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I replaced a bad neutral safety switch on a 2001 Grand Am. The radio was out of the car at this time. Car cranks but will not start. Installed radio, it works, did not ask for code. Did the relearn procedure. Car started and ran for 3 seconds. Security light is not blinking. Radio works. Car will not start.

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To check this kind of problem, first you have to know who is blocking you from getting start. Like your safety switch need to be adjust and verify with a scanner that can read the safety switch on and off state. Need more info to carry on with your problem. Good luck and don't listen anything from others before you have to proof each thing you do

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

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SOURCE: Resseting alarm lockout in 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

turning left and stalling sounds like your power steering pressure switch is bad.as for other problem try unlocking drivers door using the key this should reset the factory alarm. also make sure you didn't miss a wire when reconnecting bat. look for 12gauge red wire near bat. this goes to computer if not connected car will crank but not start.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 1995 pontiac grand prix se neutral safley switch

this is part of the gear position switch on top of the trans where the shift linkage connects, it is mounted over the selector post that sticks out of the trans. Here is a picture.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: car starts run's 3 seconds shuts down

Your car is equipped with a system called PASSKEY standard on all GM cars and light trucks, try the following procedure to reset the system, the battery being dead will trigger the system.

PASSKEY LOCKOUT RESET GM CARS 1999 UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE, WON'T CRANK,RAN MY GAS LOW

Sounds like air in fuel line. Purge fuel line. By "crank", do you mean engine spins but won't catch? Try starter fluid in intake.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: neutral safety switch

It is located on the side of the transmission, follow the shift cable down to it you will recognize it because it has a electrical wire comming off it and either a shift lever or shift cable going to it.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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