2001 Ford Mustang battery replaced

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD MUSTANG
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 25,000 MILES
Just replaced the battery. Don't drive the car much so don't know how long it was dead, but doors wouldn't unlock with key FOB and interiors lights would not light. Anyway, now engine tunrs over endlessly, but appears that either there is no spark or no fuel. My mechanic says there is a 'relearn' procedure but Ford must perform it. Ford wants a minimum of $100 to even begin diagnosis. Any ideas?
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 4:35 PM

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Tiny
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Is it security system and key that need to be reprogrammed?
And if so your local locksmith should be able to help for about 1/2 the price
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 5:23 PM
Tiny
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I don't know. All we were told was that a 'relearn' procedure was involved. We have a Dodge Caravan and about once every 6 months the door locks stop working and we are told we have to pay for a 'software' upgrade of the on board computer. I was thinking this 'relearn'' procedure might be similar. The car appears to recognize the key (THEFT light stops blinking as its supposed to when key is inserted into ignition). I pulled some of the fuses (one a time) to see if that might reset the computer, but didnt see any positive result.
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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Flash Electronically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM) is contained in an Integrated Circuit (IC) inside of Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The EEPROM contains the vehicle strategy and any calibration information specific to vehicle. The IC is reprogrammable and at times it may become necessary to reprogram or reflash the entire contents. This is usually due to an after production strategy change or the Flash Vehicle Identification (VID) Block has been previously reprogrammed and has reached its limit. The VID block can be tailored to accommodate various hardware changes made since vehicle production. This procedure can only be performed using Ford's Service Bay Technical System (SBTS) or equivalent.
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 7:24 PM

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