Question about 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

3 Answers

Engine turns over but will not start

When you turn the key on the lights in the dash that are suppose to come on don't come on, the engine turns over fine but will not start. I turn the key on and off until finally the dash lights come on and then it will start, is this the ignition switch and if so where is it located on the S10 4X4 extended cab truck? I had a ignition switch go out on a full size chevy truck some years ago and I had to drop the steering column and the switch was bolted to the lower steering column, is the S10 the same as the full size trucks?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    There's no voltage reading on the dash meter. Sometimes the s10 will crank up. After I turn pickup off it will not start again.

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    buy a genuine mercedes,runs for ever

  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    yes the ing switch is located in the same area. there is a yellow wire and there is a red wire they are both 12 gauge wire, then there is a purple wire the red wire is hot all the time, yellow is hot with the key in the run postion purple wire hot in the start side check these wires for proper voltages and let me know what you find kdc744

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

The ignition switch is on the steering column

Posted on Sep 21, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 43 Answers

Should be the same

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 452 Answers

Hi there yep the switches are basically in the same location.Try the next time this happens to bump on the steering wheel while cranking or pushing in on the steering wheel towards the windshield if it starts right up you'll know for sure that its the switch or its out of ajustment.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My car will not crank. I turn the key, I hear the soloniod click, but starter does not turn.


Carbon brushes are worn in the starting motor, if you know a bit about engines, it's easy enough fix as you buy a replacement brush kit from your main dealer. Usually I just cut the old brushes out & solder new ones in for a couple of bucks.

Jun 09, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Will not start 2002 nissan quest


More info. Does the engine turn but not start? Does the engine not turn? Do the dash light come on when you turn the key on? Do the dash light go out when you turn the key?

Oct 20, 2014 | 2002 Nissan Quest

1 Answer

Turn key and just a loud click starter not turning but I noticed when key is in start position all power seems to go out dash lights radieo dome everything goes out until key is returned to run pos.


Everything is supposed to go off in the start position. You would have power to the engine computer and other components to start.
If the engine is not locked up, it could be the starter or a bad connection with one of the battery cables.

Feb 13, 2014 | GMC Sierra Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car will not crank and the timing chain is fine


Well, that's good, but even if the chain was broke, the starter would still be tryiing to start the car. Since your starter wont crank the engine over, your start circuit has a malfunction. Possibly the starter went out, so you need to have that tested for a malfunction. A simple test of part of the circuit is to turn the key to on.. Now your dash warnimg lights (oil, alternator, and check engine light) should be on. Are they on, and your gauges working? If not you have lost power to the ignition switch, so check your battery connections. If the key switch turns the dash on, then turn key to start. Do you hear a click from the engine area? If not, have the starter checked. If you do hear a click, or several clicks, then power from the switch is causing that click, probably at the starter. Turn the headlights on and observe them. Are they bright? If not, charge the battery up. If they are bright, watch them while a helper turns the key to start. If the lights go dim in start, probably a bad starter. If the lights don't dim, it could be a bad connection somewhere, like the battery or starter. Good luck

Jun 27, 2012 | 1999 Buick Century

1 Answer

Security light on dash will not turn off


turn key to ON but don't crank engine, leave on for 10 to 15 min until light goes out then crank engine

Sep 25, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

I have a 96 pontiac grand am that doesnt start all the time


Starting Problem # 1: Engine Won't Crank At All

Scenario: You turn the key, but nothing happens: And by nothing, we mean there is no dash light, no sound, nada. The first thing you should do in this case is to pop the hood and check the battery. Either the battery is completely dead or there's a wiring problem in the starting system. Try jump-starting the battery. If that doesn't work, you'll probably have to call for assistance.

Scenario: When you turn the key, you hear a rapid clicking sound, and the dash lights dim. This is your classic low-battery symptom. Jump-starting the battery should get the engine to start.However, if you keep experiencing this problem, you could have a bad battery or alternator, or it could be some­thing as simple as a loose alternator belt. Take your car to a mechanic just as soon as you can.

Scenario: When you turn the key, the lights on the dash come on, but you don't hear anything. Make sure you have the shift selector all the way in park. Move it out of park and then back, or try starting it with the shifter in neutral. If your car has a manual transmission, make sure you have the clutch pressed all the way to the floor. If that doesn't help, you can try jump-starting the battery, but it probably won't work. There's a good chance your car has a bad starter or a problem in the starting circuit. That could mean a prob­lem in the ignition switch, neutral safety switch or starter sole­noid.

Scenario: The dash lights come on when you turn the key, and then go right out, and the engine doesn't crank when you turn the key to start, But, the lights slowly come back on when you release the key. This is another classic: the bad battery connection. When you turn the key to start, the starter pulls so much current that it breaks the connection. Then, when you release the key, the connection slowly comes back. The connection provides enough power to turn the dash lights on, but not enough to crank the starter. Cleaning and tightening the battery terminals may fix this prob­lem.

Scenario: When you turn the key, you hear a single, hard clunk. Turn the headlights on and try again. Do the lights dim slightly when you turn the key? If so, you probably have a bad starter or a seized engine. If the headlights don't dim at all, or just barely dim, there may be a connection problem between the starter solenoid and the starter itself.

Scenario: When you turn the key, you hear a loud, scraping or grinding sound like metal on metal. The starter drive is bad, or the ring gear on the flywheel damaged, or both. You may get the starter to engage if you try turning the key a couple of times, but let go of the key right away if you hear the noise again. If the car does start, you should drive it right over to local repair shop and have the problem fixed.

Starting Problem #2: Engine Cranks but It Won't Start

Scenario: The engine seems to crank normally, but the engine doesn't even sound as if it's trying to start. Is there gas in the tank? Gas gauges are notoriously inaccurate. If you have to move your head to one side to get the needle to move off empty, try adding some gas to the tank.

Scenario: When you first turn the key on, you don't hear the fuel pump run. In cars with electronic fuel injection, you should hear a light hum a few seconds from around the fuel tank. That's the electric fuel pump running. If you don't hear the fuel pump run for a couple seconds when you first turn the key on, try cranking the engine until the oil light goes out. That may start the pump running and allow the engine to start.

Scenario: The engine cranks normally, and it sounds like it wants to start, but it won't. You may have flooded the engine. Hold the gas floor and try again. (Let the gas pedal up when it finally starts). If it's raining out, the ignition system may be wet.

Scenario: The engine cranks unevenly in a repetitive-sounding pattern. You may have a bad timing chain or timing belt. Call a tow truck and have it towed to the repair shop.


Starting Problem # 3: Engine Starts but It Shuts Off

Scenario: The engine starts right up, but shuts off as soon as you release the key. This is the classic symptom of a bad ignition switch. A new switch should fix it.

Scenario: The engine starts and runs, but when you put the transmission in gear, the car lurches and the engine shuts off. The converter clutch in the transmission torque converter probably is engaging when it shouldn't. On some cars, you can bypass this by disconnecting the torque converter clutch solenoid; but unless you know which wire to pull, forget about it. Call for assistance.

Scenario: The engine starts and runs, but seems to idle slowly and stalls when you come to a stop. This probably is a fast idle problem. When the engine is cold, it's supposed to idle a little faster than normal to keep the engine running. You may be able to drive using two feet until the engine warms up: one on the gas to hold the idle up a little and the other for the brake. However, don't keep driving it this way. Take your car to your repair shop just as soon as you

Jul 21, 2011 | 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

Car starts and then dies


This is the security system in the car it is suppose to read a chip in the key but, the system stops working properly. If you look at your dash board lights when you just turn the car on with out turning on the engine, they are probably not on. you have to wait until these lights turn on before you can start the vehicles engine. this could take anywhere from 5 to 20 min. its ridiculous. it happened to my car too, and it is usually when its cold outside. it costs like $600 for them to fix it too and you have to take it to a GMC dealership.

Nov 04, 2010 | 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva

2 Answers

Dash lights are not working 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK


most probable cause could be a faulty ignition switch. Does the lights on the dash come on when you turn the key to the on position ? Do they turn off when you turn the car to the start and are about to crank the engine ? If that does not happen you will have to replace the Ignition switch. They don't have a fuse for the dash lights.

Dec 03, 2008 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK

1 Answer

Dash lights


Check engine and battery light are supposed to be off when the engine is running,that indicates the vehicle has no codes,and that the charging system and battery are ok.When you turn the key to run,but not start,they should light up for a couple of seconds,just to indicate that they are capable of functioning.

Aug 02, 2008 | 1996 Chevrolet K3500

1 Answer

Start up self diagnostic problems.


maybe a little corrosion on the connection from your alt? it could cause the higher resistance to make the voltage drop. the higher rpm's increase flow of electricity forcing it through the corrosion... maybe???

Jun 27, 2008 | 1990 Volvo 760

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Logo

525 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63661 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...