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I was driving it and it just died. It was not a sputter. I checked the battery termal and it is ok, fuses looked good, got fuel. it appears to me that it is electrical, it does turn over.

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I had the sam prolem with mine is the check engine light on? mine was ad i took it to a GM dealer and apparantly the theres like a security chip or something in the key and the electronic chip reader was reading hte key wrong and when it senses its the wrong key it shuts off the fuel pump

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Sounds like it could be the fuel pump. When you turn the key to the on position, not all the way to start, do you hear the buzzing of the fuel pump? If not, that's your problem. Have someone turn the key while you tap your gas tank with your fist or a mallet. Should start up. Take it for service as this solution won't work for long!

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