I was having the same loud clicking when i turned the key. engine wasnt turning over at all. The problem was the Starter Solenoid Switch. $20 bucks at AutoZone. Took 15 minutes to change (its only 2 nuts and 5 wires). Clicking is gone and Jeep Starts. this was for a 1984 CJ7
Our 1994 Sable had a intermittent starter problem and even a new starter didn't fix it. Turns out it could have been fixed for free had I known the spade connector to the solenoid was so corroded that it would not always make contact. Replaced the connector and it has now been working fine for about 5 years. The starter connector is in a vulnerable place where it will frequently get wet, so coat it with silicone sealant after replacement.
It is because of the actual remote start brains. If you try to start it over 2 times in 10 min. it wont start. So you are right on letting it sit for ten min. that is just the reason that it does that. nothing wrong with batt, alt, etc.
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set in car and turn on the ignition switch but do not start it. the security light will be on and wait from 10 to 15 minutes and the light will start blinking and after the 10 minutes or so it will go solid. when it does this turn off the key and then start car.
could be a security relean. •Insure that the battery is fully charged. •Turn the ignition switch from the
OFF position to the CRANK position attempting to start the vehicle. The vehicle
will start and then stall. •Leave the ignition switch in the ON position
while observing the security indicator. •When the security indicator turns
off, which can take up to 10 minutes, turn the ignition switch off. Wait 10
seconds. The BCM and the PCM will learn the new code on the next start
PUT KEY IN THE IGNITION SWITCH.TURN TO THE ON POSITION WITH ENGINE OFF FOR 10 MINUTES.WATCH SECURITY LIGHT.WHEN SECURITY LIGHT DISAPPEAR.TURN OFF IGNITION FOR 5 SECONDS THEN START THE ENGINE.HAVE VECHICLE SCANNEN BECAUSE POSSIBLE CAUSE TO YOUR PROBLEM IS THE KEY OR KEYS WORN. YOU HAVE FAULTY IGNITION SWITCH OR BCM. THE DEALERSHIP HAS TO CHECK IT OUT.THE 10 MINUTE TRICK WILL WORK FOR SHORT TIME.IT WILL GET WHERE 10 MINUTE TRICK WONT WORK.WHEN SECURITY LIGHT ON NOT SAFE TO DRIVE VECHICLE.BECAUSE THE SECURITY THEFT MODE WILL SHUT DOWN YOUR CAR. DISABLE FUEL PUMP.
Ok then, from your description and the
make/model/year of the car you have there,
it appears you've reset the VATS.
The car's security immobilizer
reader at the key switch
does not recognize the coded
chip in the ignition key any longer.
You can try to put the key
in the ignition, turn to the on position &
wait at least 10 min like that.
(Do not turn off the key switch before
10 minutes as elapsed!)
Once done, the key is re-programmed and
should allow the fuel injectors to work again.
The car would start now if corrected.
In some cases, the VATS (GM'S VEHICLE ANTI THEFT SYSTEM)
will re learn the code this way, and will then
allow the restart, however if this does not work,
then you can simply tow it to any GM vehicle dealer
to have the service department re code it.
There is a permanent solution though.
Adding the PLJX Self learning Bypass module (59.95)
will bypass the PASSLOCK system in your vehicle
for good. See this at www.PASSLOCK2.com
Good luck I hope method 1 does the trick!
Here is the 30 min relearn:
Ignition keys relearn takes about 30 min to do. 30-Minute Learn
Procedure 1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. 2. Attempt to
start the engine, then release the key to ON; the vehicle will not
start. 3. Observe the SECURITY tell tale light. After approximately 10
minutes, the light will turn OFF. 4. Turn OFF the ignition switch, and
wait 5 seconds. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 - two more times - for a
total of 3 cycles of 10 minutes. 3x10 = 30 minutes. The vehicle is now
ready to relearn the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or
passwords on the next ignition switch turn from OFF to CRANK Important:
Turn the Ignition Switch OFF. The vehicle learns the Passlock
Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition
from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to
start the vehicle. 6. Start the engine. The vehicle has now learned the
Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password. 7. With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed. History DTCs
will self clear after 100 ignition cycles. Without a scan tool you may
have momentary starter interruptions while history clears itself.
The problem is in the ignition - the grease gets thick in the cold and doent turn quite right the first time. everything turns on, but the anti theft system thinks you have the wrong key so shuts off pwer to the starter. it takes 8-10 mintues to reset. That is why it normally starts when you come back later. I have had the same problem and done tons of reseach. Right now my temp solution has been a small heater and an extention cord. I keep it plugged in over night on a medium setting - just enough to keep the inside temp above freezing. I am also researching remote starts because saturn dealership charges $250 to replace the ignition, and a remote start will run about $300. Saturn wont do a recall because they feel it is not a safety hazard. I say that is bull. Good luck!
In your Intrigue to use the New Passcode sensor .
You need to program the new Passcode to the ECM. of the Vehicle.
This is a prosses that involve around 30 minutes maybe a little more.
Remove the old Ignition switch.
Install the new Ignition switch. with the new Passlock sensor.
Turn the key to on position and try to start a few senconds. them leave the key on run position.
For 10 minutes and NOT more than 11 minutes.
Them turn the key to OFF position for exactly 30 seconds.
Them turn the key to Run position 10 minutes or 11.
them turn back the key to OFF position for 30 seconds.
Them turn the key to Run position 10 minutes or 11,
Turn the key to OFF position and wait 1 minute, them try to start the vehicle.
If the car start you are DONE.
But if Not Letme know to give you more information.