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96 ford Windstar turns over but wont start,also turning ignition to the start point i have to re-grip ignition once again to turn vehicle over normally,i just turn key once it clicks then starts.it's seems that i'm over turning the ignition to start the vehicle.i also have a immobilizer in the van and just wondering why the van wont start. Is it possible that the linkage or tumbler is gone in the steering column,is it possible that it's telling the vehicle not to start. Another Question i have, is the number of turns i have to attempt to the immobilizer to engage the vehicle to start,but doesn't start.

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I have worked on a similar problem with one of these vans. You either have spark or fuel issues if the engine turns over. I would say jugging by that it will start after long cranks that it might be fuel related and you should have the vans fuel pressure checked to see if it is in range and not weak.If it is security related a light would flash for that.You can easily figure out if it is fuel related by spraying carb cleaner in the hose where the are filter is but be careful not to spray on the mass air flow sensor. I hope this points you in the right direction.

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