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96 Buick Starting Problem

Hello. I have a cursed car, and am hoping for help of exorcising this demon that inhabits my car. My problem, started WAY back but to sum it all up. The car consistently wont crank, as if the pass lock is engaging. I do not have the passlock chip as my mechanic finally cut it out of the ignition cylinder, and put it back in, and it worked dandy for about 2 weeks, and now my car wont start UNLESS I do the following: Turn key forward after initial start/die, hold key forward continually engaging starter until finally the engine KICKS in, and over rev's and then comes back down to an idle, and car runs with all idiot lights on at once. If ANYone know the solution I'll be more than happy to investigate further, but this has put me at my wits ends. I've invested into 2 switches, which temporarily fix the problem and then the problem rears up again.

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Here there is a detailed write-up on passlock and passkey: . The guy is great, and this was the only way I was able to save my Park Avenue. I see it applies to your model too.

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