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Car won't start after putting in a new steering column

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  • retirednavyv
    retirednavyv Apr 20, 2013

    the key is not codedbut i have heard the car has a security feature that needs to be reset. just not to sure how to do it

  •  Dan Hooper
    Dan Hooper Apr 21, 2013

    Is there a security light that lights up on the dash? if so you might try turning the key on and leaving it set for 10-15 minutes until the security light goes out.

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  • Chevrolet Master
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Did you make sure that the ignition switch is plugged in properly? It is mounted to the top of the column under the dash back by the firewall. If it is plugged in properly you might switch it out with the one on the column that was removed.

Posted on Apr 20, 2013

  • retirednavyv
    retirednavyv Apr 20, 2013

    tried that, the car turns over acts like its going to start but won't

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SOURCE: 2001 Lumina New Steering Column wont start

does it have a coded key?

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: noise in steering column when starting car in cold

this is simply a fluid issue try draining steering fluid and replacing it make sure to start car after top up and turn steering full lock a few times in each direction and top up to max as required done

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SOURCE: 1985 Corvette not starting

the switch on teh back of the ignition lock needs renewing

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition but it will turn, and

you most likely have a bad key switch cylinder assembly. you can try to spray wd40 solvent into the switch before you have the switch replaced,but sometimes it's a switch replacement that repairs the problem. have you inspected your ignition key to look for damage to the key itself? try a spare key to make sure it's the key,and not the key switch. you can also try turning the key while turning the steering wheel at the same time to get the key to work.sometimes the switch locks when parked in a bind,such as on a hill,or against a curb and so on. try this 1st before you have the ignition switch replaced. AAA auto club,if you're a member covers part of the replacement costs for a replacement switch also. you may have coverage through a cell phone also.one more thing to try, if you have a tilt steering column,try to reposition the steering wheel to see if you can get the key to turn. remember never force it enough to break your key off into the switch! thank you for choosing fixya.com!

Posted on May 13, 2011

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SOURCE: i have a 1999 chevy

Read up on this link. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/ But replacing steering column, you have probably swapped out the ignition that is part of the cars anti theft system. The passlock has immobilized the starter. Read that link all the way thru. Way too much to type. Tons of info and DO IT YOURSELF solutions to fix the security too.tayjoejoe_4.jpg

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