1999 Chevy Malibu Starts and immediately dies

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
Overview. About 6 weeks ago my car would not start. A mechanic came to look at it and said it was the theft system. The chip in the ignition had gone bad. $300 for the new switch/chip.
Yesterday my car would not start again. Theft light was blinking after the key was out of the ignition. Spoke with a gentlemen from a dealer last night and he told me to turn the ignition to on and keep it that way for 10 minutes. I did. And the car now starts and the theft light does not come on, but as soon as the car starts, it dies.
I hooked it up to another car to make the battery had enough juice and it did. Still the same problem.

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Sunday, December 16th, 2007 AT 2:45 PM

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Tiny
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You have to do that 3 times
key on untill light go out 3 times
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Sunday, December 16th, 2007 AT 2:58 PM
Tiny
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But. The theft light wasn't on again after the first time.
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Sunday, December 16th, 2007 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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It take at least two times for it to work
and if you had tried and failed you have to wait about an hour before you can try again
start fresh in the am make sure if possible battery full
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Sunday, December 16th, 2007 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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Yes
its in the PM
check your Messages
and if you cant read it let me know
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Sunday, December 16th, 2007 AT 7:58 PM

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