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2000 ford explorer won't start. Theft light blinking fast

2000 ford explorer won't start at times. Theft light blinking fast. Theft light should not be blinking fast

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SOURCE: anti theft device for 97 ford expedition

you need to call a lock smith guy most of they have the machine to do it. or call arrown to se what shop has a ford scan tool
it has to be a scan tool only to do fords.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar anti theft light flashing vehicle won't start

This means that your key is not being recogonized.Ethier the chip in the key is bad or the patts transciever at the lock cylinder. Do you have a spare key? If not you will have to get 2 new keyss cut and programmed.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 ford winstar anti theft problem

Fords have a chip in the keys and a reader in the ignitions switch, when you insert the key and the theft light stays on solid then the key has passed. If the light flashes quickly then the key didn't pass the check and the vechicle will not start. This can some times be a key problem and some times a reader problem . But the keys can only be programed with a computer in this situation. The dealer or most lock smiths have these computers.

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Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: anti theft device for 1997 ford expedition

try using a spare key first

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: ford f-150 will not start

I have a 1991 Ford f-150 , I change the battery and started haveing trouble, the engine rotates but will not start. I put a litter gasoline on the throttle body and will start. Ish Gonzales

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2000 ford xlt 4.0 Is it normal for the theft device light to blink when sitting in the SUV with key out when I put key in it stays on


It should blink fast any time the key is removed or in the off position. When you turn the key to on it will be on steady for a few seconds to show that the light works. Once you start the vehicle the light should not be on or flashing.

Nov 17, 2014 | 2000 Ford Explorer

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2000 ford explorer xlt 4.0 4x4 cranks but does not start I can hear the fuel pump running the theft light is blinking


Anti theft will stop it from starting. Try locking and unlocking the drivers door with the key to reset .

Nov 17, 2014 | 2000 Ford Explorer

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Why won't my 98 Ford explorer start? My theft


try using a spare key.

Either way if it starts or not with the spare key a trip to the ford dealer may be in your future. occasionally the security system will forget your keys. You can program them yourself but you will need two keys that work. If you have two keys that work let me know and I'll let you know how do do it.

If you do not have two keys that work than the ford dealer will have to reprogram your keys into the security system.

Apr 05, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Car won't start anti-theft light is blinking


try reseting the computer by leaving the battery unhooked for about 30 min. if that doesnt work then it may be a clogged fuel filter or you could check the fuel shut off switch in the trunk behind the drivers trunk panel.

Jan 11, 2013 | 2000 Ford Mustang

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My 2002 Ford Explorer won't start after a diagnostic test was performed. Mechanic is stating it's due to the anti-theft device system, but they have no idea how to fix it.


How is that possible,they should have a data
base, such as AllData or Mitchell, etc or
they can not work on any product & may as
well close their doors and go out of business

Your owners manual will explain the system as
far as using it

Any repair shop, should have 15 years experience
with an Explorer,there are a million out there

You need to move on to another shop,don't pay that
one anything

Jun 17, 2012 | 2002 Ford Explorer

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98 ford explorer wont start theft light on while cranking, no fuel presure at fuel rail


It sounds like the vehicle is in theft mode,did you use a different key? Does the theft light blink really fast with the key off?If the passive anti-theft system has been activated the computer will have to be reset in order to get the vehicle running again.

Apr 26, 2009 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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