HELP. Replaced motor. Now no fuel, no crank.
Hi, we are new. Unfortunately we are starting out behind the 8 ball. We bought a cobalt for our son from a dealer as is. Now we know why. First its 2006 2.2l with 170k. We had a problem from the beginning where the fuse was missing for the power locks, put it in and they start dancing up and down. We removed the fuse, have random dead battery. Believe it or not this is a small problem now. The engine tossed a rod and windowed the block. We already being in a bad position ponied up for a used lower mile motor with 90k. We pulled the old one, popped in the new one (have experience with cars, mostly older) and no real issues. U til we went to turn the key on to get fuel up to the rail. We didnt hear the pump, used a allen key to push the shrader valve assuming it was just quiet. No mas even after 30 tries. So we said screw it let's turn the key and start it. No crank. Before we get the first message we didnt take wires off the starter at all, cleaned all grounds going in, and marked everything and it's where it should be. So we noticed the picture of the car with the lock is on. So googling led us to think we needed to retrain the car to accept the key. 10 minutes in run, off, wait 5 seconds, back to run, repeat, repeat, repeat. No mas. Still shows the same. The dealers around us all said yeah, without the original key(we got some hodge podge, no fob) it needs to be towed in and pay $$ to retrain it. Key opens passenger door, not drivers, so we assume the dealer was a scum bag and did who knows what. Any ideas or tricks, please let us know. My sons in tears and I'm running out of hair to pull