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A faulty ignition cylinder or Passlock sensor can cuase your car to not start or have the theft and security light on the dash. Read answers by expert auto mechanics.

How To Replace Pontiac Grand Prix Ignition Cylinder

My 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix se ignition went out of it. The key has the chip in it. I cant lock my car anyhow. So wondered if i could replace that ignition with a regular ignition with a key with no chip in it? I don’t want the chip in the key it means nothing…

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2004 Buick Century Heater and Wipers Stopped Working

I have a 2004 Buick Century and all of a sudden the power windows, heater and wiper blade arms stopped working. There is also no power to the radio or windows when the vehicle is in the accessories. I tried to check the fuses and can’t seem to find anything that is wrong. You have…

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1995 Buick Lesabre Is Loosing Engine Power

I have a 1995 Buick Lesabre and its cutting all power sometimes when turning and at a little incline. Protech: Cutting power how? Electrical power? Or engine power? Engine power it just dies the only engine light on is the abs light. And this only happens when turning the wheels on a slight incline? No…

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Security System Preventing My 2001 Chevrolet Impala From Starting

I’m having a problem with the passkey lock and VATS security system. It’s preventing me from starting the the engine with the key. I have tried placing a switch and it didn’t work. What would be the best thing I can do to solve my problem ? 2001 Chevrolet Impala LS. ProTech: Your security system…

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Engine Cranking With Key Removed

Hey just wondering if you would know what would cause a 2003 Chevy Impala to turn over without the key in it Mechanic JK: Was there any work done to it recently? Does it just crank and crank till you disconnect battery or something? New transmission but it did it before that and yes on…

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Security Light and Won’t Start

Hey, I have a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo. My security has locked the car up. do i have to take the car to GM to get a Passlock reset or can i do it myself? Mechanic JK Is it physically locked and wont turn, or does it turn and the car won’t start? It turns…

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Security Light Flashing

1998 Pontiac Bonneville just started not starting(no starter action) one time and then starting later. My security light flashing for 2-3 seconds and then goes out–so i don’t think it is the cause. ProTech: You probably have an intermittent starter problem. It flashes for 2-4 seconds and then goes out even though it will not…

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1999 Olds Alero Blower Motor and Security Light

I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. The blower motor does not work. I have replaced the blower motor with a delphi motor and the blower motor resistor 3 times. The blower worked one time and has quit again. ProTech: Are you sure you don’t have a wiring problem somewhere? Where do i start to look…

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Theft Relearn Procedure For 2008 Chevy Malibu

My security lock light is on and don’t know why or what to do! but my car will not start! Please help! Protech: What year and model car do you have? 2008 Chevy Malibu. You can try a theft re-learn procedure, but it may only be a temporary fix. More than likely you have a…

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Car Repairs For a Bad Customer

I had to write this article due to the recent repair I had on a customer vehicle…..that almost wasn’t! This all started last Saturday, when a Monte Carlo got towed into the shop. It was a no-start with a dead battery. I jumped the battery and it fired right up, and I drove it into…

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