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1983 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Forecast

P311-132763A    ILC138  New

UL14E , 4H1019 , 07830380 , 2-ILC138 , LS500C , 53-2382

Qty:
$17.77
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Chrome Finish
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Mounting Location: Steering Column
    • Notes: Complete Assembly
  • Every ignition lock cylinder is a direct-fit replacement cylinder that replaces damaged OE units ensuring an effective start of the engine energy supply. Manufactured with the highest grade materials for prolonged life and superior performance. This part is also a safety attribute because it does not accept any key which is not loaded with the appropriate R-code. All of our ignition lock cylinders are carefully engineered following all OE specifications, in order to meet the service professionals' needs and demands. All of our ignition lock cylinders are 100% tested for proper fit, form and function.
Brand: Forecast
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1983 - Chevrolet Cavalier
Forecast
1983 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Forecast

P311-15BFE3E    ILC134  New

Qty:
$14.37
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Square Key Black Finish
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Mounting Location: Steering Column
    • Notes: Complete Assembly
  • Every ignition lock cylinder is a direct-fit replacement cylinder that replaces damaged OE units ensuring an effective start of the engine energy supply. Manufactured with the highest grade materials for prolonged life and superior performance. This part is also a safety attribute because it does not accept any key which is not loaded with the appropriate R-code. All of our ignition lock cylinders are carefully engineered following all OE specifications, in order to meet the service professionals' needs and demands. All of our ignition lock cylinders are 100% tested for proper fit, form and function.
Brand: Forecast
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Vehicle
1983 - Chevrolet Cavalier
Forecast
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Forecast

P311-15BFE3E    ILC134  New

Qty:
$14.37
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Square Key
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Mounting Location: Steering Column
    • Notes: Complete Assembly
  • Every ignition lock cylinder is a direct-fit replacement cylinder that replaces damaged OE units ensuring an effective start of the engine energy supply. Manufactured with the highest grade materials for prolonged life and superior performance. This part is also a safety attribute because it does not accept any key which is not loaded with the appropriate R-code. All of our ignition lock cylinders are carefully engineered following all OE specifications, in order to meet the service professionals' needs and demands. All of our ignition lock cylinders are 100% tested for proper fit, form and function.
Brand: Forecast
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1988 - Chevrolet Cavalier
Standard Ignition
1982 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-16CCAA8    US-107L  New

UL14E , D1443C , 26025789 , CS118L , 8955026014 , 2F4 , 5502601 , 53-2382 , 83501971 , D1403B , 7849210 , 7833759 , LS500C , 4H1019 , LC14280 , 8983501971 , 55026014 , 7830380 , UL14U , 2-ILC138 , 20496701 , 12300443 , 07830380

Qty:
$25.92
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Chrome Finish
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Mounting Location: Column
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle
1982 - Chevrolet Cavalier
Standard Ignition
1982 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-0743B5C    US-117L  New

26005043 , 4H1018 , 53-2412 , 07840574 , 7840574 , 26052796 , CS132L , 924-791 , 26005718 , 16627130 , UL14F , D1457C , LC14300 , D1404C , 26025788 , LS583C , D1414B , UL14N , UL14Z , 3F3

Qty:
$34.73
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Square Key Black Finish
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Mounting Location: Column
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle
1982 - Chevrolet Cavalier
Standard Ignition
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-0743B5C    US-117L  New

26005043 , 4H1018 , 53-2412 , 07840574 , 7840574 , 26052796 , CS132L , 924-791 , 26005718 , 16627130 , UL14F , D1457C , LC14300 , D1404C , 26025788 , LS583C , D1414B , UL14N , UL14Z , 3F3

Qty:
$34.73
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Square Key
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Mounting Location: Column
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle
1988 - Chevrolet Cavalier
Standard Ignition
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-250F94B    US-219L  New

924-708 , 4H1022 , LS938C , 12534415 , 53-2456 , UL13K , CS516L , 600-2779 , D1475D , LC62640

Qty:
$99.97
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Anti-Theft Computer Requires Reprogramming Procedure With Installation
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Connector Gender: Male
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Mounting Location: Column
    • Terminal Gender: Female
    • Terminal Quantity: 3
    • Terminal Type: Blade
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle Transmission
1997 - Chevrolet Cavalier Automatic
Standard Ignition
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-09447E6    US-220L  New

53-2457 , 12534416 , LC62910 , CS611L , 4H1023 , 89058080 , LS939C , UL13L , D1434F , 989-004

Qty:
$190.94
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Anti-Theft Computer Requires Reprogramming Procedure With Installation
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Connector Gender: Male
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Mounting Location: Column
    • Terminal Gender: Female
    • Terminal Quantity: 3
    • Terminal Type: Blade
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
1997 - Chevrolet Cavalier Manual
Standard Ignition
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-4E3A1D8    US-288L  New

LS676C , 989-017 , LC63860 , 26032381 , UL13W , CS762L , 4H1008 , D1489C , 26050282 , 53-2440 , 26050287

Qty:
$27.36
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • 1st Design
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Mounting Location: Column
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle Transmission
1995 - Chevrolet Cavalier Automatic
Standard Ignition
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-581A919    US-319L  New

CS794L , 12534764 , D1476D , LS673C , 12533731 , 53-2437 , 4H1037 , LC63350 , 26054541

Qty:
$142.87
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Mounting Location: Column
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
1996 - Chevrolet Cavalier Automatic
Standard Ignition
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-41B36A1    US-493L  New

D1443D , 4H1044 , LC65317 , 53-2438 , 26054542 , LS674C , 88922149 , 12534765 , CS965L

Qty:
$213.00
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Connector Gender: Male
    • Mounting Location: Column
    • Terminal Gender: Female
    • Terminal Quantity: 3
    • Terminal Type: Blade
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
1996 - Chevrolet Cavalier Manual
Standard Ignition
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-2653677    US-495L  New

LC65319 , 53-2013 , 15822353 , 19168635 , CS967L , LS1118C , 25832352 , 12458795 , 4H1045

Qty:
$180.41
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Un-coded
    • Connector Gender: Male
    • Mounting Location: Column
    • Terminal Gender: Female
    • Terminal Quantity: 3
    • Terminal Type: Blade
  • All ignition locks are perfectly matched to the original for precision installation. Professional quality construction using solid brass tumblers, chrome plated brass keys, die-cast zinc lock cores and multiple, randomly assigned key codes ensures superior operation. Decades of industry leading research and development focused on meeting the technician's needs. With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
2003 - Chevrolet Cavalier Manual
Standard Ignition
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Standard Ignition

P311-18BACC5    US-530L  New

53-2012 , 4H1038 , 924-726 , 15822352 , 12458794 , 600-3689 , 25832353 , CS1002L , LC65354 , LS1117C , 19168636

Qty:
$128.40
Standard Ignition Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Product Attributes:
    • Coding: Coded
    • Mounting Location: Column
  • Every ignition lock cylinder is a direct-fit replacement cylinder that replaces damaged OE units ensuring an effective start of the engine energy supply. Manufactured with the highest grade materials for prolonged life and superior performance. This part is also a safety attribute because it does not accept any key which is not loaded with the appropriate R-code. All of our ignition lock cylinders are carefully engineered following all OE specifications, in order to meet the service professionals' needs and demands. All of our ignition lock cylinders are 100% tested for proper fit, form and function.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
2003 - Chevrolet Cavalier Automatic
ACDelco
1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder ACDelco

P311-5694F34    W0133-1799485  New

Qty:
$51.32
ACDelco Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • GM Original Equipment
  • with Black Cylinder (Coded)
Brand: ACDelco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1986 - Chevrolet Cavalier
Genuine
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Genuine

P311-166D6CE    W0133-1904246  New

Qty:
$296.99
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Genuine
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
2005 - Chevrolet Cavalier Automatic
Dorman
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Dorman

P311-5D98C07    924-726  New

LS1117C , US530L , 12458794 , CS1002L , 15822352 , 19168636 , US-530L , LC65354 , KS7002L , 4H1038 , 25832353

Qty:
$116.38
Dorman Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • ; w/Pass Lock
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Finish: Black
    • Housing Material: Metal
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Lock Material: Metal
    • Package Contents: 1 Lock Cylinder; 2 Keys; Instruction Sheet
    • Wiring Harness Included: No Harness Required
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
2005 - Chevrolet Cavalier Automatic
Dorman
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Dorman

P311-529BA40    924-791  New

LC14300 , 16627130 , CS132L , 26005718 , 26005043 , D1414B , 26025788 , 26052796 , 7840574 , 4H1018 , US117L , KS6641 , US-117L

Qty:
$14.15
Dorman Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • ; Black
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Finish: Black
    • Housing Material: Plastic And Steel
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Lock Material: Steel
    • Package Contents: 1 Lock Cylinder, 2 Keys
    • Wiring Harness Included: No Harness Required
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1990 - Chevrolet Cavalier
Dorman
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Dorman

P311-1C61723    989-004  New

LC62640 , CS516L , 12534415 , US219L

Qty:
$195.15
Dorman Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Finish: Black
    • Housing Material: Metal
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Lock Material: Metal
    • Package Contents: 1 Lock Cylinder, 2 Keys
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
1999 - Chevrolet Cavalier Automatic
Dorman
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Dorman

P311-3DA066D    989-017  New

26032381 , CS762L , 26050282 , 26047296 , US288L , 26050287 , LC63860

Qty:
$27.81
Dorman Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Finish: Silver
    • Housing Material: Metal
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Lock Material: Metal
    • Package Contents: 1 Lock Cylinder, 2 Keys, Instructions
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
1995 - Chevrolet Cavalier Automatic
Dorman
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Ignition Lock Cylinder Dorman

P311-571D860    989-023  New

25832352 , 19168635 , US495L , LC65319 , 12458795 , CS967L , LC64840 , US438L , 15822353

Qty:
$175.21
Dorman Ignition Lock Cylinder
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Finish: Black
    • Housing Material: Metal
    • Key Quantity: 2
    • Lock Material: Metal
    • Package Contents: 1 Lock Cylinder, 2 Keys
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Transmission
2005 - Chevrolet Cavalier Manual

Latest Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Ignition Lock Cylinder Installation Advice

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03 Cavalier won't start

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Question From Esredlak on 03 Cavalier won't start

2003
Chevrolet
Cavalier LS
2.2 Ecotec
111,xxx miles

A couple of days ago I made the mistake of leaving my lights on when I got home from work. When I woke up my car wouldn't start. Tried to jump the battery and that didn't work. Took the battery to O'Reilley's and they OK'd it and charged it for me. It still didn't work so I took it back and returned it and got a brand new battery. Still won't start. The car will turn the motor over but won't "catch" and start (the starter isn't just clicking, it's engaging enough to turn it over and rock the car a little). My gas tank is 3 quarters full so I'm not out of gas. I plan on taking my starter out and taking it to O'Reilleys to have it inspected soon. Possibly my alternator as well.

In short - My car will turn over but won't start with a brand new battery after I left the lights on all night.
I'm no genius, and am stumped. What could the problem(s?) be and how can I diagnose/fix them? Thanks ahead of time

Response From Tom Greenleaf

From the read the engine cranks but wont start so why are you concerned with starter or alternator? It's lacking spark or fuel delivery or some anti theft or aftermarket remote start or something that didn't like a totally dead battery. Just disconnecting them without a memory saver causes enough troubles on several.

You need to check for spark and fuel delivered yes or no and find out which then chase down why,

T

Response From Esredlak

To test for a spark I'll need to remove one of the spark plugs and plug a tester into the spark plug wire, correct?
How can I test for fuel delivery? I can hear the whirring of the fuel pump when the key is turned to the ON position.

EDIT:
Thank you for your help.

Response From Hammer Time

All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.



Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.


2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.


3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Esredlak - to add: Check for spark between plug wire and plug. There are testers that will just light up with each jolt of spark or ones that show how far it will jump a gap. With this issue I'd just want to know if spark or not without worrying about power of spark just yet.

Fuel pump noise is good but not conclusive that enough pressure is available OR that injectors are being triggered to add fuel. You could try just spraying carb cleaner or starting fluid into throttle body (re-assemble parts first after if you try that) and if it fires up for a couple seconds it probably is a fuel issue and can focus on that instead of spark just gets it narrowed down.

Why this all happened just as it did isn't clear to me. If equipped with anti-theft devices I would hope it wouldn't crank at all but can't venture a guess on how all those things work of assorted designs. Aftermarket stuff if applicable seems to cause the most problems for owners!

Test away,

T

Response From Esredlak Top Rated Answer

Alright, will do when I get home from work.
It could possibly be the spark plugs themselves, I bought the car at 108k miles and took it on word that the 60k maintenance was performed, but I don't know why a power loss would inflame their situation.
It may be an anti-theft feature as every time I open the door the car alarm starts to go off and stops when I turn the key. I had not even thought that this could be the problem. It had a Theftloc radio (OEM) that would go into it's Theftloc mode after power loss or disconnection of the battery but I replaced it with a Pioneer. I'm researching the possibility now, but like you said I didn't think it would crank at all. Maybe it just kills power to the plugs.

Hammer Time - Thank you sir.

EDIT: I found this in my manual...
Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock theft-deterrent system. Passlock is a passive theft-deterrent system. Passlock enables fuel if the ignition lock cylinder is turned with a valid key. If a correct key is not used or the ignition lock cylinder is tampered with, fuel is disabled.

Maybe Passlock thinks my key is invalid or the ignition has been tampered with. As of this point I have NOT disconnected or removed anything from my car. This would be apparent if the starter fluid worked in the intake and I was getting a spark - correct?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

You just said ">>As of this point I have NOT disconnected or removed anything from my car. This would be apparent if the starter fluid worked in the intake and I was getting a spark - correct?"

If you removed than replaced the battery how did you do that without disconnecting it? If this was enough and no memory saver used OR battery was dead enough the car thought (likly) that it was being tampered with and is on the list now. Memory would be lost and may no longer recognise the correct key.

Sparks plugs? All at once would be highly unlikely unless somehow they were seriously flooded out but spark test would still work if tested plug wire to plug or just grounded.

About now I think this passlock is the problem. Now with replacement radio it could be tricky if so to re-aquaint car with the key. Hammer Time may know what the next best step is.............

T

Response From Esredlak

Ahh, you are correct I misspoke. I did remove the battery, but have not tampered with anything else. I did some reading online about the passlock system and I may be able to "reteach" the system. I'll update later.

Response From Hammer Time

If you have a Passlock issue you will have a security light on or flashing when you try to start it. The usual symptom of Passlock interruption is "start and stall".

Response From Esredlak

Thanks for the help guys! I feel like an idiot for not seeing the Anti-Theft in the beginning. Mine didn't quite start and stall but didn't start at all.
Before I even saw your posts I had found this trick hunting in Google and when I got home from work I tried it. It worked like a charm. Another Cavalier owner mentioned Passlock engaging in their post and I posted the steps that I took to get her running again. I just joined these forums and posted my problem but I'm definitely keeping this in my favorites in case I can help with issues I have already encountered.
I am so glad to hear the engine start.
P.S. Do you happen to know off the top of your head if any other manufacturers have a system that doesn't supply fuel in case of "theft"? Just curious.

Response From Hammer Time

Do you happen to know off the top of your head if any other manufacturers have a system that doesn't supply fuel in case of "theft"? Just curious.

Yep, most all of them. GM Passlock is the only one that you can do any owner programming though.

Response From Esredlak

Well as slightly miffed as I was with GM for the Passlock I am actually kind of grateful that it DID allow for owner programming.

Response From Hammer Time

Yep, anyone else's security system fails and you're on your way to the dealer.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

If security light is lit and would think so and have to guess as I don't see every vehicle out there then there was a problem solved at this site with this procedure and suggest trying it...........

Link to that thread.........

http://autoforums.carjunky.com/Automotive_Repair_C1/General_Discussions_F5/1999_Chevy_Silverado_SECURITY_light_on_TRUCK_WILL_NOT_START...._P102268/

Seriously - I would be hunting down procedures and "knock on wood" haven't needed to as I always use memory savers if only to save radio presets, clock and lots more.

Important for decades of models more than just radio and clock even if just annoying to set non essential things. If O'Reillys is the parts outlet you choose then just ask them about memory savers. You should use one if only to clean battery cable connections or replace them as needed.

Hammer may be hitting and posting as I type but try that process at that thread as I can't see it hurting anything,

T