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1991 Oldsmobile 98 Question: car wont turn over power is on says clean key and retry in 3 mins never works
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4177 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG December 29, 2013, 07:34Master
The computer cannot read the chip on the key. Do you have another original key to use.
Replymjwright38, December 30, 2013, 05:22Rookie
took key 2 dealerf says its good tried 2 clean everything no good cars not worth it
ReplyProfessorG, December 30, 2013, 05:45Master
Sorry and Good Luck.
Replypushrod, December 30, 2013, 06:12Master
Just to add it can be bypassed!!! What do you think the car IS worth?
Answer #2cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, December 29, 2013, 07:52Master
Prof is correct, try another key. If that doesn't work you might have high resistance in or broken wires to the contacts in the lock cylinder and need a new one.
Answer #3pushrod December 29, 2013, 09:05Master
First use a toothbrush on the key to clean it. Clean the lock cyl as well. Pipe cleaner and isopropyl alcohol. Then a shot from comperssed air canister will help also. If that doesn't work, have a mechanic check it out.