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Electrical have new starter,alt,battary,plugs,wire,disdibulatter,rotter,ect. has gas, gas pump is working and gas is getting to the throtil bodty. it will start with a battary boster, & ether. ( 97 s -10 pickup 4.3 letter,vorteck 4BY4) please help me im at my wits end ....

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  • jamesk197431 Jan 15, 2009

    hay thank 4 the heads up, but i figured it out , the wires to the fuse box that controle the ing, control and starting system. had to redo that first be for i fix the rest, but yes the battary is one of the problems as well. THANK YOU .....

  • jamesk197431 Jan 27, 2009

    lol ya i thought of that as well , im all so up grading my gas tank and ather parts on this s 10 hop i can sell it for a good price , in the futcher . i have a good ideile for this truck that has not ye been done yet, that i know of. oooo ya i did have a new battery , but the alterater was bad , i did not know that, so i fixed the alt. and know i have to get a new battery. whene i do ill give u a haeds up on the truck .. thanks

  • Rabindra Robinson May 11, 2010

    though you have a new battery at times the battery could be defective and not able to supply the amperes that the starter requires, so since you say that the vehicle cranks with the help of a booster, i would suspect the battery being defffective or the vehicle have an electrical drain



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Make sure you clean the plugs before you keep going, you might have fouled them out while trying to start...

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