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2003 Windstar that won't start.

I have a 2003 Windstar that won't start. When I insert the key and turn it the electrical system shuts down. After a short time the electronics come back online but when I try to start it everything shuts down. I have it in gear (P) and the connections all are good.

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Check the battery and alternator to make sure they're both working properly.

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