Question about 1997 Mercury Sable
My car has refused to start and when i tried to start it the theft light is flashing and it wont start but engine is turning
If you have another key try that one if not the one you have needs to be recoded but look at the top of the key and make sure there is not a hole in it the chip could have come out
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like the misfire monitor turned the check engine light on. What you are saying is the vehicle ran rough when started cold and as it warmed,it straightened out, but the check engine light stayed on. If what was causing the miss has corrected itself,you can try disconnecting the battery and let it sit for about ten minutes. Then reconnect the battery.This may allow the PCM to reset and the light to go out.
If the concern happens again tomorrow,you need to have the code pulled so you can get to the cause.
If you want to send me the code,I will be happy to look it up and give you some information. If you decide to do this,send me the engine size too.
Good luck,I hope this helps,Chuck
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
Some cars can be reset by turning the ignition to on and waiting a while to reset. Could be as much as 10 minutes. The light will stop flashing when it is reset. Others have a different process. If you have the owners manual it may tell how to do this.
This may work also and a lot faster.
insert the key in
the drivers door, turn left, then right
to disarm and reset it.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
SOURCE: my 2001 mercury sable just
Your car is probably not starting because it is in security mode. You will have to reset or reprogram the system. They usually give directions of this in the owner manual. If not, you might have to call a Ford dealership to get it.
Posted on Feb 09, 2011
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