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Hi, my name is ***** ***** is usually caused bya bad key, openong and closing the door will not effect it, I think it was a coincedence, do youn have a spare key to try in this?
these use a radio frequency chip in the key, if the signal is weak, it can cause the intermittant no start, does the antitheft light flash when you try to start it?
is it starting right now?
was the anti theft light flashing the whole time it would not start?
so the light came on for about 2 seconds, then went out?
ok, then the computer is recognizing the key, this is not a problem with the antitheft, when it does not start, does the starter turn over, but wont run? Or does the starter not even turn over?
ok, this is most likely a bad start, or somthing else in the starting system, it is not a antitheft problem. Do you have a test light or a volt meter?
it test for power at certain wires, Tim
it will be very hard to test it with out one, but one thing you can try, is when it wont start, have some one crank it over while you go under the car and tap the starter, if it then starts, its a bad starter, and is a common repair on these,Tim
Yes, I am sure, if the light comes on for 2 seconds and then shuts off, then this means the computer is seeing the proper signal, if it were the anti theft, the light would continue to flash, and not shut noff,Tim
yes they can, but it would be cheaper at a lock smith, our local locksmith cahrges 70 ndollars to make the key, the deakler charges over 200 for a key,Tim
Anytime my friend, please dont forget to rate me so I can get credit for helping,Thanks,Tim