1997 Chevy Cavalier ingnition start problems

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
Electrical problem
1997 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

when engaging the key ignition to start vehicle, if you let off the ignition the vehicle stalls. If you hold the ignition on, just before engaging the starter, the vehicle will stay running. We've tried chaning ignition cylinders, starting the vehicle with the key ignition out, have double checked all wiring and fuses, and are at a dead end road. Please help. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you
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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 7:55 PM

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Tiny
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Are you sure you have it aligned correctly with the ingniton switch
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 8:09 AM
Tiny
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Yes I am sure its alligned I have tried to change the cylinder switch also it is not the switch. I am stumped. See I changed the steering colum and this is where I am at. LOL its crazy.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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Did you try the ingnition switch or just the lock cylinder
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 1:18 PM
Tiny
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I tried the key cylinder. What else is there other than the intier colum? The theft system light is flashing. Could that be anything?
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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Did you try to reset the theft system. Turn the key off for a few minutes. Crank the starter real quick and let off. Watch the security light it should be blinking. Leave it blink unti it goes off. This should take between 10-30 minutes. When it stops, turn the key off for 10 seconds then try to start. Let me know what happends
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 7:08 AM
Tiny
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The light only blinks 3-7 times. Please help!
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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 AT 11:12 AM
Tiny
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Have you checked it for trouble codes
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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 AT 11:31 AM

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