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My 2001 4.6 liter Titon suddenly won't fire. Woke up to a dead battery so charged it. now engine turns but won't spark. Had similar occurance when I had a blank key made instead of

Swapped the two coil relays and checked fuses. Tried spare key. Battery only a few months old. Never had any issues except the occasional COP problem.

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Use a scanner to reset the immobiliser in the CPU program. use the original key when you have done that. The immobiliser probably cut in from the dead battery( if you removed it or disconnected the earth wire then that will do the trick of operation the immobiliser)

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10 Inspect Battery Cable - Coroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable.
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