CMF Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Re: 2001 cranking, not starting -- have read up on common causes
"cranks but won't fire; no sound from fuel pump"
If it's not the relay (which I never had to replace), I'd bet the fuel pump (I was a frequent flyer on fuel pumps until I finally said "Enough is ENOUGH!" and paid for the premium ACDelco replacement ... )
I wouldn't worry about the passkey thing if the theft light goes out after 5 seconds. Until you've eliminated everything else, anyway.
And yes, you could, how easily is a different question. Again, until you get the fuel pump running, I wouldn't worry about that.
335K miles on original motor and tranny (only motor work 2 x LIM replacement), Monroe SensaTrac struts front and back (new at approx. 300K miles), and Alero discs in back. LS fogs added with custom wiring. HID high beams, HIR low and halogen fogs. Raybestos Pro Grade front rotors and Bendix D747 ceramic pads on front.
Addendum: Rest in peace. Surge tank blew, motor overheated, I think she's lived a long and useful life.