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#6 of 319 Please Help!! 2000 S10 Won't start when hot
Feb 13, 2007 (3:25 am)
My struggle has been endless and I might curse Chevy forever if I don't figure this out...Please Help!!!....After my 2000 2.2L gets hot it will not start. Also, my check engine light is on and I believe that the last mechanic said that a history code reads that the truck was running lean. The performance is poor even when running (sputtering). A trusted mechanic could not find anything wrong. He simply said that it seems the engine is demanding too many amps to start. So I bought a higher cranking amp battery, but it didn't help. I have replaced the coil packs, wires, plugs, starter as well.
Recently, it has stopped starting completely. It clicks continuously when I turn the key but doesnt even try cranking anymore.
My God, if anyone can spare this poor arseface from my anguish I would be forever grateful.
#7 of 319 99 S-10 starting troubles
Apr 07, 2007 (4:43 pm)
#8 of 319 99 S-10 starting troubles
Mar 30, 2007 (6:26 am)
Ihave a 99 Chevy s-10 and it has gone thru 2 starters and an interplanetary gear, so basically 3 starters in a years time. I've gone to a chevy dealer as well as a trusted family mechanic and neither have a clue.
When it's warm and dry out it runs pretty decent typically, when it's wet out, I can't get it to start hardly at all. And below 0 it refuses to do much of anything. ..It used to run great in weather up to -30. I've replaced the fuel pump, battery and fuel injector.
Some days it starts beautifully and some days it won't budge till I give it a bit of gas, but then I risk flooding hte engine. I'm at a complete loss. I'd trade it in, but I don't have the money for a monthly car payment.
I'm about to have them check the distributor cap and give it a tune up..but wanted to see if there was anything else I should have them look into.
#9 of 319 Re: 99 S-10 starting troubles [tstormfan]
Mar 30, 2007 (8:17 am)
Let see, distributor cap, must be 4.3, that's a start. How many miles, would only be guessing.
With this much information I would replace the spark plug wires, plugs, rotor, dist cap, a good tune up.
#10 of 319 Re: 99 S-10 starting troubles [tstormfan]
Mar 30, 2007 (1:05 pm)
It's little wonder it goes through so many starters and starter bendix with all the cranking it has to do. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the ignition switch. Have you checked the input voltage to the coil?
#11 of 319 Re: 99 S-10 starting troubles [tstormfan]
Mar 30, 2007 (6:53 pm)
0 degrees and -30, I have to assume you are referring to celsius.
When you say you are going through starters, what is going on them? Are you having a starting problem because the vehicle won't start?
How many miles and when was the last time it had a tune up?
Is the check engine light on?
Has anyone checked the fuel pressure? More than likely, you will find a problem with the fuel pressure regulator.
#12 of 319 Re: 99 S-10 starting troubles [gonogo]
Apr 01, 2007 (6:26 pm)
it has about 100,500 miles now. its a 2.2 liter L4, vortec 2200.
...I'll be the first to admit, I don't know much under the hood. I can do some basic stuff myself, but I'm getting frustrated with taking it to the shop and them saying nothing is wrong when I know full good and well, SOMETHING is wrong.
was planning on a good tune up, I think the last one was at 75,000 miles.
Actually, I was reffering to farenheit, but I neglected to say with wind chill factored in, so I'm not sure the actual air temp.
The truck will typically crank, it just won't always fire. There has been a couple times where it just completely won't do anything. One of those times was when the interplanetary gear died.
Nothing comes up when they run a diagnostic scan so the chevy dealer in town won't believe me when I complain it won't start half the time. My old mechanic back in North Dakota knew something was wrong, but couldn't figure it out. which is what led me here, so I can attempt to figure out what it is and see if I can get one of the other local mechanics to believe me. I figure if I sound knowledgeable maybe they will take me seriously. Thank you to those that have already tried helping and to anyone else that might help!
#13 of 319 Re: 99 S-10 starting troubles [tstormfan]
Apr 02, 2007 (8:03 am)
OK, the 2.2 does have ignition wires to the spark plugs. When there is a damp, wet start problem that is the first items I replace. Go with new spark plugs too. Use the 41-948 the engine came from the factory with, the electronic module does not get along very well with other plugs, a resistance thing.
I also have a 99 with a 2.2 but only 53K, don't drive it much, second vehicle.
#14 of 319 carb cleaning won't start
Apr 07, 2007 (12:21 pm)
I sprayed some carb cleaner into and around the carb on my 83 s10 2.8. Now it won't start. Thought it may have flooded but two hours later it still doesn't want to start. Any suggestions? Also how the heck do you get the fuel filter off? It seems nearly impossible to get a wrench on the bolt to turn it. Help Me please.
#15 of 319 Re: carb cleaning won't start [scgator1]
Apr 07, 2007 (4:43 pm)
Go to Wal-mart and get some starting fluid (either). If your problem was caused by the carb cleaner the starting fluid should help get you back on track.