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Old 01-12-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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I have a 94 Chevy S10 that I need to let go but just can't. Sentimental reasons. And, it's great for hauling stuff. Anyway, I dropped a new battery in it this morning and turned the key thinking it would start right up. It didn't. :banghead All electrical works. However, when I turn the key nothing happens. It makesa dgggg sound.And only does it once. Like the spark hits a wall or something and just stops.

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Old 01-12-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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Not really sure about your dggg sound, but check the cable connections on the strarter and ground. Could be a bad solenoid.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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Thanks! I'll check that.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:33 PM   #4
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Itsounds like you have a bad connection. Check battery cable connections and/or replace battery cables. If you can get to the starter, make sure that it is not loose.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:36 PM   #5
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Are ya selling the truck?
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:45 PM   #6
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Everything that I have is for sale!
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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get under your truck, find the starter, it should havea solenoid connected to it, kinda piggyback style. If you're not sure what it looks like, maybe it's shapedlike aD cell battery... anyway, whack that solenoid a few times kinda hard with the butt end of a screw driver. It sounds like you may have a stuck starter solenoid. In the cold weather stuff contracts and older worn solenoids can get stuck and it does what you've been saying is happening.

let us know if a screw driver whacking helps...
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:00 PM   #8
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i agree with the others...sounds like either bad connection/battery cables and or bad solenoid (sp). a lot of times with loose connections all other electrical will work but when you try to start the spike of power across the loose connection will cause it to not work. let us know what fixes it!
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:54 PM   #9
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Screwdriver banging didn't work. Have to take a break and come back to it later. I'll continue with what youtold me and pull/replace the starter. Looks like it's just 2 bolts and I need a socket extension. Broke thelast one removing boat trailer tire.

I appreciate all the help!

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Old 01-12-2008, 10:15 PM   #10
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if you are going to pull the starter be sure to have it tested instead of just buying a new one. would be bad to buy it and find that its not the problem.
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