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My '99 Ford wagon has been dying in idle for 7 months. Now it won't start, clicks when I turn key but won't start. I've noticed the "theft" light has been on for about 2 weeks when I'm driving, no idea why. The check engine light has been on the entire time I"ve owned the car, about a year and a half. Also I've had 2 replace battery 3 times in last year, batt dies but will never charge, always have to get new battery. Of course lots of other probs too, but these are most pressing. Any ideas? Are these two issues related, the stalling in idle and not starting now? Any help would be appreciated!

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Sounds like the anti theft system might need to be reprogramed. Anti theft will shut the car down and will not let it turn over and will cause the car to cut out. Also sounds like you need an alternator. Sounds like the probelms are related. You need to have the computer scanned and get the codes so you can have a better idea of what the problem is.

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