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Old 04-26-2009
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Ok so im new i know this but i have been lurking sround the site for a bit now. I have never had a problem with my 99 With a 3.0. That is until yesterday.... I went to Subway to refresh my chunk, walked outside got in my truck hit the ignition and click..... click..... click..... WTF I figured it was a loose terminal or battery. Had my brother take me to get a new battery (terminals looked great). New battery and still click..... ugh. So i called one of my mechanic buddies and he was asking about the Theft light on the dash. And I noticed it would blink rapidly while trying to turn the key. He said call a locksmith and they can reprogram the whole system. So i did to the tune of 130.00 !!!! And now it works fine what causes this to happen i have seen a few threads with this problem but no answer. I dont really feel like shelling another 130.00 out.
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Battery dieing in the key ?
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I've seen it happen before and it is just that the computer for whatever reason "forgets" your keys and refuses to start the vehicle. FYI $130 is cheap. Around my parts that is more like a $300 fix. Glad I don't do automotive anymore, way too many headaches. Also, our keys do not have a battery in them. The transponder in the truck emits a frequency and excites a chip in your key pulling a specific electrical resistance through the key. Get the right resistance and key cuts and your car starts.
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I have figured out that 130 isnt bad lol. But no one knows why this happens??? 130 or 300 it still sucks haha. But thanks anyway.
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