My 2001 sable theft light keeps coming on and my car keeps jerking and cutting off


Asked by Aug 09, 2015 at 09:17 PM about the 2001 Mercury Sable

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

14 Answers


This could be a weak battery causing this,or your anti theft system needs resseting.

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Had the battery check its good and just tried to reset theft

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May i ask how you tried to reset the anti theft??

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I opened the driver door turn the key over then waited 10 min and thwn close the door and started the car

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Try this,remove key from igntion,then remove the positive cable from battery for about ten minutes,then put key in car to the on position and then replace battery cable,should reset the anti theft.

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Ok i will could a bad key cause this problem to ???


Could,if it is a chip key,does it have numbers on key,if so it has chip,

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I will say this to,usually if it were a antitheft system problem,it would not start at all,im thinking you may have a clogged fuel filter making it run bad and causing the light to come on.

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You are welcome sweety.


How do i check thw fuel filter


I had two people tell me who looked at the car that my key is bad and i need a new one

Same car same issue antithetical system


Someone tried to break into my car my key comes into the ignition but it won't turn because the theft thing keep popping up what should I do

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