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It starts, and then dies immediately. Even when pumping gas

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It starts, and then dies immediately. Even when pumping gas pedal, I can hear there is no gas being released
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: A little bit of a gas hog, yes. It starts the same
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 1997 cavalier
JA: Are you fixing your Cavalier yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Had it towed home, that's about the extent of my abilities.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: In the past, it reacted the same when a spark plug was really dirty
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

Hi Im David thanks for visiting the site. first thing that needs to be done is to have the computer scanned for fault codes to see whats going on with the vehicle. if thats not possible, there are a few other things you can check that arent too difficult.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
OK, shoot
Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

when you try starting the vehicle, does the security light go out?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hello? Are you there ?
Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

ok, then the immobilizer has you locked out of starting. let me see if there is a reset procedure for your vehicle.

Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

please allow me time to answer your reply. thank you.

Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

turn the ignition key to the on position.

the security light should flash, wait until it stops flashing. usually around 10 minutes

turn the key to off.

repeat the above procedure 2 more times then start the car.

Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

hi, did this work for you?

Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.


Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 9 months ago.

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