I have a 97 ford expedition and the anti theft light flashes and stalls engine .I have had the computer reset twice and it cranked with the anti theft light going off.When I go out to crank 2 hours later back to the anti theft light back on and want crank.Idles up the shuts down .I have had everyone envolved except the dealer.I actually reset computer 3 different times by turning ignition over on and off position times then anti theft light would go off .That worked 3 times now nothing.Some say it might be the control module but cant say for sure.Got any sugestions?

Asked by bigdog4324 Jul 04, 2015 at 06:07 PM about the 1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can I devert anti theft?if yes how?

4 Answers


No,anti theft runs through the ECM,and if it is not resetting,there may be and issue with the ECM.

4 people found this helpful.

so some one stole my keys for my 97 ford expedtion well i drilled the ingition out and then went out and bouight a new ingiton and yet my car anti thift light came on and i havent been able to get it to turn offf ,,,,

if u can tell me what parts do i gotta replaced or have anything to do to turn that light off and get running that would be awesome

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Expedition in your area?

CarGurus has 567 nationwide Expedition listings starting at $3,429.

Postal Code:

Ford Expedition Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Larry Sturgis
  • #3
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
47 Great Deals out of 2,952 listings starting at $4,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
7 Great Deals out of 694 listings starting at $6,995
Used Lincoln Navigator
6 Great Deals out of 135 listings starting at $5,800
Used Chevrolet Suburban
15 Great Deals out of 443 listings starting at $5,995
Used Ford F-150
182 Great Deals out of 12,357 listings starting at $2,197
Used GMC Yukon
16 Great Deals out of 937 listings starting at $4,100
Used Dodge Durango
44 Great Deals out of 905 listings starting at $5,995

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Ford Expedition For Sale
278 listings starting at $62,500
2019 Ford Expedition For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 102 listings starting at $52,000
2018 Ford Expedition For Sale
38 listings starting at $35,999
2017 Ford Expedition For Sale
34 listings starting at $29,900
2016 Ford Expedition For Sale
19 listings starting at $26,608

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.