What do I need to replace? The passlock module? I was in a small accident with my Sunfire a few years ago. The engine was still running right after but there was damage to the fan and rad so I turned it off. It sat for about a year and then was moved - at that time when I turned the ignition it still brought everything up - the gauges etc.
Then it sat untouched for couple of years and the battery went dead and was replaced. I have now taken it to get repaired but when I turn the ignition there is now NOTHING, no response at all from the engine. What can I do to get some response from the engine?
I had a similar problem with a 2001 Malibu that I had - it just died one day after I shut it off and when I took it to the dealer they said that it wouldn't recognize the codes and had shut itself down. Part of the security features. I believe they replaced a module (passlock?) At a cost of about $500.
I have asked at a local GM dealership they said there is no reason it should not start.
I have tried the 10 minute thingy that I was told about (and that worked on my Malibu) but that does nothing for my Sunfire! Please help - I don't want to take it to the dealership and have them work on it for hours if they don't know what to do with it. The car isn't worth that much any more!
Can you tell me what I can do to get it to start? Or what I need to have replaced on it?
Please let me know if you need any additional information to help.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 9:36 PM