The car turns over but will not start the theft system light is on and the check engine light has been on for a few months also with no problems. Why would the factory installed theft system light be on? Would it have something to do with it not starting
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Re: 1997 Buick Skylark 3.1L will not start
Does the light security flash,if so turn the ignition switch on/engine off.Wait for maybe 10 to 15 minutes.Until light becomes solid.Then breifly turn key to off then start.If this does not work contact dealer...
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I too have a 97 buick skylark custom, that hasn't been cranking. Heres what I have figured out so far, so you may have the same problem. Heres the first question - Is the theft system light flashing when you try to crank the car? Cause if it is, it means the car isn't wanting to recognize your key as the correct key which is causing the car to go into tamper mode which disables fuel to the engine, in which case you have to turn the key back to the start position and wait for the light to stop flashing then try to crank it again.
P.S. i'm not sure why this other thing would be a problem but i lost my gas cap right before this started happening and someone told my that might trigger the sensor, do you have yours?
Had similar problem Does the 'theft system' light come on or blink? If so, get it checked out by a good electronic troubleshooter. If it doesn't start, try locking and unlocking driver door twice, and it should reset and start.