Starts, immediately dies

Tiny
PCDJ64
  • MEMBER
  • 1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 120,000 MILES
It has a 2200 engine. You turn the key on and there are no idiot lights coming on and the gauges do not move, crank the starter and the engine starts for about 3 seconds and shuts right off, tried a different ignition switch and the same thing happens, all of the fuses in the car and under the hood are good.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 AT 4:40 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
Possible bad key. Sounds like a security issue.

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM
Tiny
PCDJ64
  • MEMBER
No flashing security light, I was told it could be a bad cluster, I see it does have the white wires for the passkey system but he has never actually had the resistor key in the 2 years he has owned the car.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 12:23 AM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
You can have the key tested at a parts store to see if it has a resistor in it. If you have the wires in the lock cylinder, then you have a chip

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 3:29 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides