Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
My husband was working on the car, and put the key in there, turned to on, and moved the wheels. Guess who left it in the on position and activated the Passlock? That lil rascal cuts the fuel off to the engine, if it gets activated, and boy, is it ever activated. Car was working fine, until he did that. I let him do the brakes, and. Whoo boy. When my brother was alive, he was a Master Certified Mechanic, and he taught me a lot about cars. So I tried the following. 1) Checked fuses ( ok) 2) Checked fuel pump( ok) 3) checked gas filter(ok) 4) poured a small amount of fuel into throttle body, and it DID start, but cut out immediately, which is when I knew the Passlock was up-n-at-em (rolls eyes). Then I tried the following.1) opened door with remote, locked car door while open, closed door, opened door with key 2) put key in ignition, turned it to on position, left it for 10 mins, turned it off, and repeated process 2 more times. THEN tried it for a longer period. Nothing worked, and i've already replaced a functioning fuel pump, AND the gas filter. Any ideas, before I wool the head straight off my husband for leaving the key in the ignition in the first place? And NO, no fuel lines were damaged, while the car was up on the jack - I checked. My brother would be either laughing at all of this, or cursing up a blue streak. I'm heading towards the blue streak myself.
I also ran the computer diagnos on it, and no codes came up. Starting motor is working fine. Battery is fine as well. My brother left me all his Snap-on and Ingersoll Rand tools( let's just say I have 4 full chests of tools) so i'm ready to haul the darn thing apart, i'm so frustrated. If I knew how to disable the Passlock, I would. Grrrrr. I let HIM at the car, because he likes to tinker with it, and I was never fond of beating a tire off the car with a 10 lb sledgehammer, because the lug nuts were seized up( I can do it, just don't like it). Your answer just may save him from getting a strip torn off his hide, verbally : D
Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 3:55 PM