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My 2002 ford taurus won't start unless i turn key 4 to 7 times

This problem has been persisting sporadically for almost a month. When turning into our neighborhood from the highway, my taurus stalled completely. I was so flustered that i didnt notice the lights, but tried to restart the car---which refused to turn on. I put my hazard lights on and waited for about 30 minutes. I then was able to drive the car to my driveway, where problems ceased for some time. We took the car to the mechanic, where he reset the anit-theft system becuase that kept flashing up. The problem continued. He then put in a new starter and ignition switch. The problem happened again. We took the car to the Ford Dealer and they replaced the starter relay. Only 2 days after, the car refused to start again, with 1st the engine light on, followed by the Exclamation mark, battery sign, and check transaxle sign. We are out of ideas. Please let us know if you have any ideas!

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There is also a device called a transponder, it is AROUND the ignition switch and this is the part that reads your key code. thim might be your problem, hope this helps and good luck- P.S. i hope you didn't end up paying for the "repairs" that the mechanics made as they oviously havn't fixed the problem and probably were not correctly diagnosed.

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