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Key out,can turn ignition , no start

New starter ,battery

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01 pontiac have chip in the key. If you key is removed wont start.The key send signal tho body computer, body computer confirm pass code to engine computer ,ecm send signal to safety neutral switch next is starter relay and last is the starter.some times transmission switch is not line up correctly.turn the switch to start and hold and with other hand move slowly from park to neutral.if your car start inspect the shifter links or the switch for correct alighment.

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SOURCE: 2001 pontiac sunfire wont start

I have had the exact same problem. There is an ignition lock that probably went off. There is a fuse box under the hood. The fuse that says ignition on it pull it out and put it back in. This should reset the ignition lock. Its a safety feature because the car thinks that someone was trying to tamper with it.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: wont start when you turn the key. battery,

If the theft light is on try to start then leave key on until light goes approx 10min. If this works it needs an ignition lock cylinder.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a delay when the key is turned before starter is engaged

well short of a faulty body control module which only the dealer can replace for you i do have 1 idea. your right you do have the pass lock3 system, do you have remote starter? the module used to bypass the system tricks the bcm into thinking the keys in the ign 24/7. it synthesizes the rf signal that bounces back off your key and allows the car to fire. when these aftermarket systems are installed they usually cause a 2-3 second delay but not this long... if this is your situation and you have a remote start i'd take it to the installer it may be goin. the kit comonly used is called a "by pass kit" thats the brand name, you can try to reprogram yourself but very tricky and if you do it wrong youll need a tow to the dealer. if this is way out in left feild, please tell me and ill look into it more. look up that module for programing instruction

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I turn the key to start and nothing.

have ur battery checked first if battery charge is fine then have a car electrical system malfunction....

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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SOURCE: 2001 sunfire put new starter in car would not

Hi, it sounds like the starter solenoid was not wired properly. You have 2 wires at the starter, right? The bigger wire goes to the big top post on the solenoid, right? The smaller wire is called the start wire and it goes to the smaller terminal labeled "S." Is that how you wired it? You also have to be careful when tightening the nuts on the terminals that the start wire terminal does not touch the other terminals and vice versa. Do you have the starter in the car now? Can you take a picture to send me?

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Hi, diagnosing a no-start condition requires a logical approach to figuring out what might be preventing your car from starting. First, if the engine won't even crank over when you turn the ignition to START, your car obviously won't start.
When you turn the ignition key to start your car, voltage from the battery flows through the ignition switch to the Park/Neutral safety switch and/or brake pedal or clutch pedal safety switch (you have to push the pedal down before the circuit will complete) to the starter relay or solenoid. When the relay or solenoid is energized by voltage from the ignition switch circuit, it closes a contact that routes more power from the battery directly to the starter to crank the engine. The starter motor spins, pushes the starter drive gear to engage the flywheel and cranks the engine.

If the engine fails to crank, there is a fault in one of the components in the battery/ignition/starter circuit.

Ten Reasons why you car won't start..
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  2. Loose or corroded battery cables (Inspect, clean and tighten BOTH ends of BOTH battery cables).
  3. Bad starter relay wiring connections or ground connection (Inspect, clean, tighten wiring connections).
  4. Bad starter relay/solenoid (Check for voltage at relay, if relay has voltage but there is no "click" when key is turned to start, replace relay).
  5. Bad starter (Jump battery voltage direct to starter to see if it spins, or remove starter and have it bench tested at auto parts store).
  6. Damaged starter drive or teeth on flywheel (Remove starter and inspect drive gear and flywheel teeth, replace damaged parts if necessary).
  7. Bad ignition switch (Check to see if voltage reaches starter relay/solenoid when turn to start. If not, check for open P/N switch and brake or clutch pedal switch. Replace ignition switch if defective).
  8. Open P/N safety switch, or open Brake Pedal Safety Switch (automatic transmission) or open Clutch Pedal Switch (manual transmission). Bypass switch with jumper wire to see if engine cranks, or use test light or voltmeter to check for voltage passing through switch when ignition is turned to start.
  9. Engine seized due to bearing failure or internal damage (Use socket and long handle to see if engine can be turned by hand, if not engine is locked up).
  10. Engine hydrolocked due to coolant leak from leaky head gasket (Use socket and wrench to see if engine rotates, remove spark plugs and see if coolant comes out or engine can not be cranked with plugs out).

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