03 Ford taurus

Asked by Dec 16, 2017 at 10:58 AM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently my buddy put a ignition lock cylinder in
my car and ever since then mostly every time I go
to start my car I need a jump start cuz it won't start
or turn over and when it is running it sputters and
acts like it wants to die

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It may not be reading the transponder chipped key correctly at times and anti-theft kicks in cutting off injectors. There is a token ring in the lock cylinder that needs to be connected well connected. A scan tool may be able to say what part (if any) of the anti-theft system is failing.

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