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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: 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: 7 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
Hello im chris and I can help you
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you Chris
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
so let me get this straight you changed the steering column and now it wont start because of security?
Customer: replied 7 months 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 7 months ago.
in the car right now is old junkyard ignition cylinder?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
So cheaper to replace column. Had new eqnition keyed
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
help me understand you put in a new tumbler?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I never had a key with a chip from when I bought it
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Tumbler was so warn key wouldnt turn
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
did your car originally come with a chipped key?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes pick and pull sold it to me
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
so your car does hAVE SECURITY
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I never got one
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The car does but this column. Doesnt
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
They said Pontiac. Sunfire was compatibility to mine
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I need to disable it
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
For good
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
NO WAY TO DISABLE JUST BYPASS. YOU HAVE YOUR OLD KEY?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes it unlocks the doors
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
measure the resistance of the chip in the key you now how to do that?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
the original key
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Their is no chip just regular. Keys
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Never had a chip key from the owner I bought car from
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
how did the car start if it has security?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Just reg keys given from old owner
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Chris
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
then security is not your issue if old keys didnt have a chip
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It acts like its not getting enough fuel to stay running but security light wont stop flashing
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
ok. you have an ohmmeter?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It will start then run
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Then acts like its not getting enought fuel and cuts off
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Whats that
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
yes thats a security issue. i dont know how you started in past with no chip on key
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Dont have a clue
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
did you replace column?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Did
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Its good
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
i mean the person who replaced it. Was it you?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Brother and myself
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months 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 7 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
check the resistace between those two wires write down the reading
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Dont have tester
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months 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 7 months ago.
Dont understand restance
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months 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 7 months ago.
What do i need to get
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
a multimeter. you want me to opt out maybe some other tech can help you?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok let day light come and i ll a meter and get back to you guys ok.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
ok, gnite

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