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After my check engine light came on i disconnected battery and after putting battery back in now the car will not start .what is it and what should i do?

Checking car manual now for codes or a reset switch or button or maybe doubloe check terminals

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Sounds like you activated the anti theft

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It could be one of many things, if possible you should get someone with a engine analyzer to check your engine codes.
One (of many) possibilities would be a faulty crank sensor.

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