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Engine turns over but won't start on first try. Clicking sound coming from inside dash when trying to start car. After three or four revolutions of engine the engine finally starts, but labored almos

Problem found: Bad contact in the ignition switch between 'chipped' starter key and anti-theft device built into the car. Chipped key having a problem sending signal to anti-theft device which unlocks the systems to start the car correctly (worn key/corroded contact in ignition switch. I lightly greased key with electric bulb grease and worked it into ignition. Better contact now; engine starts on first revolution hot or cold...PROBLEM RESOLVED PLEASE SHARE WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE OLDER CHIPPED KEYS AND ANTI-THIEFT FACTORY SYSTEMS IN THEIR TRUCKS & CARS...it's a simple fix!!!

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  • Richard Anderson
    Richard Anderson Nov 08, 2014

    There was no problem with the chipped key; other than being a little worn. No problem with ignition switch; maybe a little coroded or dusty/dirty/worn. Electric Bulb Grease on key inserted into ignition made a better electric contact and the chipped key was able to send a strong signal to the factory installed anti-thieft device which inturn unlocks systems that starts and powers up the engine. Bad contact was the problem with hard starting of car; once that was resolved the problem went away....:)

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Glad to know this solution. The Format of Fixya sent me this cure as at some point I answered a problem of your make and model of car. It does not reference if I answered your problem or what I said as a solution. Chip problems may have been mentioned, and a new ignition switch may be a better solution if a Mechanic is receiving pay to work on someone else's car. Its fine for your own car repair. Thanks

Posted on Nov 08, 2014

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    Richard Anderson Nov 09, 2014

    Your welcome 'Fordexpert'

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Excellent work! Thanks for updating for the benefit of others!

Posted on Nov 08, 2014

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Try pulling the fuse for the anti theft system and starting. If the car starts normally, then the problem is with the theft system. The theft system will reset itself after a period of time.

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The chip is in the key. Either the key has lost it's program or the transceiver is not recognising the key. Try another key if you have one.

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TRY REPROGRAM KEY .PUT KEY IN IGNITION SWITCH TURN IGNITION SWITCH ON POSITION 20 SECONDS DONT START ENGINE WAIT 20 SECONDS TURN OFF SWITCH THEN TURN SWITCH BACK ON 20 SECONDS WATCH THE THEFT SECURITY LIGHT BLINKING.WHEN THEFT STOP BLINKING VECHICLE WILL CRANK.IF LIGHT STILL BLINKING.TRY FEW MORE TIMES KEY IN SWITCH ON POSITION FOR 20 SECONDS.MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT CAR KEYS IN SWITCH IF NOT WRONG SET OF CAR KEYS WILL SET OFF THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM.IF KEY RESETTING TRICK DONT WORK.CHECK BATTERY POWER MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERY HAS 12.5 VOLTS AND CHECK SECURITY THEFT FUSE.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD YOUR SECURITY HAS TO BE CHECKED OUT AT THE DEALERSHIP.

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