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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Is the engine cranking over but not starting or does it not crank over at all? Can I start by getting your VIN?
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What size engine do you have?
Are there any anti theft or security lights on or flashing on the dash? Does the starter have power going to it with the key in the CRANK position?
Ok, if the light is no longer flashing with the key on or when trying to start it, the problem is not related to the security system.
Does the check engine light come on with the key on for a bulb check?
If so, then we need to check the starting circuit. You could have a bad starter motor, bad transmission range switch, starter relay or even a blown fuse.
Ok, this might just be a bad ignition switch.
Ok, good. Your next step would be to check for power going in and coming out of the ignition switch with the key in the CRANK position
If there is power going in but no power coming out, either the electrical part of the ignition switch is bad or the ignition lock cylinder (mechanical part) is bad and will need to be replaced.
Here is a wiring diagram of this circuit.
YUP! That means there is an issue strictly with something in the starting circuit. I would check the ignition switch and the other things I mentioned.
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If you mean that it started when the key was turned to the "ON" position, then yes, this should indicate that the ignition switch is ok. However, you are going to want to check it individually just to be sure.
With a voltmeter, check the powers going in and coming out with the key in the CRANK position using the diagram I sent you.
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Hello and sorry for the delay! I do believe it comes as a complete unit. However, I do not work in parts. I would call your local FORD dealership and speak with the parts department.