Join Date: Jun 2010
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2000 S10 2.2 won't start, battery and starter good.
Okay, so the S10 that I use for delivering won't start. On the last run of the night I got to the house, delivered the pizza, then got back in to start it and its acting like I don't have the clutch pressed down all the way. I replaced the starter last week, so I know that's not the problem. Also, it has a fully charged yellow top optima battery. When I turn the key to run the headlights and gauge cluster light up fine, radio works, dome lights are bright as all hell. But something is puzzling me, when I turn the key to run, the battery gauge on the dash doesn't even budge. Which I know is total bs because everything else works fine. I tried to push start it, as well as jump it but neither worked. The truck started fine all day long, which makes me think there is a fuse or something that I missed. It was dark, and I did what I could while on the side of the road, but I'm having it towed back to my place tomorrow to take a better look at it. If anyone has any pointers as to where I should start that would be great. I don't have a schematic in front of me now, so I don't know where the battery gauge gets its voltage from, but I would like to trace the problem back from there since its the most puzzling piece. Oh, and I also replaced the alternator last month, so both the alternator and battery are good. Any insight would be greatly appreciated, I'm thinking either a lose ground or a fuse...