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While driving made a whooshing sound then oil light started flashing

Still has oil in it but knocks some and won't stay crankes

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Hi Rcw, It sounds to me as if you have major engine problems. Knocking sounds are not good omens when coming from engines. The oil pressure light measures pressure not level. Get the vehicle towed in and diagnosed correctly. Don't drive it as that could cause more problems. Regards John

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

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SOURCE: my car will crank but won't stay running, i

Could possibly be the anti theft system. This system can actually turn off your fuel injectors 1-5 seconds after starting. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

Posted on May 29, 2011

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SOURCE: Car will not start- will crank- anti-theft light

try a diffrent key,your extra one.Could be the micro-chip inside is not comunication with anti-theft-.This happened to me.I used the spare set for a few days .then the other key started working again

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SOURCE: I have a chevy lumina 1997. It has the passkey in

you can go and get a resistor they way u check the resistance in the key is get ohms reader and check the chip in the key then go to radio shack and buy the same value in resistors they are only like 1 mabye 2 dollars after that under the steering column there should be a orange wire hunter saftey orange that goes to a connector and unplug it put the resistors in and it will start

Posted on Oct 31, 2011

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SOURCE: 1985 corvette cranks but won't

Check to see if you have spark, if you do, and still it does not start, then you may think that fuel is not getting to it. At this point, use some starting fluid and spray it at the throttle opening. That should start it for a few seconds and give you the answer.
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SOURCE: took radio out now truck wont start.security light stays on,won't flash at all. tried deactivating passlock can't, also domelight,hd lights,l/door lock, keyless kemote not working. all this fr

Ypur security system is armed, if you was try unlock procedure from owners manual and wont work, its possible that you will need visit your dealer to reprogramming.

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