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2004 Oldsmobile Alero Question: Our Alero will not start until we put the key in the ignition & wait 10 minutes.

 

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roweboat, 3.4L V6, Independence, MO, June 01, 2014, 18:55
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After the 10 minutes it will start. It used happen once in a while and now it has been happening more frequently. We are told it has someone to do with the security system.

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    myvols2002 June 01, 2014, 19:09
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    The key has a chip inside that the car must detect before it will let it start. There is a passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder that may be failing causing the anti-theft system to not recognize the key chip.

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    roweboat, June 02, 2014, 13:44
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    What is this repair going to cost us? And what are our options?

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    myvols2002, June 02, 2014, 19:51
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    The sensor will cost around $100. Not sure about labor. You may be able to find the fix on YouTube.

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