car starts then dies after a few seconds , what do I look for ?

robbyd714
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Asked by robbyd714 Nov 21, 2010 at 08:44 PM about the 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

after I started the car then it died the anti theft light on the dash was staying on blinking , then the car wouldn't turn over or anything till I unhooked the battery then hooked it back up then the same thing over and over  ,today I replaced ignition switch , now the car will start then die , but now I just turn the key off and the anti theft light goes out , but it still only runs for a few seconds . can anybody tell me what to do ?

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Brandon Dodson
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get your altenator tested, could also be a bad ground

robbyd714
20

Thanks ,I read about same problem and fixed it I just started the car it died I waitrd 10 minutes till the anti theft light quit blinking it just stayed on but now the car starts and runs fine , now I can take it and have a scanner run on the car and clear the computer. Again Thanks to everyone.

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