2002 Cavalier still won't start


Asked by Apr 08, 2017 at 01:52 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Well got out of shop after paying over $300
to have ignition replaced. Drove for day and
half and back to not starting all the time.
Now they saying could be security system
malfunction. For one how do I tell if it is
security system amd how to fix and two
should I have to pay to have them fix it since
they told me it was ignition

5 Answers


Try resetting the security system yourself. You will need to do the following procedure. 1. Turn ignition on, with engine off. 2. Attempt to start engine, then release key to ON (vehicle will not start). 3. Observe the SECURITY telltale, after about 10 minutes, the telltale will turn OFF. 4. Turn ignition off, and wait 5 seconds. 5. Repeat steps 1 -4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes (the vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock(tm) Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK). 6. Start the engine (the vehicle has now learned the Passlock(tm) Sensor Data Code and/or password). 7. With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed (history DTCs will self clear after 100 ignition cycles). NOTE: The vehicle learns the Passlock(tm) Sensor Data Code and/or password XXXXX the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start vehicle.


Well security light never tripped for me. Came on and off as normal. Took it to shop again. Said nothing showing. Going to keep it to check it out amd check it again when car decides not to start but as of now they have no clue.


It is hard to fix something when it is not broke. Sometimes a vehicle can be very temperamental.


Well they said it was starter. So far so good. Just not happy. Just not sure why they wouldn't have checked starter in first place. I guess lesson learned


We'll see hey?

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