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Probably something with the PATS system , Passive anti theft system. Is there a red light in the middle of you dash that flashes fast when you try to start the car. Or is there a security light lit on you instrument cluster ? If you have a problem with PATS the engine computer will turn off fuel injectors in some cases !
The Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) is fully passive in operation and requires no special procedures by the driver to arm or disarm the system. It is invisible to normal scrutiny and is operated by a miniature transponder within the key body. The transponder communicates with the powertrain control module through a transceiver mounted around the ignition switch lock barrel. The PATS functionality is incorporated within the powertrain control module.
PATS may be identified by a larger than normal sized ignition key. A larger sized ignition key indicates the presence of the transponder that controls the system.
The transponder code reading is carried out when the key. having been inserted into the ignition lock barrel is turned from position "0" to position "II" to crank the engine. If the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) receives the correct code the engine will start. If the PCM receives either no code or an incorrect code the engine will not crank and PATS remains armed and the engine immobilised.
Whenever the ignition is switched on the anti-theft indicator will remain on for three seconds while the system reads the ignition key code.
The anti-theft indicator will flash rapidly or glow continuously after the initial three seconds to indicate the PATS has immobilised the vehicle.
Generally speaking, the flashing light means there is a problem with the system and the air bag has been deactivated. If the light is flashing in a pattern you can count the flashes and find out what the code is telling you. The codes are available online. If it is just flashing steady, you would need to take it to a shop and have the system diagnosed. Keep in mind working on the SRS system is dangerous since you can trigger the air bag if you make any mistakes.
if the security system is malfunctioning, it wont let the engine start as to avoid someone stealing it. have someone check the system or just deactivate the security cuz your car is useless unless it runs! security can take a back seat to the ability for it to move
what is anti-theft light doing? It should come on solid for about 2 sec after you turn the key on then turn off. If it is flashing after this then it is not seeing the computer chip in the key and you have a PATS problem.