2001 Chev Impala - Starting

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Old 05-14-07, 02:55 PM
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2001 Chev Impala - Starting

When I try to start the car I insert the key, turn to on and all power is activated. When turning the key to start the car there is nothing. Not even a sound. I turn the key to off and exit the vehicle. I push the hand held remote starter and the car starts.

Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.
 
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Old 05-14-07, 06:38 PM
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Dumb question, but is your foot on the brake pedal when starting?
 
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Old 05-14-07, 08:29 PM
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Check BCM codes...........Probable fault in your VATS (Veh Anti-Theft System)..............Common problem
 
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Old 05-15-07, 07:36 AM
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No question is dumb.

Thanks for the idea, but no. My wife and I tried. No foot on the brake pedal. Thanks for responding.
 
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Old 05-15-07, 07:38 AM
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VATS response

Thanks for the response. I'll take a look at it or is it not something that I can do. Someone told me to remove the positive battery cable to reset the computers. I don't know if that will work, but it sounds reasonable to me.
 
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Old 05-15-07, 08:59 AM
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I think Goldstar was suggesting you should try with your foot ON the brake pedal. I know there was at least one make/model of car you had to do that; found out by accident several years ago while doing a jump-start [don't remember what it was]. Don't think that's the problem, though, or you would have noticed it before.
 
 

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