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2005 5.3L silverado wont start

The engine turns over and sputters initially but then just cranks. There appears to be fuel in the fuel pressure release port on top of the engine. The mechanic ran a check on it and the code it saying something about the key. The key does not have a chip in it to cause problems.

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Gm has several anti-theft systems. Nowadays the key does not have to have a chip in it. Your key passes through the Pass-lock system when you place it in the ignition. Hook a battery charger up to your battery. Then turn your key on and leave it sit for 25 - 30 minutes. Try starting your vehicle. If this simple reprogramming process does not fix the problem you will have to take your vehicle to a GM dealership which has a TECH 2 to solve this problem.

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