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My 97 Cavalier wont start.I took it to Goodyear & they had me replace the battery & still doesn't start. The Anti-Theft wont go off. They did computer diagnostics & the error code is B1028. They said they have to take it to a dealer & get the chip re-programmed. Can someone offer me advice?

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Yes u need to take it t the dealer, they have the san tool needed to fix this code.

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