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Replaced the computer in a 2000 mercury cougar how to reset the anti theft

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I would say the easiest way would be to call a ford dealer they will be able to help you good luck

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

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SOURCE: 1999 Mercury Cougar Anti-theft System

ive reaently had a simular problem with the key being turned over and nothing happened, i had the starter replaced, seems like it was the cylinoid going bad.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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what is anti-theft light doing? It should come on solid for about 2 sec after you turn the key on then turn off. If it is flashing after this then it is not seeing the computer chip in the key and you have a PATS problem.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Doing roadside assistance I have ran into this problem several times and if you look in your owners manual it will tell you how to reset it. Some of the cars you have to wait up to 10 min. with the key in the ignition and try again. The light will go out. READ carefully our owners manual.
Hope this helped....Kevin

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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Your Ford has no drain plug, to change/drain the trans fluid u must remove the transmission pan, u may be able to lower fluid level with a fluiod siphon pump (rated for oil) through the dipstick tube, harbor freight tools sells a pump for this purpose.

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SOURCE: 1999 mercury cougar. won't start...cranks...battery ok.

V6 ? 4CYL? Have you verified SPARK? Did anyone check the "fuel pump inertia switch?" Its in the right front kick panel. If it was a "Anti-theft Issue" the light would be on or flashing.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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