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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
Hello im chris and I can help you
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you Chris
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
so let me get this straight you changed the steering column and now it wont start because of security?
Customer: replied 11 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 11 months ago.
in the car right now is old junkyard ignition cylinder?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
So cheaper to replace column. Had new eqnition keyed
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
help me understand you put in a new tumbler?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I never had a key with a chip from when I bought it
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Tumbler was so warn key wouldnt turn
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
did your car originally come with a chipped key?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yes pick and pull sold it to me
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
so your car does hAVE SECURITY
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I never got one
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The car does but this column. Doesnt
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They said Pontiac. Sunfire was compatibility to mine
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I need to disable it
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
For good
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
NO WAY TO DISABLE JUST BYPASS. YOU HAVE YOUR OLD KEY?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yes it unlocks the doors
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
measure the resistance of the chip in the key you now how to do that?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
the original key
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Their is no chip just regular. Keys
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Never had a chip key from the owner I bought car from
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
how did the car start if it has security?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just reg keys given from old owner
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Chris
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
then security is not your issue if old keys didnt have a chip
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It acts like its not getting enough fuel to stay running but security light wont stop flashing
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
ok. you have an ohmmeter?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It will start then run
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Then acts like its not getting enought fuel and cuts off
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Whats that
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
yes thats a security issue. i dont know how you started in past with no chip on key
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Dont have a clue
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
did you replace column?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Did
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its good
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
i mean the person who replaced it. Was it you?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Brother and myself
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 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 11 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
check the resistace between those two wires write down the reading
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Dont have tester
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 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 11 months ago.
Dont understand restance
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 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 11 months ago.
What do i need to get
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
a multimeter. you want me to opt out maybe some other tech can help you?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok let day light come and i ll a meter and get back to you guys ok.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 11 months ago.
ok, gnite