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I have a 2000 chevy s10, about two weeks ago I drove through a large puddle of water with no problem while off roading, about a week ago almost every other time I go to start the truck I turn the key to start and all the electrical comes on, radio, blower for HVAC everything, the battery is only a month old and is all good, starter is good and so is the charging system. But the truck will not crank, it acts like I'm only turning the key to the batttery only position but I am going all the way to start. I'll have to sit there turning the key from start to off to start for up to 5 mins before the truck will start. Someone please help. Did I short something out?

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There are severat things that might cause this problem. First thing I would check is if maybe that you knocked the starter solenoid wire loose. This would be the smaller of the two wires going to the starter. The second thisn that I would check is the starter it's self. If you have gotten water in the starter you could have coroded the brushes that are in the starter motor, or coroded the contacts in the starter motor solenoid. The third and least likely possiabality is that the starter is loose and the electricity can't complete its path because of corosion and bad connection to ground.

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