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4.2 cylinder 97 s10 wont start. It has no spark and the fuel

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4.2 cylinder 97 s10 wont start. It has no spark and the fuel pump is not priming
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Customer: S10 pickup 97 wont start fuel oump wint prime and no spark.
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Customer: Yes
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Customer: Just had it looked at.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.
Hi there.Engine choices for a 1997 Chevy S10 are 2.2L inline 4 and 4.3L V6 - there is no 4.2. Which one are you working on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
V6 4.3
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Car was running fine. Battery died, it was replaced and now it just cranks. Looks like it use to have chip/ pass key. But have not had to use it in a while.
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.
Can you get access to a scan tool that can read data, not just codes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry no.
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.
In that case I'll opt out so other experts may chime in. Please don't reply until another expert responds or the site will cycle this request back to me.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.
Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I normally log in after 3 pm central. Please make sure to let me know exactly what is needed from me so I can provide EXCELLENT 5 STAR service. The previous tech has opted out, would you like me to try and help?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a 1997 s10 with a 4.3 l engine. I le g tbthe lights on. And we could not jump it. I ended up replacing the battery. It still will not start. It cranks but I do. Not hear the fuel pump start and starter fluid in the carb does nothing.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.
Since starting fluid will not even get it to start briefly that means there is no spark. Can you crank the engine with a plug out and confirm spark occurs?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will seenif I can tomorrow.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.
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