Its a pontiac sunfire 1998 and put new motor in and it wont crank then when i jump it from the starter it cranks then shut the key of it still runs but when turn key on the lights come on on the dash took wires off the startewr and the lights on the dash still come on
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Product Safety - Ignition Circuit Thermal Events # 04002 - (02/18/2004) 04002 -- Ignition Circuit Thermal Events 1998 Buck Skylark 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva 1998 Pontiac Grand Am 1998-2001 Pontiac Sunfire Due to part availability, this recall is being conducted in three phases. Phase 1 will consist of 1998-1999 vehicles, phase 2 will consist of 2000 vehicles; and phase 3 will consist of 2001 vehicles. When sufficient parts are available to notify customers of 2000 and 2001 vehicles, you will be notified and will receive a new initiation report. Recall - Ignition Circuit DefectCondition General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 1998 model year Buick Skylark; 1998-2001 model year Chevrolet Cavalier; 1998 model year Oldsmobile Achieva; 1998 model year Pontiac Grand Am; and 1998-2001 model year Pontiac Sunfire vehicles. If the engine fails to start and the driver holds the key in the "start" position for an extended period, high current flows through the ignition switch, and sometimes produces enough heat to melt internal switch parts. If the switch is damaged, a fire could occur in the steering column, even with the engine off and the key removed. The fire could spread to the interior of the car, which could injure occupants of the car or cause damage to adjoining structures. Correction
The starter solenoid is bad or the ignition switch is bad. Check the solenoid to see if it is getting power. If the solenoid is getting power then the solenoid is bad. But if the solenoid is not getting power with the key in the start position, then the ignition switch is bad.
shorting to start motor will allow the motor to turn but the ignition system is still off. try with key turned to ignition position. suspect starter solenoid on starter motor. suspect fuses maybe there is a fuse which has blown. suspect ignition key switch maybe defective.
This is Caused by the Fuel Pump. If you remove the Fuel Pump relay and it will try to Crank, You have a Bad Fuel Pump. I do Believe that the Fuel Pump is located inside the Fuel Tank on the Sunfire. Not an easy Repair But, Necessary
Hi, I had the same problem with my girlfriend's 97' sunfire, it wouldn't start so I jumped the starter terminals which I think screwed it up even more (causing the theftlock light to come on). It turns out this is a common problem that can be solved by hooking up a GM Tech2 scanner, going under "body" codes, and following the instructions for bypassing the PASS LOCK SOLENOID. Hope you find this helpful, Byron