1996 Chevy Lumina no start

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I have a 96 chevy lumina 3.1. All of a suden it wont start. I can jump start it at the starter and it would run for 3 seconds and stall. So I changed the ignition switch and still no start. My sister has a 96 lumina also that I got the key switch out of. Could that be th problem why it does not start. When I turn the key to start it nothing there. I heard that the key has a chip on it and it is not reading it and that is why no start.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 2:09 PM

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MIKE D IN MD
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The chip in your key is a resistor (there are several values). Your car's 'puter will only accept your original key's resister value. Go to your chev dealer. They can decide the chip you need ( from your original key) and cut a key to match the lock ( from the key to the switch you installed from your sister's car). These are not cheap keys, btw. Mike
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 9:04 PM

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