1998 Chevy Lumina Car won't start

Tiny
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET LUMINA
Engine Performance problem
1998 Chevy Lumina

I love my little Lumina. Back last fall I started having problems with it. It would run fine to work, when I'd leave at the end of the day it wouldn't start. Once it's jumped it would run just fine for a couple of weeks. Then it started happening more often. It's been to the garage several times. They put in a new battery. Tested a few other things, everything checks out good. The last time for about 10 days, they took the car to another garage that has GM software and hooked the car to that. They can't find anything wrong. Now it's happening almost every day. There are lights, radio, windsheild wipers, everything, it just won't start. So I have 2 garages of mechinics that can't find the problem, anyone have any ideas?

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 1:13 PM

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Tiny
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Is your security light blinking when it happens?
If so you could have a problem with your VATS system (theft deterrent system).
Here is the link to a website that will show you how to bypass this system:

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/mitchell1eautorepair-car-repair-manuals

Good luck.
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help, but there is no security system on the car.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 7:00 AM

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