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#1 User is offline   dray05 

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:50 PM

please need help i have a 95 trans am 5.7 L with 67000 miles on it, car ran like a top always started first try right away my problems started when it took several cranks sometimes to start my car this went on for a couple weeks then after to going to the gas station one night i went to fire it up and it took 10 minutes to start then went back homeand restarted the car 30 minutes later to go to town started right up when we were on the highway going 60 mph with the cruise set my spedometer started jumping from 60 up to 130 and back down also my voltage meter was jumping but the car was running perfect down the highway about 4 miles down the highway i pulled off to see what was going on and when i parked the car to turn it off it shut off and wouldnt start again i know im getting fuel the car turns over and fires and then turns back off before actually starting thinking maybe its my VATS or Optispark but not sure any help would be greatly appreciated


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:28 AM

Is your "SECURITY" light on solid or flashing when you try to start the car? When you're driving it?
Is your "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" light on?
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:33 AM

 1993TransAm, on 20 April 2011 - 06:28 AM, said:

Is your "SECURITY" light on solid or flashing when you try to start the car? When you're driving it?
Is your "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" light on?

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:47 AM

whats weird is that when i move the key to forward position nothing happens no idiot lights come on the dash only when i move it almost to start up do any dash lights come on then can here fuel pump prime and yes the security light comes on solid for a short time then goes off. the speedometer jumping up and down when at a constant speed on the highway right before she finally died and would't start again is confusing to me?
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:01 AM

Your problem is not being caused by the PASS-Key II (AKA "VATS") system. The "SECURITY" light is supposed to illuminate solidly for a few seconds upon start-up and then turn off.
"Simon, you finally moved on from those punk-a** V6s and turbo 4-cylinder cars." -- Mike R.
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1993 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am..."Abygail"...Black...5.7L LT1 OHV V8...4L60
U1A CD player, '02 Firebird Monsoon Amplifier (12 speakers!), HUD, '91 Grand Prix UK3/NP5 steering wheel, SiriusXM, etc.
1992 Pontiac Richard Petty Special Edition Grand Prix SE..."Robbyn"...Neon Blue Metallic...3.4L LQ1 DOHC V6...4T60E
UB3 digital cluster, UP3 CD player, 10-disc changer, DIC, HUD, AQ9s, SGS switch, Firebird Monsoon amplifier (10 speakers!), etc.
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE..."Missy"...Bright Aqua Metallic...3.1L L82 OHV V6...4T60E
Firebird UW2 amplifier, sail panel tweeters (8 speakers), Firebird Monsoon CD player, UK3/NP5 steering wheel, GT tail lights, GT exhaust, etc.
1992 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo..."Norma"...Light Driftwood Metallic...3.8L L27 OHV V6...4T60E
Delco cassette player, Remote CD player, Olds Alero UQ3 amplifier coming???
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL..."Stormi"...Bright Red...3.1L LH0 OHV V6...4T60
UB3 digital cluster, UQ3 amplifier, Audio Bass Control slider, UK3/NP5 steering wheel, U1C CD player, Driver Information System, leather AQ9s, etc.

1992 Buick Riviera..."Josephine"...Sapphire Blue Firemist...3.8L L27 OHV V6...4T60E
Delco cassette player, Remote CD player, Buick Century Monsoon amplifier coming???

1988 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz..."Emma"...White...4.5L LR6 OHV V8...440-T4
Delco/Bose Gold Series CD player!!!!! N-Body Monsoon configuration in the works...gonna bang!
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34..."Summer"...Medium Maui Blue Metallic...3.4L LQ1 DOHC V6...4T60E
Not pictured - Delco CD player, Chevy Camaro Monsoon amp coming???

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:06 PM

Thanks for the info,let me ask you when you move your key 1 click forward but not far enough to start do your dash lights come on service engine lights or anything mine dont.maybe thats just the way it is i havent had the car that long.it turns over two fast cranks fires and then right back off again never actually starts but begins to,what do ya think opti?if that started to mess up going down the highway would it cause my spedometer to jump around while maintianing a constent speed and voltage readings? thanks for helping me !!!!!
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