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I had to relace the entire stearing column. just the new eqnition.

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I had to relace the entire stearing column. just the new eqnition. Was $202.00cheaper to replace.so they crossed it said compatibility to Pontiac. Sunfire. But it dont have anti thieft at all.cant disable my anti theift car wont stay running help me please
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Customer: Yes my husband passed away just me
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Customer: But have worked on cars
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Customer: Had the heater core and water pump replaced but when the key is off and pulled out the coail fan runs turn key it stops
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Hello im chris and I can help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Chris
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
so let me get this straight you changed the steering column and now it wont start because of security?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The car was almost stolen tripped the anti theift system,but my eqnition went out car would stay running then cause theift system kept shutting it down
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
in the car right now is old junkyard ignition cylinder?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So cheaper to replace column. Had new eqnition keyed
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
help me understand you put in a new tumbler?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I never had a key with a chip from when I bought it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tumbler was so warn key wouldnt turn
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
did your car originally come with a chipped key?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes pick and pull sold it to me
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
so your car does hAVE SECURITY
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I never got one
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The car does but this column. Doesnt
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They said Pontiac. Sunfire was compatibility to mine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I need to disable it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For good
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
NO WAY TO DISABLE JUST BYPASS. YOU HAVE YOUR OLD KEY?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it unlocks the doors
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
measure the resistance of the chip in the key you now how to do that?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
the original key
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Their is no chip just regular. Keys
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Never had a chip key from the owner I bought car from
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
how did the car start if it has security?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just reg keys given from old owner
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Chris
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
then security is not your issue if old keys didnt have a chip
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It acts like its not getting enough fuel to stay running but security light wont stop flashing
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok. you have an ohmmeter?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will start then run
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Then acts like its not getting enought fuel and cuts off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whats that
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
yes thats a security issue. i dont know how you started in past with no chip on key
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dont have a clue
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
did you replace column?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its good
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
i mean the person who replaced it. Was it you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Brother and myself
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok you know where the connector for the ignition switch was at bottom of steering column? Thaats where the two wire connector for the vat system is too
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
check the resistace between those two wires write down the reading
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dont have tester
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
depending on the resistance go out and get one resistor or multiple resistors and put them inline with those wires. it will think you have a key in there. get as close as you can to the resistnce of them
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dont understand restance
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
what can I say? its the only way I know of doing it without having any key. dont forget this goes through your engines computer also. im not aware of any other ways
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do i need to get
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
a multimeter. you want me to opt out maybe some other tech can help you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok let day light come and i ll a meter and get back to you guys ok.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok, gnite