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bulloc ... 2/1/2013

1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 6 Cyl 3.1L


My car rolls over, and starts, but stalls instantly

My wife drove the car home and parked it, and the next morning it would not start. The gas needle was close to empty. I put 6 gallons of gas in it. I also put some gas line anti freeze in it, but it still won't start. I was thinking if she ran it that low that there could be water in the line and had froze. It got down to zero degrees that night. The next two days it was almost 50 degrees out side, but still would not start.

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HouseCallAuto 2/1/2013

I suspect that you have a bad passlock sensor which is the ignition lock cylinder and housing on this car. I want you to try the following procedure and see if it *temporarily* solves the issue. if after doing this procedure EXACTLY as it says, if the vehicle starts, it confirms that the passlock sensor and housing and ignition switch needs to be replaced.

1. Perform theft relearn.

2. Attempt to start the engine and leave the key on for 11 minutes. Do not return the key to off after the engine does not start.

3. The Theft light should be flashing.

4. When the light stays on solid, turn the key off for 5 seconds and attempt to start the engine.


bullockcreek2010 2/2/2013

I did that, but still doesn't want to fire


HouseCallAuto 2/2/2013

Is the theft light illuminated while trying to start the engine?


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