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Old 06-06-2006, 03:50 PM   #31
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Ok security light. When I crank it stays lite. When I stop cranking with door closed it stays lite. When I open dooe it blinks.

I can remember previously that it would stay lite for about 2-3 mins then go off.

Argh. Whats next I can't afford a mechanic. If this is bad I might trade it in. I can only do so much....
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Ok security light. When I crank it stays lite. When I stop cranking with door closed it stays lite. When I open dooe it blinks.

I can remember previously that it would stay lite for about 2-3 mins then go off.

Argh. Whats next I can't afford a mechanic. If this is bad I might trade it in. I can only do so much....
I dunno...... the last time we went though this "security light" thingy, the car started, and I don't have the manuals with me today.
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James..if it'* a security light issue...about $ .30 yeah..30 cents worth of resistors might be needed to bypass the vats.

Try cleaning your key pellet and give it another whirl while we are awaiting the manual guru to get home to his coverless manual. (woof woof)
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Thanks Echo I understand. I really dont know what to think. Im going to go tear off the coils know and see how they look. Im wondering if the car wash thing screwed me up some how. Go MAVS..
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I am wondering if the vats issue finally caught up to you. Keep us informed and I can check my coverless manual when I get home.
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Ok Ill do that. I took off the coil thing and all I see is,,SAND underneath it. What the apple pie, is that doing there? ALl the connections on the three and six look good. Ill check the others and clean the key pad and we will go from there. Thanks Bill, thanks echo...

I have to replace the spark plug wire I broke before I can drive it.... Oh yeah

Pellet? is that the thing in the middle of the key?
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Ok Ill do that. I took off the coil thing and all I see is,,SAND underneath it. What the apple pie, is that doing there? ALl the connections on the three and six look good. Ill check the others and clean the key pad and we will go from there. Thanks Bill, thanks echo...

I have to replace the spark plug wire I broke before I can drive it.... Oh yeah

Pellet? is that the thing in the middle of the key?
That would not be why it'* not starting, is it
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Cleaned the key, no start. Looked at all the coil connections they are good. # had some corosion but cleaned the place where the spark plug and coil came together.

Now Im going to prepair dinner. Pot Roast. Umm Umm
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While he'* getting dinner (pot roast sounds good) can we clear up a few things.

#1 - I thought Vats wasn't an issue if the starter is turning over the motor. Yes? No? Different years do different things?

#2 - Will the engine start with a bad crank sensor?

#3 - Will the engine start with a bad Cam sensor?

#4 - Should there be dielectric grease under the coils to prevent corrosion?
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While he'* getting dinner (pot roast sounds good) can we clear up a few things.

#1 - I thought Vats wasn't an issue if the starter is turning over the motor. Yes? No? Different years do different things?

#2 - Will the engine start with a bad crank sensor?

#3 - Will the engine start with a bad Cam sensor?

#4 - Should there be dielectric grease under the coils to prevent corrosion?
#1 It will turn over and use the prime from the fuel pump in 97. So yeah..I was taking a chance on the no start at all.

#2 Uh...1 in 6 chance I think

#3 Yes

#$ A light coating won't hurt.
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