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I have a 2000 Chevy S-10 truck and am having trouble with the security light staying on and the engine turning over but won't start. Is there a procedure to disable the security system or reset the security that will enable me to start the vehicle?

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  • ccarter83 Jan 31, 2009

    My equnox will fire but want crank it just keeps fireing.

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I had this same problem . with my monte carlo . I was told from a mechanic buddy of mine to replace the battery wires as well as the brass mount that the wire goes to by the fuse box . it worked . he told me that with the littlest corrosion that the key would not get enough amps to engage the starter. as well as kill the power to the fuel pump

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