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2009 Ford Ranger "Anti-theft" system keeps engaging and when…

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2009 Ford Ranger "Anti-theft"...

2009 Ford Ranger "Anti-theft" system keeps engaging and when that happens, I can't start the truck; however after waiting for a period of time, it seems to release and start

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Yes, they seem fine and I took to a O'Reily's and they checked the battery, starter and alternator, all checked out

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just the above and in addition, I changed the Starter Relay

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That the Anti Theft light comes on when I turn the key on and flashes at that point nothing will happen

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Ford
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