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Is the theft light flashing rapidly when you try to start it and how many keys do you have for the truck?
You have an issue with the PATS security system which uses a chip in the key to allow the vehicle to start. You will need to have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes which will lead us to a starting point for the cause of the problem. Usually it is the key, but since you only have one key, you will need to get 2 new keys and have them both programmed. Mobile lock smiths can do this for you. You do not have to go to a dealership to have this done.