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Car will not start as you turn the key. 2006 ford focus

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Car will not start...

Car will not start as you turn the key

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2006 ford focus 2.0l

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

I have change the starter

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

I have one day lock the key in ignition then i pull up the gear handle up and unlock

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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Do you hear any sounds when you try to start the car?
A clicking under the hood or anything?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Nothing only i see a lock on the panel
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Does the lock flash fast or anything when this is going on?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
is fast flash
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok, sorry to say but that's an indication the car's security is locking you out. There's nothing I can do for it from here.

You are going to need a mobile locksmith or the dealer to reprogram the keys for you.

I will open this back up, but to the best of my knowledge there is nothing you can do with it on your own.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks
Ford Mechanic: Daniel, ASE Certified Tech/business owner replied 4 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Daniel, ASE Certified Tech/business owner replied 4 months ago

Based on the information that you've given and what I have read so far, I am recommending that we continue this conversation via phone call assistance so that I can help you more efficiently. Please accept the phone call proposal so that we can continue or we can continue through this message board but it may take longer depending on the difficulty level of your problem.

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Ford Mechanic: Daniel, ASE Certified Tech/business owner replied 4 months ago

Once you have accepted the proposal and I will post my phone number, at that point you will text me at least 30 minutes prior to when you are ready to talk. At that point I will call you or set up a time to do so as soon as possible.

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Ford Mechanic: Daniel, ASE Certified Tech/business owner replied 3 months ago

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