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vt start up troubles

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hi over the last few weeks my vt hasnt been starting properly, i mean i turn the key and it starts then stalls straight away, or i turn ignition on for a little while hear the fuel pump pressure up then turn.. and nothing!! so i usually have to turn it back to off a couple of times and then turn key again and its all good. any ideas??
 

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Had the same problem once, it turned out to be a fawlty remote head on the key. Have you tried using your other key?
 

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ahh ok, no i lost the other key and have been meaning to get another one coz the buttons on this one are screwed.. can i just buy one off ebay or do i have to get it programmed?
 

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Mister Minit, key cutters, shoe repairs etc, found in several shopping malls sell them for around the $70 mark, they program the new head as well.
 

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my old man said it could be the solenoid in the starter motor that kinda makes sense aswell anyone else had this problem?
 

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The solenoid will either click click click if not working properly or the strter wont work at all, this is very different to the simptoms being described
 

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hi over the last few weeks my vt hasnt been starting properly, i mean i turn the key and it starts then stalls straight away, or i turn ignition on for a little while hear the fuel pump pressure up then turn.. and nothing!! so i usually have to turn it back to off a couple of times and then turn key again and its all good. any ideas??
I get that and I was thinking that it might be the fuel pressure regulator as this was the solution to the problem in my vr commodore.

I have old keys too so I might replace them too but they are rather expensive, especially if that is not the problem.
 
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