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98 Chevrolet S-10 Will Not Start

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Feb 17, 2012, 11:33 AM

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Hi guys! I have a 98 Chevrolet S-10, 2.2l, 2wd. Just bought it from a buddy, so I don't have all the info on how it was running before, etc. Battery was completely dead so it is unlikely that any codes are stored. It won't start. It turns over; I checked for spark with timing light and it has it, so I thought maybe the fuel pump was bad. Rented a tester and got almost 50 psi at the fuel rail. The engine does not seem to be trying to start. I tried ether, but got the same result, which makes me think something in the timing. However, I also pulled two spark plugs and could not smell any gas on them.

I am about to do some more tests, but thought I would ask you guys before, so you could maybe make some more suggestions. I am not a part swapper, I want to figure out what is wrong with it.

I am going to start with a noid light to see if the injectors are working, then I thought I would check the crankshaft position sensor with a digital multimeter. Lastly, I will pull the timing cover off and check to see if the chain was broken or slipped. Outside of a compression test, I cannot think of anything else on this truck which would prevent it from starting, and before I get involved in any major potential problems, I would like to rule out less invasive causes.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Hammer Time
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Feb 17, 2012, 12:21 PM

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You need a fuel pump


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