Question about 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

98 CHEVY TAHOE WILL ONLY CRANK AND THIN DIE

I LOST MY KEYS AND HAD TO REPLACE MY IGNITION TUMBLER .THIS BEEN THIS EVER SINCE.MY THEFT LIGHT COMES ON AND BLINKS 5 OR 6 TIMES AND GOES OUT.COULD SOMEONE PLEASE HELP.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • buck_henson Jan 25, 2009

    no the key is not coded . it has a passlock system

  • buck_henson Jan 25, 2009

    no there is no black chip or was there one in the old one

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    unless of course the key is coded... you could try unhooking the battery for ten minutes or so and see if that resets it.



    Robert

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

This truck is equipted with a P.A.T.S Anti-theft system from the factory. you notice the little black "chip" at the end of the key.
This chip has to be programed with the code that is in your ecm.
your local dealership can do this. Uses of a non-coded key will eventually not start the truck. When this happens put the key in and turn the ignition on and leave the door open after 15 to 20 minutes the truck should start. The best way to avoid this is to have the dealership make the keys to the vin number of the vehicle.
Hopes this helpes.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I drilled out my ignition cause I lost my key I now found the key and it won't turn need help asap


you damaged the ignition switch and it will not recognize key you have to replace the tumbler and ignition switch the key acts like an electronic switch in most modern vehicles put key in and its recolonized and will turn and start vehicle ---damage to key or tumbler sets off anti theft and you have no start ---in future dont try to hot wire or pop ignition when keys are lost (thats all hollywood) go to dealer with vin and proof of ownership and they can cut you a new key

Aug 28, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

1998 Chevy 3500 4x4 454. Will crank but will not start. Fuel pump is working and have fire to all plugs


Have a 98 would crank and run for a second.the problem was security.the ignition switch housing and module was faulty and causing the anti theft to shut off the injectors. look at that and your headlamp fuses as well as anti theft is tied to headlamp fuse

May 28, 2012 | 1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500

1 Answer

1997 chevy malibu anti theft system how do I fix this problem The car won't start I believe the car is in the anti theft mode


The late-90's GM Passlock system (e.g. 1997 Malibu, Regal, Impala, etc.) has a part around the ignition tumbler that goes bad and no longer reliably detects the valid key. In that situation, the "Theft System" light will slowly flash and the carburetor is cut off so the engine won't start. The time-out on the system is 10 minutes - you don't have to do anything, you don't have to disconnect the battery, the key can be out of the ignition -- it's just a time delay. After 10 minutes, the light goes out and you can try again (but if the key is again not detected, the light will start flashing again and you have to wait another 10 minutes)
Someone else, who had this problem, told me to remove all other keys from my keyring. The weight of the other keys pulls on the ignition key causing the key to be unreadable. It has been 7 weeks since I have been doing this and have not had a problem

Sep 08, 2011 | 1997 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Ilost my keys, and had to have my car so i broke the ingnition houseing...to try and crank it...but when i try turning it over it is telling me something about the anti teft system and i should remove the...


you def messed up it needs the ignition key to bypass the theft system. without it you cant start it. replace the housing install a new ignition key and tumbler and have reprogramed to solve this problem

Jan 19, 2011 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

2 Answers

Hi I own A 98 Chevy Malibu, my ignition locked n i had to put a new ignition switch in, well now my cars tellin me Something Theft Service. Im wonder what I need to do? Iv unhooked battery for hours ect...


You need to reset the theft system. To do this, try to start it. It should start and die. Then after it dies and the theft light is flashing, leave the key on for 10 minutes. After 10 min, the theft light should go out. After the theft light goes out, turn off the key. Count to 5, then restart it. Then it should work.

Nov 07, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Lost keys... cheaper to replace ignition than to order keys... cant remove tumbler assymbly.. 98 honda civic


It might pay you to call a locksmith. Good ones know how to get into cars and they usually know how to get the codes needed to cut you a new key. That might cost you about $15 depending versus all the hassle for you.

Jul 14, 2010 | 1998 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Security light is on and car wont start


when security light comes on your car is in theft mode.you can try another key.if engine still dont crank.dealership have to fix it.they have check the ignition switch and.pcm theft detterrant system.also cars keys have a chip on it.they have to check to see if pcm is reading the keys.if not they have to replace ignition switch and keys and reprogram your pcm theft deterrant system.so your car will crank.

Jul 12, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

I lost my keys to my husband Chevy Tahoe 98. What do I do?? Can anyone help? I live in Germany...


You'll have to contact your nearest GM dealership and have them Code new keys for the truck. Can be a little costly but its the only way. The keys and FOB's are VIN specific.

Feb 18, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

Electrical problems in 95 chevy tahoe


Could be a bad ignition switch, starter, or the stock anti theft system if you have a little black piece in the ignition key.

Nov 23, 2008 | 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe

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

321 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 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...