1999 Chrysler Concorde started and wont start again

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DOUG MCKEEHAN
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER CONCORDE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,000 MILES
This car has set for about 5 months. It is equipped with an after market Theftlock system which has a small key like device located under the dash. It is designed to be removed and go with the owner when leaving the car. The battery on the car is bad and before we jumped it off, I pulled the theftlock key and put it back in. The car jumped off and started with ease. When I started backing out of the driveway, the car just shut off. It will crank over but will not start. Do you think this would have something to do with the theftlock system or more likely a fuse or the fuel pump? Thanks!
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 AT 7:28 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:

It could be any of those things. However, I would start by checking for spark. If you have spark, then I would have the fuel pressure and volume checked.

If no problems are found there, I would try disconnecting the anti theft system to see if it will start.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Joe
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 10:38 AM
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DRDON349
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I am not a mechanic today but. Now retired from that the best I can offer is my story of the neighbor that gave me her car. I offered her 4k for it four years earlier but she was very attached to it. Having just spent 30k on a new vw bug she was sure her 95 Dodge Shadow would be worth more than 4k. The short story is that when the city said it can't stay in her drive without plates, and four years had passed, she gave it to me. I diag'd for a few hours and after pulling the plugs to dissolve the rust inside in a Marvel way, and tapping the pistons with a wooden dowel, I got it to turn freely. Still no spark though so next I figured out that the small pcCard that provided security was not more than a jumper in line with the ignition ckt. Like a second key but could be defeated with little effort. The solution was to trace the wires back from the "secure key" to the column harness and jump the socket to overide it. My problem was the PC card contacs were coroded. Just plain copper, no berillium or gold plating here. Glad I don't know how much extra it cost for that thing. Hope this can help y'all.
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 9:32 PM

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