1997 buick skylark starting problem


#1

Turn on ignition,all warning lights are on,except anti-theft light, it flickers. Car cranks OK, no start. Wait 5-10-minutes with ignition on and anti theft light comes on solid and car will start. Dealer replaced console, ignition switch and says he re-wired something, $600. He said the trouble will not show up on his test equiptment if the problem is in the cars computer?? any ideas??? thanks, Bill


#2

It sounds like something is going on with the A-theft system rather than the ECU. I would try to verify that good power is getting the system. If that is ok then the A-theft system may be the problem.