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Antitheft problem 1999 ford winstar,when i turn key to start the ant-theft light blinks fast and will not start.I have tried all sugestion from disconecting battery to leaving key in ignition for a period of time.I was also told only dealer can correct problem.

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Something in your anti theft system has failed. The key,transceiver, or module. The only way to find out is to run a diag on that circuit. You will need special tester.

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