Ignition trouble

Tiny
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1999 Ford F250: Initially, the key would not turn. Starter switch was removed. Tried to start truck with a screwdriver. Truck will turn over, but not start. We think it is something with the security system. Is there a way to bypass this or some other solution? This is a regular key, not one that shows a visible chip.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 11:31 PM

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Tiny
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Is the security light on?

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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Yes, the security light is on and blinking.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:07 AM
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Is there a cylinder your turning or is the ignition cylinder out of it?

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:22 AM
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Also is it a super duty or regular F250?

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:23 AM
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Check out the info I posted says it uses a coded key so wont start with a screwdriver. You will have to replace the ignition cylinder and relearn the new key.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:27 AM
Tiny
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@saturntech9
"Is there a cylinder your turning or is the ignition cylinder out of it?"

The cylinder is out.

"Also is it a super duty or regular F250?"

A regular F250.

Thanks so much for your time!

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:28 AM
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Read above what I posted you need a new cylinder to make it start.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:30 AM
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Ck for fuel pressure and spark

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:43 AM
Tiny
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I think you're right about the cylinder and then the key will have to be re-programed or a new key and new programming?

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:44 AM
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Please read above cadieman they are trying to start it without a key or cylinder the security light is on.I also posted above that this truck uses a coded key to start it so a screwdriver isnt going to start it. So checking fuel pressure is useless at this point. Dont you agree?

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:46 AM
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What I would do is get a new cylinder then the old key I would use to code the new key even some hardware stores can do that. Let me know how it goes.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 12:51 AM
Tiny
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From everything you've said, it sounds like that's exactly what we need to do. The hardware store is a fantastic suggestion and probably a bit less expensive than a locksmith!

I can't thank you enough for your time and all this good information. Really appreciate it and I will pop back in to let you know!

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 1:04 AM
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Your welcome iam here to help people fix there cars and save them money. Please let me know how it comes out I would love to hear how it came out.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 1:07 AM
Tiny
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I have a family emergency and really needed to get the right info to get that truck repaired. You really made a difference for me and I will let you know.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 1:10 AM
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Your welcome thats why iam here to help people in need and share my talents.

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