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2002 pontiac sunfire, ignition stuck in run position, wont shift out of park, theft light is on and wont start, just turns over

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    wpfcmf4evr Dec 09, 2012

    and i almost forgot, nothing electrical works, sunroof wont close and the instrument gauges dont work

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    wpfcmf4evr Dec 09, 2012

    when i pull the ecm fuse under the hood i am able to move shifter from park.



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i have a 1997 pontiac grand am and it did the same thing when you go to start car and it won't start after 3 trys you have to turn the key to the on postion and let it set for 11 min no more then 11 min then turn it off and count to 30 then it should start. there is no way to go around this wiring .i have asked everybody also if you disconect the battery for a while and hook it back up that might reset the computer and that will work that is what fixed mine for now its been 6 months and hasn't done i sense

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SOURCE: sunfire will not start, it started for a second or

Have somebody listen at the gas cap for a buzzing sound when the ignition switch is turned on, or if you can hear it, it only does it for a few seconds, if you don't hear it, the pump is bad and the gas tank has to be dropped to change it.
This is not recomended, but I do it all the time to make sure the problem is in the fuel system. Spray a little bit of starting fluid in the intake, if it starts, the problem is in the fuel system, but listen for the buzz sound first.
Other problem could be a clogged fuel filter, or a faulty fuel pressure regulator. Have a fuel pressure test done, that would also reveal the problem, if it's a fuel problem.

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2000 Pontiac Sunfire Stuck in park

check if you have brake lights, if not your brake light fuse or brake switch are bad replace fuse or switch and it should work again if this was helpful please leave good feed back

Feb 27, 2014 | 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

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2004 Pontiac sunfire shifter gets stuck in "park" when cold.

Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Description and Operation
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of thew following components:
• The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid
• The body control module (BCM)
• The powertrain control module (PCM)
With the ignition in the ON position, battery positive voltage is supplied to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid receives a ground from the BCM. When the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is energized, the shift lever mechanically locked in the PARK position. When the driver presses the brake pedal the PCM sends a class 2 serial data message to the BCM. The BCM turns OFF the ground control circuit and this de-energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. When the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is de-energized, the shift lever may be moved out of the PARK position. The BCM determines transaxle shift lever position through a class 2 serial data message from the PCM. The PCM receives inputs from the park/neutral position switch and determines shift lever position. When the BCM receives this information and determines that the shift lever is out of the PARK position, the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid ground is opened.

Do you know what a DTC is ? Diagnostic trouble code !

DTC B2708
The body control module (BCM) controls the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. Positive voltage is supplied via the ignition 1 voltage circuit to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The BCM controls the ground circuit of the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid . When the brake pedal is depressed, the BCM removes the ground allowing the solenoid to disengage. This action allows the vehicle to be shifted out of the PARK position.
Conditions for Running the DTC
DTC B2707

Your best bet mite be to have a qualified repair shop check it .

Jan 15, 2018 | 2004 Pontiac Sunfire

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2002 sunfire key stuck in the ignition (run) position, won't turn off, no gages working, and will not shift out of park. now the service and theft system lights are on

Sounds as if the ignition cylinder is bad. You will have to replace it if the key is stuck. It is a lot easier to replace with the key in the on position as that will be required to remove the cylinder. If you get the key out and then the cylinder will not turn, replacement of the cylinder will be more complicated

Dec 22, 2011 | 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

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My 2002 sunfire is stuck in park.Also the key is getting stuck in the ignition. Appreciate any advice.

rock steering wheel back and forth, while turning the key, rock vehicle back and forth to take pressure off transmission shifter. are you parked on any kind of up or down hill grade? if so, that's the problem. start using emergency brake before putting in park.

Sep 17, 2011 | 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

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How do you reset the theft system (for the car, not the radio) on a 1996 pontiac sunfire se. the battery went dead and the car has been sitting for a month now. the car will not start with the key. it will...

Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock theft-deterrent system.
Passlock is a passive theft-deterrent systemT. he system is armed once the keyi s removed from the ignition. Passlock enables fuel if the ignition lock cylinderi s turned with a valid key. If a correct key is not used, fuel is disabled.

During normal operation, the THEFT SYSTEM light will go off after the engine is started. Ln the unlikely event that the engine stalls and the THEFT SYSTEM light flashes, wait until the light stopsf lashing before trying to restart the engine. Remember to release thkee y from the START position as soon as the engine starts. If after several tries the vehicle still does not start, the vehicle may need service. At this time, you may also want to check the fuses. See your Pontiac dealer for service.

If the THEFT SYSTEM light comes on while the engine is running, a problem has been detected and the system may need service. See your dealer for service. In an emergency, call the Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program at 1 -800-ROADSIDE or 1-800-762-3743.

This ans other details can find it in this link for 1996 Pontiac Sunfire - Owners Manual.

I hope helps (remember to rate and comment this).

Oct 13, 2010 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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My ignition messed up ended up replacing the whole steering column and now the car will attempt to turn over but will not start........what should I do???

anti theft system enabled. try to start it then leave the key in the on position may take 11-15 mins til the light goes out for it to relearn the new ignition cylinder. may take 2 tries when the light goes out turn it off then try starting it.

Jul 03, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

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2001 pontiac sunfire wont start just keeps turning over light on dash board that looks like a lock keeps coming on don't know what this is. Fuel pump is working.

on a similar problem i had occured it is the theft lock that GM uses. You have to put the key in the ignition turn to ACC wait ten minutes and turn it off. You MUST do this three times and then the theft lock will turn off. Once that is out of the way it SHOULD start.

May 11, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

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My 1996 Pontiac Sunfire wont crank...

tryy replacing the fule injectors and the fuel pump could possibly be shot as well. you have a fuel problem.

May 07, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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96' sunfire changed engines 2.2 starts dies theft light comes on

The problem is the new PCM you installed does not have the correct VIN number of your car.
You may be able to relearn the VIN using the preceedure below, however, there is no gaurentee it will work. You may have to have a dealer reset the VIN for you by way of a scan tool.

1) Instert key into ignition and rotate to run position (do not try to start engine)
2) Leave the key in the run position for 10 minutes until security light stops flashing.
3) Turn ignition key to off position for 10 seconds ( no more, no less)
4) Turn ignition to run position again for 10 minutes until security light stops flashing and repeat step 3 and 4 for (1) more cycle.

The process is a security verification step for the VTD system. ( Vehicle Theft Deterent)

Give it a try, let me know.

May 04, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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Put new ignition in 2003 sunfire. engine wont stay running and theft lock symbol on in dash


Follow this step to keep running your sunfire.
1 - Be sure the battery is full charged.
2 - Is better if you put a battery charged
3 - Turn the key to run position and tray to start the car and leave with the key in run position,
With a watch let pass 10 minutes no less. you gonna see the security light flashing and stop flashing after 10 munites.
4 - After 10 munites turn the key to off position during 30 seconds, with watch on your hand, OK.
6-- After the 30 seconds try to star the car

I hope this solve your problem.
Please letme know.

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Jul 11, 2008 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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