1997 mustang starts and then dies within few seconds. Theft light is blinking. What do i need to do to replace theft device or can i bypass it so it will stay running?
Is one of your doors open? If so, that is why the "Theft" light is blinking. According to the owners manual, it blinks to remind the driver to arm the system. If you lock the doors using either the power door lock switch or via the remote, the alarm indicator should then glow steadily. If the alarm was triggered you would not be able to start the vehicle at all.
Though the symptoms can be caused by many different reasons, I had a similar problem with the same symptoms. My problem stemmed from a faulty MAF sensor. I verified this via a DTC scanner that also displays the PIDS. One of the PIDs is the MAF (LB/M) reading which was way-high out of spec. After careful inspection I noticed that one of the heating wires extending out of the MAF Sensor body actually broke loose on one side. I half-hazardly soldered it and the problem was corrected. I will replace it with a new one since I don't trust the soldering job for durability.
Nov 07, 2009 |
1997 Ford Mustang Cobra