Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

My 1998 Chev Cavalier Theft System light stays on

The car will start, but will not stay running, like the car is sensing someone is stealing it and shuts down, sometimes will restart, sometimes not for hours or a day. Any ideas what the problem or repair may be?

Thanks for your help,

Karen

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 26 Answers

If the car starts and dies right away you may have a pass key sensor fault.
Try to start the car,if the car dies right away just leave the key on and watch the security light in the insturment panel,if it begins to blink leave the key on until it stops blinking (apx 10 mins.) this will reprogram the pass lock to the pcm and may solve all your problems.if the car continues to die after running a min or so then you may have other faults,or if the car dies right after start the pass lock sensor may need to be replaced.

Please dont forget to rate this solution

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My 2004 chev cavaliers anti theft light and air bag lights came on and car wont start


Sounds like the anti theft sensor in the ignition keyhole. Squirt a little carb cleaner, brake cleaner or electronic parts cleaner in the keyhole. I then swab the deepest part of the keyhole with rolled up paper, very thinly like 1/4 inch tube crushed flat. The tip of the paper will have dirt on it. Repeat until no more dirt.

Jan 10, 2014 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Anti theft light staying on and car wont crank


check the anti theft system for your car There is probably a bad sensor or someone tried to steal it.

Sep 21, 2013 | 2006 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

1998 cavalier wont start no spark


If you have no spark try the ignition module, it controls the spark and if you don't have any and the coil is new its the only other option short of wiring or ecu!!

Nov 11, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

"service" light came on my 2001 chev cavalier


That light will come on when the computer senses a fault, irregardless of typical maintenance. Take your car to your local auto parts superstore and have them scan the car for the fault code(s). This will help you choose a course of action. Or take it to your mechanic.

Apr 10, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

99 cavalier theft light on continous


does it run 2 to 3 seconds? does the scurity light blinks? if yes leave the switch on after running 2-3 second wait till security light stops blinking then start if light still blinks you have wiring problem. if light just stay on you have spark and fuel check injactor pulse.always remember if you have good spark ,good fuel pressure and injector pulse car should start

Sep 15, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

99 chevy cavalier theft system light on steady, car wont crank.


My 2000 cavalier has done this for 6 months. You take your key out then open your door, wait ten minutes and the system resets itself and the car will start-annoying you bet!!!

Jul 20, 2009 | Chevrolet Monte Carlo Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Problems with the anit-theft


changed intake gasket.Theft light stays on.will crank,but not start

May 06, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

I have A 1998 cavalier , the thef light came on and sense then the car do not want to start. the engine turn but wont come on.


turn the key on and try to start the engine it should start than stall, leave the ignition on for approx 10 min the security light will flash when it stops flashing turn the car off and then repeat this procedure after the third try the theft system will attempt to relearn the security data, if it is valid it will then start if not you will nee someone with a tech 2 scanner (gm shop) to help you out

Jan 15, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

808 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21927 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...