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Car engine wont turn over

While driving the vehicle the theft alarm started blinking and the car dies,and later when i try to start it all the lights turn on and the engine wont turn over. how do i fix it??? The ford model is a 2004 Ford Taurus we tried Try to set the steering column in a different position and retry starting the vehicle. The main thing is to watch the theft light. If if is accepting the key, then the light will come on and go out. If the light is flashing then the system is still in shut down mode. after changing the steering column position it will take the key but now the engine wont turn over to show it is even trying to start what do i do???

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  • usmc121786 Feb 24, 2009

    can anyone help me? I have a 2001 ford taurus ses. i have a new starter and a new battery. i tried to start my car and nothing. it sounds like it wants to start but doesnt. and i dont know if this might have something to do with it but i put my car into neutral to push it out of my garage and it doesnt move an inch. its as if my breaks are locked up all the sudden or something

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It sounds like either the key is going bad (chip inside) or the PAT's immobilizer system is not detecting a key is inserted with the correct code. If you remove the column surround you will see connectors just make sure all of these are secure, watch the yellow one do not disconnect it as its the airbag and theres a chance of it deploying.
Also try your spare ignition key if you have one.

If all is ok i'm afraid you may need to make a trip to ford for them to diagnose, the pat's system works well almost too well sometimes. i deal alot with them while installing remote starts and when they go wrong its almost always the dealer to resolve it. They have the computer software to test the system.
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