1999 Chevy Cavalier will not start when hearing buz

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
My 99 Cavalier is having problems starting. I hear a buzzing noise coming from inside the dash on the driver's side. When I hear this noise the car will not start, it turns over fine but does not start. Also if I turn the key to the run position and stop before starting the car I noticed the the check engine light does not come on and the anti-theft light flashes. When these happens it will not start and I do not hear the fuel pump getting up to pressure.

If I turn the key on an off several time (some time like 15-20 times) the check engine comes on and the anti-theft does not flash and I hear the fuel and car will start.

Any idea what the problem could be. The car has been in the shop now for two weeks and they can not get it to act up. But it happens to me every day.

Thanks
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 2:04 PM

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Tiny
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Try resetting the security system.

IS the security light flashing? If so try this
GM PASS LOCK RELEARN- Ignition to "run" position, try to start and let key return to "run" position
Approx ten minutes security light will go off
Turn key "off" and wait 5 seconds
Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 relearns.
Turn key off, then start it
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Saturday, December 26th, 2009 AT 8:06 AM
Tiny
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Yes the light flashes sometimes when the car will not start. I do not have a key with a chip in it. Even when I brought the car to my local shop they where surprised the car did not have one, he made me go home and get the original key that came with the car. No one seems to believe me that the key does not have a chip. I have had the cars over two years and using keys I got made at Home Depot. I did try resetting any way but that did not seem to work.

For the past few days I have not had a problem. The only thing I can think of is that the weather has been warmer.

Do you think another owner took out the anti-theft system if the car should have a key with a chip.

Thanks,
Ken
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Monday, December 28th, 2009 AT 9:32 AM
Tiny
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One of the problems with used cars is you never truly know what you are getting.

There are many people (trust me) that will do anything to sell a car.

In the absence of a written warranty, used cars are sold as is, so you are basically at their mercy.
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 AT 9:06 AM

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