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99 chevy astro ,lost key replaced steering column. now no start. pass-lock ignition,tried key on position for ten minutes 3 consecutive times, still no start. Got fuel and fire. It actually starts for about a half second then dies.security problem? please help.dean_booth1@yahoo.com

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Yes it sounds like a security system problem. Does the new column have pass key? You are leaving the key on until the security light stops flashing? The light is flashing for 10 minutes?

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