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  • jdsla 09/04/09 8:52 pm PST

    This just happened with my 1999 Ford Explorer which would not start intermittently. My mechanic did a bunch of stuff before he finally realized it was the anti-theft chip in my key that was old and no longer working. He had me bring in my spare key and suddenly the car worked fine. Because the old chip was not working, the car was not recognizing the key and the ant-theft system was kicking in and was disabling the engine. That is why the theft light is blinking when you try to start the car. Try your spare key and you may find everything is solved... and for no $$$!

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