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F250 no crank. Battery ok security lock flashing in cluster

Customer Question

F250 no crank. Battery ok security lock flashing in cluster fuses ok
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: No battery leaks.voltage 12.6
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: Ford F-250 4/4
JA: What year is your '12 F250?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes checked fuses and looked for defective wiring
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 month ago.

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

Can I start by getting your VIN?

Thank you!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
1ftsx21588ed36973
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that information. Have you tried another ignition key?

You might just have a bad key.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I only have one key
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 month ago.

Ok, no problem.

Provided the ignition key is OK, then the problem is likley to be a bad PATS transiever (ring around key) or a wiring issue to the PATS security system. However, it is possible that the key itself may just be at fault.

You can get it scanned for codes and there will likley be a code stored in the computer related to the security system which will lead you in the right direction. We usually see a bad key or PATS transiever causing this problem.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Scan the key or the truck??
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 month ago.

The computer on board the truck

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thanks what does ring around the key mean??
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 month ago.

The ring around the lock cylinder on the steering column is the PATS transiever which could be bad causing this no crank condition.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 month ago.

It is number 6 in the picture.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 1 month ago.

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