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2001 ford winstar van v6 eng wont start do to anti theft system is on how i turn it off

Hi have 2001 winstar van v6 eng it wont start do to anti theft system is on how do i turn it off my e mail is ristack@attnet.com

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    Did you just have a new key or key made? If so you need a lock smith or a dealer to program the key. This Vehicle has PATS (passive anti-theft system) keys. I have also seen them loose its program aft the battry chaned.

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You can't just turn it off, you need ford scantool to do anything with it. hope this helps good luck.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: wont start do to theft system

You can not, the anti-theft circuit can not be bypassed. Your forced to bring it to the dealer.

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