still won't run

Asked by Jun 29, 2016 at 01:11 PM about the 1998 GMC Sierra 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i changed the steering column in my 1998 gmc sierra it will start but then cuts
right back off i don't have the original steering column anymore but i kept the
key what can i do??someone had mentioned the RFID key but i don't

3 Answers


So you changed the key and tumblers from your old column to the replacement column and it still won't start and run, so if that is the case then it sounds like you missed a connection somewhere on the column connector or they are not there.

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no i didn't change the tumblers i just kept the key from the original steering column


Well then there's your problem, you either have to swap the key and tumblers or take it to a dealer and have the security system reprogrammed to the new key and column.

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