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2002 Impala 3.8

I just wanted to thank you for the information about re-setting the computer using the gas pedal or the radio. You have been extremely helpful to me today. Another problem I am having is that the car starts fine for 2,3,4 months then all of a sudden it won't start 3 ties in one week. This has frustrated me for about 5 years and no dealership seems to know what the problem is. Can you help? My email is:
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Phil Jones
Toronto Canada

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Hopefully someone else with the same problem may read this. I already sent this person an e-mail detailing the solution but here goes. Chevy has a factory alarm system on the Impalas and some other Chevy products called Passlock or Passlock 11. Sometimes the system senses an intrusion (even when there is not one) and locks down the injectors. A fix for that moment is to leave the keys in the ignition in the ON position for 10 minutes and it should start right back up. To permanently fix this problem, you will need about an hour maybe less
The dash is held in place with clips and screws that once you get to looking at it are not that intimidating. Once you have the dash removed, under the steering column there is a metal plate that also needs to be removed, (couple of bolts). Once the plate is removed you should notice there are (3) wires coming up the steering column and they should be fastened or harnessed together some kind of way. One is grey, the other is yellow and if I remember correctly the other is white. For this problem the important one is the yellow. You should have some electrical tape or something to top off the ends of the yellow wire sitting there ready to go before you begin. Once you have located these wires (It will be the only bundle under the column that has 3 together) You will need to START the car, this is very important because the car needs to be running while you do this. Once the car is started snip the yellow wire making sure that the ends do not touch anything and short anything out. Cap each end of the yellow wire with electrical tape or something similar. Turn the car off and put everything back together. The security light which is orange or yellow will stay permanently on but it will not cause a problem other than being on. You can remove the bulb by taking out the control panel but trust me that is a lot more trouble than most people are willing to go to.

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