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My son just changer the plugs started the truck ran fine the

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My son just changer the plugs started the truck ran fine the threw a theft code and started running like crap
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2002 Ford expedition with the 5.4
JA: Are you fixing your Expedition yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Took to a mechanic he say no.1 bank cam not turning says junk MOTER
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: How do you reset theft code and could it be a cam sensor
JA: Have you seen this code before? Have you tried a hard reset?
Customer: No we have not seen this or trade to reset before
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

Hi Im David, do you know which codes it threw? (the code numbers)

Customer: replied 16 days ago.

Hooked it up to a scan code tool

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

what were the codes?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.

The anti their code when starting headlights flash then go off truck runs but very ruff

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

i need to know the number of the code

Customer: replied 16 days ago.

The anti their code when starting headlights flash then go off truck runs but very ruff. He does not remember the code numbers

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

in order for me to help you will need to have the vehicle scanned again and write the codes down. I dont guess. Guessing doesnt fix vehicles. Data and diagnosis does.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.

P1260

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

thank you very much. give me a few minutes, thanks

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

The P1260 code can be set if the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) has determined a theft condition existed and the engine is disabled or an engine start was attempted using a non-PATS key. This Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) is a good indicator to check the PATS for DTCs. This DTC can also be set when a new Instrument Cluster (IC), Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is installed without correctly programming either module even if the vehicle is not equipped with PATS.

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

unfortunately for this code, the only way to get the PATS system to unset is to have an IDS diagnostic tools to unlock it.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.

Were jumping it now every time it fires the headlights flash and the stops fireing

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

exactly. thats because the PATS system has it locked out of running. it need to go to a dealer

Customer: replied 16 days ago.

Ok we figured that and were trying to save some money were not rich to be able to pay that kind of money

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

i understand, believe me. maybe call around to some shop to see if they have a ford IDS.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.

So you are a ford mechanic and don't know a go around so we can get this on the trailer

Expert:  david craig replied 16 days ago.

is that an insult? there is nothing you can do to keep the vehicle started. thats what ford intended with the PATS system..works pretty good ................

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 14 days ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Would you like my help?

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 days ago.

Do you no longer want assistance with your cam timing concern?