Question about 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

2 Answers

When i changed ignition on 2001 ford explorer I ended up having to replace steering column now it wont turn over & the anti theft light flashes & wont stop. what can be done to get car started?

I have tried the following things already: 1.) radio, dash lights, and door locks all work, 2.)locksmith made new keys, 3.) charged the battery & 4.) throwing code "no tx verify"

Posted by Anonymous on

  • roughnready_ Apr 13, 2015

    Hi Anonymous, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

    Did the locksmith make new transponder keys?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

What security code goes in the radio?

Posted on Jan 05, 2016

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 960 Answers

At least you know the anti theft system is working. Jokes aside, I would think that the electronic security system is not recognising the new lock and steering column. You could try leaving the battery completely disconnected for at least 2 or 3 hours to see if the system resets. Reconnect the battery and then try again with the new key. You will have to put the security code back into your radio as well. If this doesn't work, it may need to go to a Dealer to reprogram your electronic system.

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Changed steering column with another one , everything comes on but wont start.


Did you put the original anti-theft module on the new steering column ? Does yours have steering column mounted ignition switch ? Vehicles with steering column mounted ignition switches have the exciter integral with the theft deterrent control module (VTD) which is located within the steering column.

Aug 29, 2015 | 2004 Pontiac Montana

1 Answer

How do I reset the anti theft device on my 1998 Ford Explorer? Changed entire steering column and ignition...


Now all you need to do is get it to the dealer to have it programmed. Sorry, Fords have to go to the dealer for security.

May 12, 2015 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

When i changed ignition on '01 ford explorer I had to replace steering column&it wont turn over&the theft light flashes&wont stop.The locksmith said antenna dont match Can i reprogram so it'll start?


The theft light flashes when the is off If it is flashing when the key is on I would think you don't have power in the correct position in the ignition.Check fuses and wiring.

Apr 22, 2015 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

1 Answer

How do I reset the anti theft device On my 1998 Ford Exploeer?I had to change the entire steering column and know My car will not


How do you know anti-theft needs to be reset ,Is the security light on or flashing ? Maybe a wiring connector didn't get hooked up correctly .

Mar 01, 2015 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Where Is the anti theft module


Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Transceiver module is around the key lock cylinder behind or under the plastic cover on the upper steering column'
Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Transceiver Removal
  1. s4h~tr~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable, Refer to Section 414-01
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder.
    1. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to the RUN position.
    1. Push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab with a punch while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
    2. If equipped, remove the tilt wheel handle.
    3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
      1. Remove the screws.
      1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shroud.
      2. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
        1. Remove the screws.
        1. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
        2. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.
          1. Remove the bolts.
          1. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.
          2. Remove the anti-theft transceiver module.
            1. Remove the screw from the bottom of the transceiver module.
            1. NOTE: Only apply pressure or leverage below the key cylinder lower rib.
              Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the module.

Dec 24, 2014 | 2006 Ford Taurus

3 Answers

I accidentaly broke my key for my 2000 Ford Explorer,and I changed out the ignition and collumn the car turns over but it wont start.But my anti theft is activated .How do I disable or turn off the an


The old key may have an induction chip in to deactivate the anti theft system. Does it have a red insert (chip) in the key handle? Get the old key and place it as close to the ignition barrel as possible. Seen this done on a number of occasions to save paying for a key reprogram.

Jan 01, 2014 | 2000 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Bypassing anti theft on ford explorer


When i changed ignition on my 99 explorer i took the original key and taped it to the transponder receiver inside steering column. If u have it in the correct area u can use your new ignition and it will start without any programming hassle.. Also way cheaper to get other keys made!!

Dec 04, 2011 | 1994 Ford Explorer Limited

2 Answers

2001 ford windstar won't start


my 2001 ford windstar wont start, i was driving it and completly lost power it would chug like it was running out of gas then had no power,shut it off and it wouldnt start again after that.I changed the mass air low censor,the fuel pump,the ignition switch,relays and fuses the brain box,i have no idea what to change next have any suggestion that could help that would be great thanks

May 27, 2009 | 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

R&R Steering Wheel Assembly and/or Steering Column Assembly


if you disconnect the battery and let it sit awhile this will disable the airbag.

May 15, 2009 | 1998 Ford Explorer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

407 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5501 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...