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98 ford explorer wont start theft light on while cranking, no fuel presure at fuel rail

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Re: 98 ford explorer wont start theft light on while...

It sounds like the vehicle is in theft mode,did you use a different key? Does the theft light blink really fast with the key off?If the passive anti-theft system has been activated the computer will have to be reset in order to get the vehicle running again.

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I know this sounds weird...but I locked the door..then input my code to unlock...then it crank with no problem

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