Question about 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew
The theft light blinks rapidly and the odometer only shows dashes. The engine will crank but will not start. This happens only sometimes. Other times the truck starts normally and drives. If I leave the key in the ignition (on) over 15 mins then the truck will start. Please help me figure out what the issue is so the truck isn't so unreliable! Thanks!
Posted by Anonymous on
Mine did this on a 2002 F150 I ended up having to replace the instrument cluster. I ordered a used one online then had the ford dealer program it.
I would also try a spare key if you have one could be the chip inside your key too.
Posted on Oct 23, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
HI, I'm reading your problem,
Let me explain something about your car.
2005 Ford Taurus, The key on that car has Chip inside of the key and receiver on the ignition switch,
Check if the key you are trying to use is Black and has a plastic head.
If not you need a key with that characteristics.
But if you have the right key, Remenber if you had drop on the floor, or hit with something,
Because some times they come damaged, with insignificat thins.
Remenber if you left the key close to a magnets like speakers.
If nothing aply at your case, you need to call a place Aloha Smith, they have the computer to program or reprogarm your key. IF not you can't start your car.
OK.. I hope this information work for you.
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Posted on Jul 10, 2008
sounds like an earth connection ,but where ,,,,back of dash,,,battery earth,,,ECU earth point ,,try putting a drop of oil on the earth points with a conventional oil can no sprays of crappy fish oil other than that you would have to wait for it to happen again in front of a mechinic to find it,.or trade it in for a nice europeon size car with a an engine under 1600cc .5litres is a bit obscene in this day and age and price of petrol
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Either you may be using a key that you had copied from the original or your chip went bad in your original key. Most of cars now a days have the key censor in the key so if it is the incorrect key it will not start your car or if it does not read that chip it will not start
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
This means that your key is not being recogonized.Ethier the chip in the key is bad or the patts transciever at the lock cylinder. Do you have a spare key? If not you will have to get 2 new keyss cut and programmed.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
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