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Anti-theft system can keep vehicle from starting , Alarm is for vehicle content theft , open door without key alarm sounds (horns) ! PATS - passive anti theft system PATS enables and disables the engine from starting ,it will not cause the engine to die ! You have some other kind of problem ! If the vehicle engine doesn't turn over an red light on top of dash flashes fast ,then you have anti-theft system problem !
PATS differs from the perimeter anti-theft system in that PATS enables and disables the engine from starting. If equipped, the perimeter anti-theft system protects the perimeter of the vehicle (doors, hood and trunk) and sounds an alarm.
Resetting is a temporary fix to a larger problem. A 96 grand am runs the Vats system. These systems do not relearn the key or ignition. They use that "chip" in the key shaft. So the fact that the "reset" temporarily fixes the problem leads to one thing. A failed theft deterrent module. (TDM) In order to fix this problem, you will need to replace the TDM or bypass the system entirely. I would lean toward bypassing the system. That way you never need to worry about it again, can be done yourself, and for cheaper than a TDM. Go to this link and look under PERMANENT FIX.
did you change the fuel at the same time as the pump replacement.are you losing fuel pressure/volume that was checked with a gage(have seen it happen with a new pump).does your car have anti-theft on it,it could have set and not allowing the car to start and run.
I find that to be doubtful but would contact the dealer about how exactly that antitheft system works. In most antitheft systems the vehicle will start at all, or even turn over like it may try to start. If it runs but dies out I would be looking at something more like vacuum leaks, timing, idle air control or possibly the alternator though that seems unlikely.
this is easy fix i had same thing happen when you start your car and it dies don't touch your key for no less than 11 min then turn it to off for no less than 30 sec the book says you might have to repeat this 4 times it worked the first time for me
it does sound like the anti-theft system. There are only 2 ways to bypass your problem. 1) disconnect the anti-theft system which runs into your ignition, cut the wires to the system and join them back together without hooking it back up to the anti-theft. 2) Bring it back to the dealer so that they can replace your anti-theft sensor. The part is rather cheap but the labor is the killer.