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Anti-theft won't deactivate

My Windstar will not start. The key goes in, does not turn at all, you can't do anything. The theft light is continually flashing. The key fits the doors. How can I start the car and permanently get rid of anti-theft? Help me, the car is stuck in the driveway.
Oh, also the atuomatic locks do not open with the remote control. The locks click a bit, but none of them open or close.

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I can't get mine to start either. It usually comes and goes but now it has just stayed. I have no idea how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    my ford winstar 1998 wont start they tell me it is the anti lock theft how can i fix the problem

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    my gear is locked and wont switch to drive

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    my gear is locked and wont switch to drive

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    turning the key the engine just clicks & on the dashboard all electrics & icons are flashing & bleeping

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    click click click when opening door

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Does the luck and won't start come at same time?
actually there is not way to get rid of the antitheft but if you have two keys for htis car try using only one key some time copies just disprogram the system and if you can't do anything i will recomend you to call a mobile locksmith guy they have the machine to reprogram your key and it is so much shiper than towing it to dealer and pay their crazy prices

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