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Chevy Cavalier had a bad ignition key cylinder, sat couple

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Customer: Chevy Cavalier had a bad ignition key cylinder, sat for a couple months until I got around to replacing it. Replaced spark plugs, battery and it cranks fine. I have spark at the coils and can hear the fuel pump prime when I turn the key. But it will not turn over at all. The cranking sounds "dry", if that makes sense.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

Hello, what year is the cavalier?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2002
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tried resetting the theft system, but it hasn't seemed to have any effect. Tried the 10 minute, 1-cycle version and the 3-cycle, 30-minute version.
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

If you changed the lock cylinder along with the key then your problem is likely due to the system not being able to read the keys. Im not sure which relearn procedure you have tired but retry the relearn procedure I have enclosed in the link below, copy and paste the link to your browser to open and view it.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Relearn%20Jan%2019.pdf