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My '98 Ford Taurus won't start

My taurus won't start and I've replaced the battery and the ignition switch. I've also had the alternator tested, and it's fine. Any Ideas of what's wrong with it?

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  • Rich Notarianni Jul 19, 2010

    Does it turn over like it wants to start?

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"Security" or Key-shaped light flashes on the dashboard ? Your car might be equipped with an immobilizer. (you can find more information about the immobilizer in your owner's manual). The immobilizer allows the engine to run only if the correct key is used. If your car has an immobilizer, you probably see a "Security" or Key-shaped light coming on on the dashboard every time you turn the ignition ON. If this light is flashing when you turn the ignition ON, it could mean that there is some problem with an immobilizer or the system does not recognize the key. If the immobilizer doesn't recognize the key, the engine wold not start at all, or would start and then die in few seconds.
You can try a spare key, if it won't work, your dealer is the place to call. Sometimes, the key is just need to be reprogrammed.
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