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2001 ford f150 4x4 wil not start

Old 03-11-2019, 03:57 AM
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Angry 2001 ford f150 4x4 wil not start

it cranks over and it will fire with starting fluid briefly. it acts as though it's not getting fuel I think its a problem with the theft protection because the theft protection light is blinking. it has a5.4L V8 SOHC 16V engine. can anyone assist me with this, please? a while back i could disconnect the battery and reconnect it then it would start. but that does not work any more.
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check the wires going to the fuel pump. make sure their not corroded or anything. also check the fuel pump relay
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:38 AM
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Do you have a second (chipped) key you could try? If your theft light is flashing, this is an issue with PATS. Might require the dealer to reflash or replace your ECU.
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