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1996 cavalier I have a 1996 cavalier and the anti-theft is on, however, it has manual locks. It will start but will not stay running (that is why i think it has something to do with the anti-theft). How can I fix this?

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  • mommasgirlmm Sep 14, 2008

    I would appreciate any help I can in getting my car fixed and THANK YOU for helping!

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Your car has pass lock I, this is an easy fix. Simply attempt to start the car. The theft light will come on and may flash. Leave the key on after you try to start it for about 10 mintues. IF indeed it is a passlock I issues it will relearn and start up after 10minutes. If at anytime the key is turned back off after the intial start, the process must be restarted. Pass lock allows fuel to make it to the injectors and then pulse enough to get engine RPM to around 800 and then shuts the off injectors not the fuel pump. Let me know how you make out.

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  • erin bates Apr 26, 2012

    hi there, thanks just tried this on my cavalier and it worked. has the left lock light on flashing. tried to start, left for 15 minutes just to be sure and it started second try. car has been having issues with cutting out while driving recently and cut out on my on the motorway. doh. we have fiddled with the electric window motors recently and i wonder if that may have been what caused this. hopefully doesnt cut out on me again. i also just noticed a tiny hissing sound coming from under the car and put my head close to hear it and noticed a chemically smell, dont know if it normal. mmm. this car seems to have never ending problems. just bought this car 6 months ago. so far changed bearings, all 4 window motors have slowly stopped working. now this problem. think mite buy another car at sum point. :) thanks heaps for the advice thou. keep u posted to c if problem solved.

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