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Broke key in ignition lock body, replaced and now car won't crank 2001 mercury cougar

Replaced ignition switch, lock body, and transponder and car won't crank.

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I hope you kept your old key, it will make it easier but you may still have to go to your local dealer if the procedure isn't in your service manual, I can't help any further because I am in Australia

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

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    Your car has a security feature when you replace your key or lock & cylinder the new key has to be programmed to work with your security feature. The parts store you purchased the lock & cylinder from should have told you this when you purchased the part. I think the dealer may be the only one that can do this, but you may want to call and check around. Sometimes key makers can program your new key but you need your old key in order for them to do it. Hope this helps.

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  1. Remove the turn signal and windshield wiper switch.
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Does a 2001 mercury cougar have a chip in the key


Yes, it does........

The Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) is fully passive in operation and requires no special procedures by the driver to arm or disarm the system. It is invisible to normal scrutiny and is operated by a miniature transponder within the key body. The transponder communicates with the powertrain control module through a transceiver mounted around the ignition switch lock barrel. The PATS functionality is incorporated within the powertrain control module.

PATS may be identified by a larger than normal sized ignition key. A larger sized ignition key indicates the presence of the transponder that controls the system.

The transponder code reading is carried out when the key. having been inserted into the ignition lock barrel is turned from position "0" to position "II" to crank the engine. If the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) receives the correct code the engine will start. If the PCM receives either no code or an incorrect code the engine will not crank and PATS remains armed and the engine immobilised.

Anti-Theft Indicator
Whenever the ignition is switched on the anti-theft indicator will remain on for three seconds while the system reads the ignition key code.

The anti-theft indicator will flash rapidly or glow continuously after the initial three seconds to indicate the PATS has immobilised the vehicle.

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On a 2001 mercury cougar 2.5l. I cant get it to crank. Its getting fuel but no spark. There is a ground wire that comes off the back of the motor but its not attached to anything else. I stuck it to the...


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I had a key made and it desabled the security system in my 1999 mercury cougar and now the car wont start and I need to have it reset.


All you have to do to reset the antitheft system is to lock the doors with the key fob.

Your new key has to be programmed to your engine computer (PCM) before it will work.

To program, follow the directions in your owner manual. You need 2 already rpogrammed keys to do this.

If you don't have 2 programmed keys, your dealer will have to use his diagnositc tool to retrieve the information from the computer. Always have 2 programmed keys. I actually keep 3 in case I lose one, I still have 2 to program a 3rd one myself.

If you have AAA, have it towed to the delaer as a "no Start" so you don't have to pay the tow charge.

I assume this new ket is your only key now, or you could drive to the dealer with your spare key.
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SECTION 419-01B: Anti-Theft - Passive 1999 Cougar Workshop Manual GENERAL PROCEDURES Procedure revision date: 09/14/2001
Key Programming Using Two Programmed Keys NOTE: This procedure only works if two or more programmed ignition keys are available and it is desired to program additional key(s). If two keys are not available. For additional information, refer to Key Programming - Erase All Keys and Program Two Keys in this section.
NOTE: PID SPARE - KY must be enabled for this procedure to operate. If this PID is not enabled, refer to Security Access then select Spare Key Programming Switch; Enabled.
NOTE: If the programming procedure is successful, the new key(s) will start the vehicle and the anti-theft indicator will illuminate for approximately three seconds.
NOTE: If the programming procedure is not successful, the new key(s) will not start the vehicle and the anti-theft indicator will flash. If the programming procedure was not successful leave the ignition switch in the RUN position for at least 30 seconds, repeat the Key Programming procedure from Step 1. If the failure repeats, refer to Diagnostic and Testing to review DTCs an carry out Pinpoint Tests.
NOTE: A maximum of eight ignition keys can be programmed to a passive anti-theft system (PATS) equipped vehicle.
NOTE: If the steps are not carried out as outlined, the programming procedure will end.
NOTE: Ignition keys must have correct mechanical key cut for the vehicle and must be a PATS encoded key.
  1. Insert first programmed key into ignition lock cylinder and turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position (maintain ignition switch in the RUN position for one second).
  1. Turn ignition switch to the OFF position and remove the first key from the ignition lock cylinder.
  1. Within five seconds of turning the ignition switch to the OFF position, insert the second programmed ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position (maintain the ignition switch in the RUN position for one second).
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and remove the second key from the ignition lock cylinder.
  1. Within ten seconds of turning the ignition switch to the OFF position , insert the unprogrammed ignition key (new key) into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position (maintain the ignition switch in the RUN position for one second).
  1. If it desired to program additional key(s), repeat the applicable key programming procedure from step 1.
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Passive Anti - Theft System (PATS)
The Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) is fully passive in operation and requires no special procedures by the driver to arm or disarm the system. It is invisible to normal scrutiny and is operated by a miniature transponder within the key body. The transponder communicates with the powertrain control module through a transceiver mounted around the ignition switch lock barrel. The PATS functionality is incorporated within the powertrain control module.
PATS may be identified by a larger than normal sized ignition key. A larger sized ignition key indicates the presence of the transponder that controls the system.
The transponder code reading is carried out when the key, having been inserted into the ignition lock barrel, is turned from position ``0'' to position ``II'' to crank the engine. If the PCM receives the correct code, the engine will start. If the PCM receives either no code or an incorrect code the engine will not crank and PATS remains armed and the engine immobilised.
Anti-Theft Indicator
Whenever the ignition is switched on the anti - theft indicator will remain on for three seconds while the system reads the ignition key code.
The anti - theft indicator will flash rapidly or glow continuously after the initial three seconds to indicate the PATS has immobilised the vehicle.
For additional information on the PATS fault codes, refer to the Diagnosis and Testing section
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The PATS uses a specially encoded ignition key. Each encoded ignition key contains a permanently installed electronic device called a transponder. Each transponder contains a unique electronic identification code out of over four quadrillion combinations.
Each encoded ignition key must be programmed into the vehicle's powertrain control module (PCM) before it can be used to start the engine. There are special diagnostic repair procedures outlined in this manual that must be performed if an encoded ignition key needs to be replaced
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My only key broke off in the door How can I get


if you can get the stub out anykey shop can help you otherwise ford sell a door lock package, hot hard to replace

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