2004 Ford Explorer Will not start

Tiny
RHONDAMCCORMICK1984
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2004 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Automatic

I have a 2004 ford explorer xlt, V6 4.0 engine that will not start. I have a brand new battery and alternator. Both were taken to autozone to be tested. I was told it could be transponder key, I had a locksmith try and reprogram the key and it still would not start. I have had the fuses checked and none seem to be bad. When the key is put in the ignition they red light blinks red really fast, and when the car is turned I hear like a clicking noise. A friend who is a mechanic tried jump starting by hitting the starter but the car would sound like it was going to start but would not catch. If someone could please direct me in the best possible direction so I can save on tows or other possible waste of money, I would appreciate it. Thank you.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:00 PM

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Tiny
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When key in , is the red light that blinking security light and if so need to check for codes

B and P codes have to see what is tripping the alarm
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:14 PM
Tiny
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Yes it is the security light that is blinking, How do I check the codes?
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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You need to have a scanner

also try and disconnect the battery negative side for a few min and then reconnect

remove steering wheel cover and check wiring

if doesn't work have to have scanner to check the system
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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Ok, thanks. I have tried disconnecting the battery and reconnecting and no difference.
But I will try other suggestions.
Where do I go about having someone use a scanner? Mechanic shop or is there other options?
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
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Most local shop should have the correct scanner to communicate and check for trouble codes

good luck
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Thank you, Im sure Ill need it!
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:28 PM

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