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'02 Sentra won't start, i.e., dash lights come on but no beep/chi

Sentra won't start. Dash lights come on, but no double beep/chime. Followed owners manual w/o any results. Go to start position-------wouldn't start!!!!!!!!!! Only have round headed key, w/o immobilizer, but have remote. (Purchased used---may be 3rd or 4th or ??? owner). Also, several months ago, while riding down the road, not necessarily extremely bumpy, the double chime went off, more often than not. Started to be a genuine headache, but finally quit on it own. Now this problem developed: Wife was stuck at work yesterday p.m., and I used my key, played with ign. switch, shifter, etc., and finally got it started. Don't know what I did! Perhaps a loose connection somewhere?? Take it to a dealer to have them troubleshoot/repair?? I haven't tried yet this a.m. Any and all hints, suggestions and ideas appreciated.
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You need the key with the chip in it. it will have to be programmed to the car. The key and the remote are the only two things that by pass the vss. each trasmit a code that allows the fuel pump and ignition to function.

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