How to resolve a GM vat system problem?

Asked by Jan 05, 2017 at 01:51 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 98 chevy cavalier has always been
dependable. Until last month when the
ignition cylinder lock needed to be
replaced. Since then the Gm vat
system has kept my cavalier from
starting by interupting the gasoline
flow .
NOTE: my original ignition keys were
simple metal keys w/ no chip on the
keys!  And the keys to the new ignition
cylinder lock doesnt seem to have
chips on them. Although the end of the
keys are encased in a black key cover.
So i cant be sure.

1 Answer

121,035

Yes they are chipped, the dealer will have to reprogram the system to reconise the new key and tumbler system.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    3,280
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,510
  • #3
    mbar1
    Reputation
    1,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
635 Great Deals out of 53,109 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Civic
522 Great Deals out of 40,951 listings starting at $1,615
Used Chevrolet Camaro
306 Great Deals out of 26,931 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
683 Great Deals out of 97,845 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Corvette
100 Great Deals out of 14,545 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Focus
597 Great Deals out of 68,430 listings starting at $1,150
Used Ford Mustang
378 Great Deals out of 39,529 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Corolla
687 Great Deals out of 60,523 listings starting at $1,499
Used Pontiac Sunfire
209 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Camry
986 Great Deals out of 70,321 listings starting at $1,137
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,837 Great Deals out of 155,600 listings starting at $1,799

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.