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Anti theft will not let car start

I have a 1995 Buick Riviera. When we try to start the car it will turn over but it will not fire. We've taken it to the repair shop and they weren't able to figure out what was wrong with it and tried to replace a couple different parts but that didn't help. Have replaced VATS, the ECU, and the Crank Sensor and it still will not start. Is there any way that we would be able to bypass the anti-theft system and if so how?

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  • keenspeedy May 11, 2010

    you need to have someone with a code scanner to read the codes onthe car if any. It doesn't sound to me like the vats system is the problem. The vats will generally let the car start for a couple seconds and then kill the fuel pump without the correct resistance through the key. It sounds more like there isn't enough fuel pressure or something like that. Hope this helps.


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Had the same problem. it was the ecm

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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The only thing that prevents starting is if the computer doesn't see the correct resistance chip in the key. Other than that if the car turns over but never fires most likely it is the BCM (computer) under/behind the glove box.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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Try locking the car and then unlocking the driver door with your key, then try to start, I have had many systems that have a lockout on them and by locking and unlocking with key resets the alarm, If not I can direct you to the factory service manuals, and they will walk you through figuring your problem. Hope this helps you!

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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    David Johnson Dec 27, 2008

    I know this sounds stupid, but the drivers door key should reset the alarm, if not the key fob should.


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