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2000 Chevy S10 starting problem

I have 2000 Chev S10 V6 2WD w/125000 miles on it. It was running fine and starting fine until one day it decided to not start at all. It wants to start but it won't crank over to actually start. When gas it poured into the carburetor then it starts up fine and has no problems. It runs great and there are no weird noises that it makes. The fuel filter, pump and spark plugs were changed at the regular interval. I took it to a mechanic and they told me that the fuel pump needs to be replaced again. I know it can't be that, I'm thinking it has to be a sensor or another thing that needs fixed.

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  • jaredneaman May 10, 2010

    The fuel pump was replaced months before this problem happened. I wanted a second opinion on it since there are mechanics that diagnose wrong, I know from experience. I am just hesitant to pay $2000 to this mechanic for something that I already did myself. Is there anything else that might need replacing with the fuel pump? I didn't know that the S10 didn't have a carburetor either, I looked up a picture of what it is that I have poured gas into and that matched what it looked like.

  • mstonyal2007 Jun 02, 2010

    Is it fixed now,,, because mine is doing the same thing,, Runs fine as long as you are pouring gas into the throttle body,,

  • jaredneaman Jun 05, 2010

    I got it fixed. It was a bad fuel pump. It runs great now. Hopefully there shouldn't be any more problems. It has been a great little truck that has lasted through so much.

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You don't have a carburator. The last carb was on my 1984 S-10 Blazer,which by the way ,I've had 26 years.
Why are you questioning a professional,who's help you asked for. Sounds like a fuel pump to me.

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  • Anonymous May 10, 2010

    I don't know why you would pour gas into anything,except an alcohol funny car,to fire it up and keep the blower from frosting up.



    Lets start over. Does the starter turn over the motor?

    Did you check to see if you have spark?

    Do you have a check light on dash,or stored codes?

    Do you have vacuum leaks?

    Did you put a pressure gauge on the fuel system?



    Your not going to spend a lot to solve your issues. Just need to find out what they are



    If you do need a new fuel pump,I would suggest, you jump in there and do it yourself. Maybe you got a close friend, who is go with vehicles to help you.

  • Dink24 Jun 03, 2010

    I am working on one my self with the same exact symptoms......but with mine when I hook up the battery charger and set it to start and give it that 200 amp shot of juice it will start which is leading me to think it is the alternator or something like that while it is running the alternator gets very hot to the touch also the charging gauge drops significantly when i turn on the lights and then the air it will go down to the quarter mark but if you rev the moter some itl rise up a lil bit and it will run until you shut it off then you haft to hook the charger up to restart it...... although sometimes when you shut the key off the fuel pump will kick on and i dont understand that......Do you think it could be not getting enough current from the altanatior or am i given the fuel pump an extra boost and makes it push enough pressure??PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!

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    d hanta Apr 02, 2014

    Changed the fuel pump, alternator & broken ground wire. Today it won't start again!

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Isolate the battery from the system, you say it starts on boost which seems to indicate the battery may be shorting out in a cell. Start with that first get a $2.00 cell float tester and pull those maintenance free caps open and probe them .....after..... you charge the battery for three hours, follow the specs on the float ball cell tester tool to determine if you have a bad cell.

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