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I have a 98 pontiac sunfire with a no start condition.when try to crank i have no security lights that would come with the key on. on the dash but the car will turn an crank for a few second then shut

The car ran fine then we put the front up on ramps to change the coolant shut it down. After the coolant was change it would not run anymore. we would turn the key to start it and it would crank and run for only a few seconds then shut down. but one thing we notice was that we had no security lights that would come on rite before the engine starts.things that we change ignition switch/fuel filter. Things we checked all fuses.

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Check fuel pressure loose stuff in tank can block sock in tank

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  • DERRICK. H Feb 02, 2013

    Hi everybody just want to up date you on my 1998 pontiac sunfire no start condition.thanks to you all who told me to turn the key on for ten mins then try to start it. thanks it work.



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SOURCE: 98 pontiac Sunfire shuts self off

You might not need a tumble, the sys is controled by the key, and transponder, and the ecm. Most auto locks smiths can come out and check the system, might just need a key re-programed

Posted on Nov 14, 2008


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SOURCE: 2000 pontiac sunfire

I had the same problem. Goodwrench looked at my car for 2 hours could not figure it out. Then they unpluged the body control module and plugged it back in and presto, problem solved.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008


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SOURCE: car want crank over

This is Caused by the Fuel Pump. If you remove the Fuel Pump relay and it will try to Crank, You have a Bad Fuel Pump. I do Believe that the Fuel Pump is located inside the Fuel Tank on the Sunfire. Not an easy Repair But, Necessary

Posted on Jan 24, 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.

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.

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SOURCE: 98 pontiac sunfire starts then in a second shuts off

first of all lights on dashbord should come on no matter security or pass key deterant is in .better check "ignition switch".

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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