Won't start after putting a new computer in

Asked by GuruVNH6Q Aug 29, 2018 at 01:47 PM about the 2004 Ford Freestar LX

Question type: General

I put a new computer in my 2004 Windstar van
now it won't start because I think the anti-theft
system is been triggered the fuel pump isn't
coming on or anything was dead like there's
nothing what do I do to fix that or bypass my anti-
theft system to make my car start or how do I reset
my anti-theft system

1 Answer


You need to register your existing keys into the computer. Unless it came with keys, then just get those cut and use them. Computers do not have ALL chipped keys programmed into them. New computers need to have the chips in the keys added to them or it will not start. So yes, the anti-theft is doing it's job and keeping your van from being taken. Add those keys to your computer.

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