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?

Stacey Roque

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


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


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


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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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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