Lincoln Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
The problem may be the PATS key for the vehicle. If you have another key to the vehicle, try to start it with the other key. You may also want to get a code reader and see if there are any codes in the engine computer. It will point us in the correct direction to repair your problem.
The PATS module has to see the chip in the key to allow the vehicle to start. It tells the ECU that the proper programmed key is in the ignition and the ECU turns the fuel pump on. It cannot be bypassed.
Yes. The connection point is under the dash. The connector will be located under the drivers side of the dash. Below is a link for a picture of the connector. It is C251 DCL Connector in the diagram.
C251 DCL CONNECTOR