1999 Ford Ranger That Won’t Turn Over, Maybe The Security System I Need A Truck Bad10 Points To Solution.

Posted in Ignition Systems | Asked on Jan 14, 2011

Hi I have a 1999 Ford Ranger. It will crank but not turn over.

It has the original key, computer, sensors are good, computers are good (all the electronic modules were checked by a professional), I know the fuel pump works as it whirs when you turn the key, starter runs well, checked all fuses and relays, battery is good.

When I turn the ignition to ON the lights come on and everything is normal. I go to crank it and it sounds great when cranking BUT JUST WON’T START ><

A mechanic told me that the security system can cause this problem. The radio has been taken out by the previous owner. Is there a theft light anywhere? If so, is it supposed to be in the radio or in the cluster?

Please help with this, it’s my only ride at the moment. A SURE 10 points to whoever can help me figure this out.
Thanks.
I will gladly add any details that yall need to know in order to figure this out.

There are 5 Answers for "1999 Ford Ranger That Won’t Turn Over, Maybe The Security System I Need A Truck Bad10 Points To Solution."

  1. Jacob says:

    I know on a car I worked on I had to take the key and lock it and then unlock it 2 times…
    you can try that I don’t no if it will work or not..

  2. Marty says:

    http://iuthuk.notlong.com ^(http://www.carparts21.com/goto/http://iuthuk.notlong.com)

    For the life of me, I can’t find a service manual for the 1999 model,

    However, the link above is for the 2001 model year. sometimes they do keep some of the security systems from previous year’s. You never know. Is it worth the 15 bucks?

    Best of luck to you.

  3. Strykertech says:

    It is not the security IE Pats key etc. That key will not let the starter engage. It does not let it turn over and not start. Is there an check engine light on? if so read it and go from there.

  4. Waytootiny says:

    What you mean to say is it “turns over but it wont start”. Cranking=Turning over. It does sound like an ignition interlock issue. You may want to try resetting the security feature. This is outlined in the owners manual. It usually involves cycling the ignition key on wait 30 sec then off then on again but i’m not sure about that. Give it a try

  5. Michael says:

    It might be the PATS security system. It appears that immobilizes the vehicle by disabling the fuel injectors. Many owners report lights flashing, or at least a relay clicking repeatedly, when the security system is unhappy but I doubt that is always true. It appears if the injectors never get voltage (perhaps you can watch the voltage across an injector connector while the engine is cranked) the security system is the most likely culprit. An automotive locksmith or the dealer is required to get it going again.

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