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I have a 2002 olds alero when I turn the key to the off position the car stays running for about 10 seconds , locks go crazy and feels like the engine is thumping.

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Sounds like your car is a piece of **** to me

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Why does it start, then shuts back off?


IF you have recently changed the gauge cluster then the 'security' or 'anti theft' needs to recognize the new cluster. The system will need to be reset.

It's been a few years but if I remember correctly you need to turn the key on, then off 3 times, then turn the key to the on position and leave it there for 10 minutes. Then turn the key off for a few seconds. After that, the vehicle SHOULD start and stay running.

If the gauge cluster hasn't been changed then I really don't have an answer.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

May 26, 2015 | 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

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What is causing my Oldsmobile Alero to shut off after starting?


As for the lights being on many GM products do that right after the key is off but if you open the driver's door they should go off. Not sure if that model is part of the ignition switch recall or not. Due to numerous ignition switch problems I would have the ignition switch replaced. The key cylinder IS NOT the switch. The key lock cylinder operates a rod that in turn moved the ignition switch to various positions. Battery must be disconnected and care taken not to deploy the airbag while the switch is replaced. I think I would go with a after market brand such as Delphi rather than another AC Delco factory switch.

The engine shutting off after starting may also be the ignition switch not moving to the RUN position properly. Before doing anything else I'd replace the ignition switch then go from there if the two problems are not cleared up.

Jan 24, 2015 | 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

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Security system operations on 2001 olds alero


Turn the key to acc and wait about 10 minuter for the security light to go solid or stop blinking

Jun 14, 2014 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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2002 oldsmobile alero


try leaving the key on for 10-15 minutes, or however long it takes for the security light to go off. If this works it sounds like you will need to have the exciter ring on the ignition lock cylinder changed.

Apr 25, 2013 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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How do i program a new keyless remote for my 2002 Suzuki Aerio?


. Remove key from ignition switch.2. Close all doors.
3. Open drivers door
4. Insert key and turn to ON position and within 10 seconds turn
key off and remove key.
5. Within 20 seconds Close and open drivers door 3 times.
6. Insert key and turn to ON position and within 10 seconds turn
key off and remove key.
7. Locks should now lock and unlock automatically to confirm you
have entered programming mode.
8. Press the UNLOCK button on remote and locks should cycle to
confirm programming.
9. Repeat step 8 on each additional remote.
10. Exit vehicle with keys and remote, close door test remote(s).

Jul 13, 2012 | 2002 Suzuki Aerio

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I just replaced the ignition switch and lock in my 2000 alero and now it starts and runs fine but the security light is on and stays on. How do I reset this security light?


TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH TO THE ON POSITION FOR 10 MINUTES WITH ENGINE OFF.UNTIL SECURITY TURNS ITSELF OFF.THEN TURN OFF IGNITION SWITCH WAIT 5 SECONDS.THEN START THE ENGINE.IF SECURITY STILL ON DEALERSHIP HAS TO FIX.

Jan 18, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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Car cranks fine, was running great, cold morning wont start, sprayed start fluid motor runs until either gone. fuel filter?


this could be a few things fuel pump getting weak or your alarm could of activated itself and it disables the fuel to the engine, I would try reseting the built in alarm system. first put the key in the ignition and turn on till all the lights come on and let it sit 10 minutes with the key on, then after the 10 minutes is over turn the key to the off position and wait 3 seconds and then try to start. if it starts which is possible because grand ams and olds aleros are bad for the security system locking up by them self. Hope this helps.

Jan 02, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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Hi, I own a 2001 Olds Alero. Sometimes the engine


to reset the pas-loc turn the to on position 10 to 15 min.then turn the key off for a few seconds,then start the car/if your security light is on do this like i said for 10 to 15 minutes.the light should go off,then turn the key off and wait a moment then start it,you dont have to wait the 1/2 hour out

Dec 12, 2009 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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Security System on 2002 Oldsmobile Alero


Try turning the ignition key on to the run position but do not start it leave it this way for aprox 10 minutes. The security light should do something after this amount of time. For example if it is flashing it will go off or stay on some cars are different then others. What this is doing is relearning the key resistance. If it does not work the first time try it again.It sometimes takes several tries.

Dec 15, 2008 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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Sercurity no start


If your security lite is blinking on the dash board with the key on then your security fuel line is locked.
quick fix leave the key in the ignition for 10 minutes IN THE ON POSITION <===very important to leave key in for ten minutes on the on position! security lite should stop blinking and fuel will get into the lines you may need to spray some quick start in the intake
remove the air filter hose and spray in the intake and start her up.
you may have the same problem I ran into and have to turn your key on don't start the car ye wait about ten seconds with key on on position the turn it over should stop the security lite from coming on all the time and locking the fuel lines. let me know if this worked

Aug 05, 2008 | 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

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