Will not start after being stolen and the ignition damaged

Tiny
MICHELLE ACTON
  • MEMBER
  • 1998 CHEVROLET 1500
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
My truck was stolen and the ignition busted. Now I am trying to get it to start. It was starting and shutting off after two to three seconds, now it is not even turning over. Security/bypass?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 AT 10:48 PM

6 Replies

Tiny
WILLIAM CRABTREE
  • EXPERT
Hello,

So the million dollar question is this: Does your security light stay on when you try to start the truck? If so, here is a link on common ways to reset a security system. Also, if you have the theft-lock package and the factory radio, the radio would not work either.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Hope this helps! Thanks for using 2CarPros!

William
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 AT 8:47 PM
Tiny
MICHELLE ACTON
  • MEMBER
My husband says it does not, but I am not exactly sure because now it will not even turn over. I do believe my next step is going to be to replace the ignition switch then go from there. I believe that when they busted it that they may have completely messed the tumblers up in it.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
MICHELLE ACTON
  • MEMBER
Okay, so replaced the ignition and the box with it and still doing the same thing. So now what? The security light is not on and does not even come on at all. I am not getting fuel to the injectors but the pump is engaging. Please someone help.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, December 6th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Will the engine crank over? Lets start by checking the fuses. Here is a guide to help us get started along with the fuse locations:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, December 10th, 2018 AT 12:19 PM
Tiny
MICHELLE ACTON
  • MEMBER
Have checked all fuses and relays. Replaced ignition switch, and wiring harness, still no change, yes it will crank over but will not run it starts and dies instantly. No security light and no codes set. But it acts like the passlock has triggered. Only thing I have left to do is replace the ignition lock housing and hope and pray that fixes my problem.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, December 16th, 2018 AT 7:59 AM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
I have seen at the ignition switch the one of the two small wires breaks at the tumbler causing this issue. Here are diagrams to help you confirm the issue. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, December 16th, 2018 AT 9:45 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links