I drive a 5-spd manual 2000 Chevy S10 standard pickup. This thing has been good to me from Day 1, I’ve literally never had a problem with it outside of normal wear and tear (break pads, tires, etc). This thing has been amazing. I bought a new Duralast battery last July, but now it doesn’t start. Here’s what happened…
I took it out for a very normal, simple, 1-2 mile drive. Parked it, when I came back to start it, I put my key in the ignition and absolutely nothing happened. No sound, no lights, nothing. I didn’t leave the lights on or anything, and even if I had, was only gone for a few minutes so I thought it was odd.
Went back with a friend to jump the battery with a friend, to my disappointment, again nothing happens. No lights, no nothing.
A couple days later, I called a tow truck. As I’m waiting, I give a shot just for the heck of it, and it starts up perfectly! As if there was never a problem.
I drive the truck lightly for 2-3 more days with no problems.
Then all of a sudden it won’t start again. And it has not started since. However, during the last week or so, I’ve tried it about a dozen times. 95% of the time, I just get absolutely nothing. HOWEVER, once or twice, I was able to get the lights/radio on, and then when I turn it over, it goes out immediately. One time, about 3 days ago, I got as far as lights/radio, and then like 0.3 seconds of ignition. As if you took the sound of a car starting it, split it into twenty parts, I got about the first 3 or 4 before it just completely shut off.
Any idea what this is? Could it be a battery charge? A new starter? Or maybe just some old wiring?
Thanks for any advice!