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How do I reset the anti- theft computer in a 1999 Ford Windstar, 3.0 L.? Cranks but no start. Scanner says vehicle anti-theft engine disabled.

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Did you try to remove both battery cables for about 10 min or so ?? that may reset the comp and clear the problem

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