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When you turn the key on after 3 or 4 seconds all the idiot lights start flashing and clicking. Car will turn over but not start. already replaced computer. Tried leaving key on for ten minutes to reset anti-theft. still not starting.

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  • Patrick Dennehy May 11, 2010

    Was computer swapped at a Chevy house, and programmed with car's VIN#, mileage, etc.??? Or was it done without any programming? (Needs to be done at a dealer or shop with proper computer interfacing.)

    AND are battery connections perfect? NO loose connex? NO CORROSION??? Battery charged fully and in good condition? Just asking... Tater Todd

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    Are you getting fire or not ? make sure there is or isnt fire .. If there is fire getting to plugs try squirting a little fuel into the throat of throttle body or air cleaner area to see if it is a fuel problem .. Also Some of those have a security key make sure you are using the key you always used before . Just some ideas Jerry



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You should check alternator for correct voltage!! on my car the alternator cable came loose and the dash lights kept flashing and then the car just quit. if alternator fails you will not get enough juice to run sensors or pcm...

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