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Have a 96 Olds Acheiva. It starts and runs for about a second then quits. It will only start when the gas pedal is half way pressed. Any other position and it will not start at all. Is this the fuel pump going or gone bad? Also where is the fuel pump and filter located on this vehicle?

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If the security light is blinking, the car thinks its being stolen and has engaged the antitheft, passlock system. All you have to do is leave the key in the ignition, in the on position for about 30 mins... this will reset the passlock system, then your car will start.

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