1998 chevy s10, replaced battery, wont start

Asked by Aug 30, 2017 at 09:24 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i bought this truck used, and it started fine.  185,000 miles on it.  if you dont turn truck off right way, the battery will die.  I had to have it jumped.  I was putting in a stereo and came out to go somewhere and the battery was dead.  completely, wouldn't turn over.  had it jumped and truck started rough, smelled gas and then did fine. next day same thing, so had it jumped and it was rough,smelled like gas, but started.  drove it straight to auto zone, had a battery put in it, wouldnt start.  would turn over like it wanted to start, but nothing.  gas smell again, then asked them to jump battery, still nothing.  had to have it towed home.  can you please help?  ty cj

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