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Hello I am Reggie thanks for the question. It sounds to me like your theft system has disabled engine operation. When you turn key and attempt to crank are you getting a blinking theft or security light? If so and I believe you will we have a couple of different options as to repair. Lets confirm it and i will lay them out to you
But you say the car will not turn over and if you jump starter relay it will crank and die. This is the exactly what happens the engine is allowed to start and run and die. Even though your light is not blinking I am still inclined to believe our problem is there. do you have access to a scan tool
Okay there is a way to disable this system. If you remove your radio to access your ignition switch unbolt it lay it to side you will see 3 small wires coming out the top of the ignition lock cylinder the part where the key is. These wires go to the part of the key that sends the signal to the pcm authorizing crank. You will have to get a 2200 ohm resistor and solder it in between two of these wires are you comfortable with that? And after you have soldered that in you will do a manual relearn but this would be difficult because you say your light isnt blinking. Which is why i was hoping you had a scanner so we could confirm this was your issue. I couldnt imagine it not being but the light not blinking is bothering me
Wait a minute i just re read your statement you say you replaced the whole ignition do you mean key and all? if so then for sure this is your problem lets do a manual relearn but we need the light blinking
Good idea. I look forward to hearing from you. But sir if you replaced those parts for sure you have to do a relearn. I can show you how.