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I have a 2002 s10 that won't start. I had work done to repair an oil leak, drove it home, and it died. Thought it was maybe the battery, which had, in fact failed. I replaced the battery, and it ran for about a day and a half (less than 10 miles driven), but now it won't start again. It unlocked with the remote, made a quick chime, and then went silent. It makes no noise whatsoever when the key is turned, and no lights come on at all. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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It sounds as though your new battery is also flat which, in my mind, points to a fault with the alternator. Try charging the battery or jump starting the vehicle, if this works then have the output of the alternator tested.

  • It could also be loose or corroded cables - was this checked and double-checked when putting in the new battery? – mike65535 Jan 15 at 14:27
  • @mike65535 very true, improperly fitting or corroded battery terminals could certainly cause this type of behaviour – Steve Matthews Jan 15 at 15:08

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