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Answers to questions about car keys. From how to relearn new ones, to what to do if you loose them. Get free help and advice.


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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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Trac Off and Engine Light

Well my car is dead and it won’t start. The Trac off light came on and the check engine light and the battery light and the oil light came on and when I went to step on the gas pedal it wouldn’t increase speed. It is a 2001 Chevy Cavalier. Does the engine crank over…

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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Is Hard To Start

I have a 2001 Olds Bravada and have a hard time getting it started. What I usually have to do is turn the key on an off about 3-4 times before I actually try to turn it over. It will usually turnover on the second try. What could be causing this starting problem? ProTech: Probably…

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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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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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1996 Cadillac Passkey Problem

My 1996 Cadillac says theft system problem and car will not start. ProTech: You probably have a bad ignition cylinder in your Cadillac. Can I take care of that on my own? Are you capable of disassembling the steering column? Yes. It also requires quite a few special tools. But if you are capable, go…

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1997 Chevy S-10 Keeps Blowing Ignition Fuse

Have a 1997 Chevy s10 p/u that keeps blowing #10 fuse. Key in on position its OK, but as soon as turn key to start it blows fuse ProTech: Do you know what circuits are on the fuse? Says its the fuse for the ignition #10 fuse Do you have any aftermarket equipment on the…

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2006 Chevy Malibu Will Crank But Not Start

My 2006 Chevy Malibu will crank up, but it will not engage/or turnover until i press the accelerator…once that happens it works out fine…until the next time i crank it up. ProTech: Can you give a bit more info? Crank up, engage, and turnover all mean the same thing so I’m a bit confused. Will…

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Hard Starting When Hot

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with a 3.4 liter v6. When the car is cold it will start fairly quickly but when it reaches operating temp or sits in warm sun or high ambient temps it will turn over like mad but will not start. Protech : A check of the fuel pressure…

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1999 Silverado Security Light and Won’t Start

I have a Chevy Silverado 1999 turns over but no fuel and no spark changed fuel pump cam sensor Crankshaft sensor still nothing some one told me I need to have my key reprogrammed. ProTech: Is the security light on? Yes. Then that is your issue. The theft deterrent system will kill the fuel enable…

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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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How to Get Replacement Car Keys

Today’s newer GM vehicles utilize a PassKey theft deterrent system. Also sometimes called ‘plus key’ because of the little ‘plus’ symbol that is engraved on each key blank. Most times, an owner has two sets of keys that work in the doors and ignition of their car or truck. These would be considered ‘Master Keys’.…

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