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Oh %*{#*= car won't start... Starter???

This is a discussion on Oh %*{#*= car won't start... Starter??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by 5abivt I started and stopped it briefly as I was putting the connectors in to keep making ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    I started and stopped it briefly as I was putting the connectors in to keep making sure they were making connection. The one thing that did happen was I was trying to crank and I pushed the key and the piece it goes into towards the column to shake it up and then it fired up.. So hopefully it isn't key related now. Stupid me didn't even try the spare key because last time this happened it didn't work.

    Anyhow I chopped the plug an inch from the connector and soldered the resistors an taped them nicely. I turned the key and waited and the security light disappeared and then cranked and fired right up. I think I got it sorted for now

    This site rocks honestly thanks for all the input!
    Your welcome. With the resistors in place you don't need to worry about the ignition cylinder issue anymore. Just that you understand that you can now crank the car with any copy of your car key. I don't even need to have a chip.

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    Yeah i understand the chip deal now but I dont think I care the least. I forgot to mention that this car might have an aftermarket alarm too.. I can't believe I didn't pay more attention earlier but I noticed the unit taped and zip tied to the column area. I didnt think much of it until I saw what looks like a 'valet' button if I remember right. There's a little button just below the dash trim piece that is removed to access the vats plug.

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    I had an issue last year with the car not starting. Full voltage on the gauge. Crank, voltage drops right off, solenoid clicks away. Disconnect the battery, checked with the volt meter - 12v - ok. Reconnected the battery, turned over, started. Happened again a few days later. Disconnected the battery, rehooked, turned over. Take a look at your battery cables where they connect to the battery. If you still have the stock connectors with the through-bolt and rubber boots look at where they mate with the battery. They have little spikes on them. Look at the battery terminals. They probably have spike marks in them. Reconnect the cables and turn them off the old marks. The cables will make a new tight connection. Havn't had a problem with it since I figured that one out.
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    Thanks I will definitely do that. Usually like my last z an engine cleanup is the first thing I do but I've been lazy with this one. I usually pull the battery and clean everything up. Looks like it's in order when I get back.

    So far car is firing up perfect after I got it working I left with the wife and daughter 400 miles to Mobtreal for f1 made it here ok !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    Thanks I will definitely do that. Usually like my last z an engine cleanup is the first thing I do but I've been lazy with this one. I usually pull the battery and clean everything up. Looks like it's in order when I get back.

    So far car is firing up perfect after I got it working I left with the wife and daughter 400 miles to Mobtreal for f1 made it here ok !
    Awesome!

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    Wow guys.. Sitting here in my driveway... No start again.. This time no security light at all.. I guess vats wasn't the problem in this situation.. I'm bummed I don't know what to do i have to work tomorrow!!

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    At Least I'm at home lol.. I can't believe it's happening again

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    I'm stumped at what to do.. I tried the spare key no luck. The security light IS off this time so I'm guessing the resistor is still functioning?

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