter out without disassembling the whole front of my truck? lol wow! i think they built the whole truck around it !! thanks. o yeh its a 5 speed standard
#304 of 316 Re: 02 sonoma 4.3 liter 4whd starter change out [chrislynd]
Dec 31, 2012 (3:05 am)
I know removing and replacing the starter can be a monumental task on those trucks. It took me the better part of the day on mine. I would recommend before you do all that is to check out the batter cables thoroughly . Sometimes the cables have hidden deterioration to the point where just enough current is getting through to allow some things to work but not the heavy current needed for the starter. Sometimes because of the plastic jacket on the cable the deterioration is not visible.
#305 of 316 2002 S10 ZR5 not starting-electrical issue
Jan 08, 2013 (6:41 pm)
2002 s10 will not start. First time it happened, I tried jumping my truck. Did not work, turns out my distributor was completely shot-Replaced. Fuel Pump went bad (same week)-Replaced. Just after xmas my truck would not start again. Jumping it fixed the problem. Once more a week later, truck did not start, Jumped it and the problem was gone. Replaced the battery as it was 5 years old and it was time to elimante the problem, thinking the cold weather may have contributed. Still, I have to jump my truck...a jump pack will not do the trick, it must be jumped by another vehicle. (i've tried 4 different jump packs)
I had the battery, alternator, and started all checked--reading was perfect on all three. There is a drain somewhere.....any suggestions or ideas?? please and thank you.
#306 of 316 Re: 1994 GMC SONOMA- starting problems. [bnbilen]
Jan 08, 2013 (6:51 pm)
my 2002 has similar problems as far as turn signals and markers are concerned. Mine are not in the cab with gaugues, but rather the lamps themself.
If you're looking at the vehicle, the driver turn lamp (by the headlight) is lit. The lower turn marker (by the fog lamps) is not. The passenger side, the lower lamp is lit while the upper is not. I have replaced bulbs, obviosusly, but the problem is still there...have you seen anything similar?
#307 of 316 Re: 4 starters in 4 months. [sonomamalice]
Jan 11, 2013 (5:36 pm)
A friend of mines is experiencing the same problem. Have you founded a solution to this unusual problem? Thanks in advance!
#308 of 316 Re: 02 sonoma gmc ignition problems [chrislynd]
Jan 30, 2013 (10:21 pm)
#309 of 316 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition
Feb 07, 2013 (4:01 pm)
I was able to drive my Sonoma all day without incident. Then in the evening went to start it and had no power to ANYTHING when I turned the key. I tried a battery jumper on it to start with no change, still no reaction on dashboard by any gauges. I put a volt meter to batter and is showing 12 volts. I changed out the ignition switch on top of the steering column. No change.
I am stumped! Any suggestions?
#310 of 316 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [dkuest]
Feb 07, 2013 (10:43 pm)
i have found that the battery terminal on the positive side tends to be a small, cause a bad connection from the battery to the cable itself, check to see if either terminal may be loose or you have too small of a terminal
#311 of 316 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [foggys10]
Feb 08, 2013 (10:03 am)
Ok, I'll check that out.
Thanks for the reply!
#312 of 316 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [foggys10]
Feb 10, 2013 (2:21 pm)
So the side mounted battery connection had seemed tight, but upon removing it I found some rust and corrosion hidden underneath and it was not as tight as it felt by hand. I cleaned it up and tightened it good and it worked.
Thank you so much for your help!