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Won't start

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

I am working on the van for another person they lost the key and smashed the steering column apart trying to start it with a screw driver

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?

2002 Montana

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Montana yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am fixing the Montana myself and I pit a whole new steering column in it and I tried the 10 min reprogram and it still won't start with the key

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Damaging he steering column, key switch was a bad idea. The key requires a chip, is the security light on? If so, you need to get a locksmith to make a new key, would have been the cheaper option that works

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