It could be that the theft system has something to do with it .it proably that the ignition system has a device in the module the locks the system up when the theft system has been activated you should have the dealer check the ignition system or the theft system check.
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
From my experience...
A non PATS coded key SHOULD not turn the STARTER...!
If ANTI-THEFT were invoked... you can attain a not start condition which the Owners Manual says must be cleared by the dealer.
A working PATS key should disable the anti theft... by turning the ignition on... ELSE try your other key.
The SecuriLock [PATS]
passive anti-theft system is not compatible with
non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may
result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection.
you need the key fob,not the key but the fob that goes with it,it has a chip that synchs with your ign switch that tells it to turn on the fuel pump,i had this problem on my 2000 durango,you will need to buy an ignition switch,key and keyfob from a junk yard,or ebay for 50 bucks,otherwise you will have to go to the dealer to get one programmed. 71results for 2002 dodge durango ignition key 2002 dodge durango ignition switch
Your chipped key is not making a good connection to your factory installed anti-theft device. Lightly grease both sides of car key with electric bulb grease and work it into key ignition. Over time the key wears down, contacts in ignition switch become worn and corroded. Grease makes better contact...chipped key is able to send signal to factory anti-theft device which unlocks all systems required to start you engine. Make sure the key you are using is a chipped key for your car; not a un-chipped cut key from the key cutting machine. It will work on locks, but only a chipped key for your car will deactivate your anti-thief and you get power to your engine and systems to get it started.
What makes you think this is a anti-theft system problem ? Is the security light lit on the insturment cluster ? When you turn the key to start does the starter spin the engine ? Crank no start ! Or when you turn the key to the start position the starter does nothing . No crank no start . A aftermarket remote start won't by pass anti-theft system . Your best bet would be to take to a qualified repair shop and have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Before you let someone start hacking up wiring circuits .
Do you know what DTC'S are , these would point to an area of trouble an to a fix .
Turn key to on but with the engine off, push down on the break hold it there squeeze the button on the gear shift then try to turn the key at the same time keep squeezing the gearshift stepping on the brake and turning the key to the right until the car comes on
Its a good possibility that the Anti-theft is interferring with the circuit. If you have an extra ignition key, use that in case the password chip in your regular FOB has detriorated.
There is a brake sensor which is on the upper brake pedal. It interlocks with the starter to prevent starting without having your foot on the brake pedal. Check your brake lights for operation. If the brake lights stay dark with your foot on the pedal, the switch is broke or knocked out of position. A common problem.
Next, there are small wires for the starter solenoid. You can use a test light on one removed wire and ground the test light to the vehicle, the other end in the small wire. Turn the keyswitch to start, with brake pedal pressed and see if it lights up. If it does light up, the starter solenoid may be bad.
Battery level. Ford Anti-theft and some say Battery-saver, can cause both starting and charging problems. A fully charged battery can be at 13.2V- 13.6V. When Ford systems detect low voltage it can activate the Anti-theft, battery-saver, and even disconnect the charging system to allow the battery to completely drain. In some cases the Anti-theft drops starter voltage to around 7V so the starter will not spin. Have the battery tested.
I know of 2004 trucks that were jump started and showed charging, then after 5-10 minutes they lost the charging system. Some people lost the charging system at 70MPH and drove until they stalled. All because of the automatic features built into the trucks. A new battery fixed the problem. Your problem could stem from this.
It's possible that you will need assistance from the manufacturer of the Anti Theft device. They may have tto reset the system, as an Anti theft device, any thing construed as 'tampering' with the car, or the device may cause it to shut down, and would need tech support from the manufacturer.
TURN ON IGNITION SWITCH TO ON POSITION.ENGINE OFF.REPEATEDLY PRESS VECHICLE INFORMATION BUTTON UNTIL PRESS TO RELEARN REMOTE KEY IS DISPLAYED.PRESS SET RESET BUTTON UNTIL REMOTE KEY LEARNING ACTIVE IS DISPLAYED. IF THAT PROCEDURE DONT WORK.INSERT MASTER KEY INTO IGNITION SWITCH.NOW SWITCH IGNITION ON SWITCH IGNITION OFF.REMOVE MASTER KEY.WITHIN 10 SECONDS INSERT NEW KEY.SWITCH IGNITION ON.ENSURE SYSTEM WARNING LAMP SWITCHES OFF.NEW KEY NOW PROGRAMMED.IF YOU STILL HAVING PROBLEM RESETING THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM THE DEALERSHIP HAS TO FIX.REPROGRAM IT.