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The car won't start. The battery is good and the fuel pump is pumping. The starter is fine. It just won't catch and finish turning over. Maybe it's some silly electronic problem like a sensor in the air flow or somewhere???? Any held would be appreciated.

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Check the timing belt

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The problem is the immobilizer.
I'm afraid you'll have to by pass it, Mondeo's of the same era, also have the same problem.
It's not too expensive either, but it will have to be done by an auto electrical engineer.
Good luck with that.

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