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Pass key fault problem won't let my car start

My car was fine the night I parked it, however the next morning I went to start it up and it would not turn over. I cleaned my key with rubbing alcohol and also with a cotton swab to try to make sure no dirt in the crevices. It still did not turn over. I then got my spare (original) key and it too did not work. Cleaned that key as well. I then talked to a dealership and surprise, they said they couldn't help until it was towed in and they could have a look see but thought it would involve the steering column being removed stating it possibly was the chip in there. Well, I have no job and no money, could be I may lose my house soon and now I won't even have a car to live in! Any ideas on how to get it to run?

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  • johnsbelle Aug 26, 2008

    Re Clarification Request. The engine does not turn over. Nothing happens other than the idiot lights will light up At first I thought it might be the battery and AAA came out and they checked it - the battery was fine and apparently had nothing to do with my car not starting. Both keys I used and cleaned are both "original" keys.

  • johnsbelle Aug 26, 2008

    Hi greasedog - I apologize as I have tried several times to respond to your Clarification Request but don't seem to quite get it to you.



    The answer is No - the engine does not turn over, it makes no noise, no clicking or ticking, just nothing. The poor thing is just dead in the water as far as response goes. AAA came out and checked the battery and that is all good. And both "original" keys do not work which seems odd to me as I thought that the key may just have been a little dirty. Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

  • irissimmons Nov 27, 2008

    Car is working fine. ready to go out again car does not start. pas light is on. dealership could not find anything wrong, when they tried to start it, the car started immediately. Car came home. two days later it does the same thing. pas light is still on. (anti theft light, so they say is the PAS)
    144. short, don't know what to do. could it be the sensor on the key?


  • steven bruce May 11, 2010

    does the engine turn over, but wont start or it does not do anything at all

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Lockall doors with key unlock trunk with key unlock driver door with key leave ignition on 1 hour relarn pass anti theft car should start after relearn process anti theft light should go out

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Techrich - I want to THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH. IT WORKED AND I'M SURE SAVED ME ALOT OF MONEY!!

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  • laelow Sep 03, 2010

    I'm having the same problem does it matter if you keep the trunk up or down. And does the driver door stay open or closed!!!!! Thanks

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