2000 SSE Starting/Running problem
I am having trouble seemingly with the ignition system on my 2000 SSE. It does not like to start. I put the key in, and if I turn it to the RUN position then all of the gauges will come up and things work normally. If I then turn to START it will usually not start. The gauges go dead and the starter does not even try. However, I can then jiggle the key, push, pull, and pray and sometimes it will then work. The car also has a remote starter and I've never seen the remote starter be unable to turn over the starter. So far this appears to be a problem with the key cylinder?
Now for the running problem: If I do get it started it will then sometimes randomly decide to run really bad and then quit. This has caused the service engine soon light to come on. Sometimes it runs great. Other times it gets very little power and then stalls.
I'm wondering if an intermittent problem in the key cylinder could cause both? Since jiggling and trying again gets it started eventually it seems that is the problem with starting anyway... But I suppose a lot of things could be wrong to make it die... It just seems too convenient that the stalling problem happened a few days after the starting problem began happening.
So... if it is the key cylinder how would I go about changing it? I think that the remote starter has already disabled the PASS3 system so hopefully there wouldn't be a problem there...