Hello, I'm Chris, a current Ford Lincoln Mercury employee.
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What is the theft light doing with the key out?
What is it doing with the key in the ignition with it turned to run or start?
Ok this means the PATS syetem is operating correct you need to check your input signals to and from the starter relay. Possible causes are the ignition switch or the starter relay or wiring or manual or auto trans safety switches since you stated you can jump the starter and it works.
Yes this is the starter relay/solenoid.
You need to see if it is getting ignition input signal to fire. If not then checj the starter interrupt signals like the TR sensor or clutch switch and then to the ignition switch.
Turn the switch to start and see if there is power coming out of the ignition switch and then past the TR sensor indicating park or neutral. The TR sensor is on the drivers side of the trans externally mounted.
When you hit accept 9$ is all you pay. You have already been debited since you have a deposit but the money and credit is not forwarded to me till you hit accept.
You can close the website and just login tommorrow and reply if needed
Hear from you then. You only pay when you hit accept.
Hit it once pay 9 dollars. Hit it 5 times pay 45 dollars.
If these test pass then you have a faulty ignition switch or wire, not the actual lock cylinder where the key goes
The first pic I sent just a moment ago was just me showing you where I was going next for the fuse to get powered. The second diagram shows the fuses to check in the batttery junction box which is under the hood near the fender. The ignition is switch is on the column.
To remove the steering column shrouds you remove the tilt lever (screwed in)then the lower cover (phillips head screws). Now insert a pic in the igniion lock cylinder housing underside with the ignition in run so you can pull the lock cylinder and key out so you can get the top cover off.
I am going out of town bright and early in the morning and will return sunday night.