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Go back through your work and recheck all connections. If there is no immobiliser or key chip then it has to be something you've done. Or not done. Is the replacement column a true swap? My guess is there is one power wire not connected. Check the small starter wire with tester to see if power goes that far. Check chassis ground cables etc.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: ford taurus 1997
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.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
you most likely have a bad key switch cylinder assembly. you can try to spray wd40 solvent into the switch before you have the switch replaced,but sometimes it's a switch replacement that repairs the problem. have you inspected your ignition key to look for damage to the key itself? try a spare key to make sure it's the key,and not the key switch. you can also try turning the key while turning the steering wheel at the same time to get the key to work.sometimes the switch locks when parked in a bind,such as on a hill,or against a curb and so on. try this 1st before you have the ignition switch replaced. AAA auto club,if you're a member covers part of the replacement costs for a replacement switch also. you may have coverage through a cell phone also.one more thing to try, if you have a tilt steering column,try to reposition the steering wheel to see if you can get the key to turn. remember never force it enough to break your key off into the switch! thank you for choosing fixya.com!
Posted on May 13, 2011
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