2001 Pontiac Sunfire Help start my Sunfire

Tiny
LADYFROMTHEPEG
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  • 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 99,000 MILES
My key will not start my sunfire. We tore apart the consol and tried to start it with a screwdriver, but the theft-deterent system will not allow it to get fuel. I am a poor woman who would like her car to start. Can anyone help me?


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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 4:10 PM

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Tiny
DON OLIVER
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It sounds like the car is cranking. If the car is cranking, then the theft deterrant is more than likely ok. If it won't crank over, check the clutch switch on the clutch linkage. The neutral start switch is also a likely culprit if it wont crank over. If it cranks, you need to make sure if you have igntion spark and fuel pressure.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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The car will crank, but thats it. I know that the theft-deterent is ok, thats the problem. I need to somehow disable the theft system.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 4:45 PM
Tiny
DON OLIVER
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Back when we installed remote starter systems, there was a bypass module that we installed to bypass the theft system so the car would start without the chip key in the ignition. Without a wiring diagram, that might be the easy way to bypass the system. You might look into that method. Otherwise, you will probably need to take to a shop for repairs. Good luck.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
DJBUTTON01
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I am having the same problem! It is the antitheft system but I can't get around it. I keep trying the 3 times thing but it is not working.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 8:16 PM

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