1998 Pontiac Sunfire wont start

Tiny
DONTWANNACALLDADDY
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  • 1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
1998 Pontiac Sunfire Automatic

my car usually drives fine yet every once and a while it wont start, i've replaced the fuel filter and even I think the pump a while back. It starts then dies 10 seconds later. Please is there something I can do to fix it that I havent thought about? I really dont wanna call my daddy to ask for his help again!
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 8:38 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds as security system
next time it happen check if security light on and or blinking
and if so suspect a worn ignition switch or key
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 8:47 PM
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Hi, you recently answered one of my questions about my car and recommended me checking my ignition switch or key.I just went to my car and it started right up perfectly yet again after not starting yesterday. When I called an auto parts store to ask about the ignition switch or key they told me there were 2 parts one is the electronic and the other is the key switch, and if I replace the switch then my security system would need to be reprogrammed. They stated to be reprogrammed I would need to contact a pontiac dealer. Which would you recommend replacing or both and why? Also, is it necessary to reprogram the security system and if so is it possible to do it on my own with out having the added expence of going to a pontiac dealer to have it done? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated, I know absolutely nothing about cars and really need to have mine running again as quickly as possible with out having to worry if I am going to be stuck yet again.

If security light is on or flashing
tune key on for about 10 mins and or security light go out and or stop flashing
than turn off
wait a sec and than start
if u install new switch
need to do that 3 time to program the new switch and key
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 10:53 PM

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