Changed the starter on my car, reconnected the battery and tried to start it but it won't. Anti-theft light flashes but it wont even try to start. Any ideas?

Asked by Apr 29, 2015 at 10:21 PM about the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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43,765

When you disconnected the battery, the anti-theft kicked on and disabled the ignition. Check your owners manual on how to reset.

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my car has done that just leave key on until it stops flashing (about 10 min.)

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Hey i just put a starter on my 2004 Mercury Mountaineer, and when i went to start it, it turned but did not crank up can you tell me why it will not start up. Because i just put a new Alternator on it and charged the battery and still nothing happened

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43,765

Any time you unhook the power, it will trigger the anti-theft if you have it. Do you see a flashing light on the dash?

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