How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask James Your Own Question
James, Certified Lincoln Technician
Category: Lincoln
Satisfied Customers: 3628
Experience:  Ford/Lincoln Senior Master Technician
Type Your Lincoln Question Here...
James is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 2001 Lincoln navigator the theft system is on and I

Customer Question

I have a 2001 Lincoln navigator the theft system is on and I cannot get the car to start. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Hello, was there anything in particular that happened r did it just start? Do you have a spare key to try?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have two keys
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
everything else comes on when you try to start it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What should I do
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

If both keys make the theft light flash ffast I would suspect you have a failing PCM power relay. If you have your owners manual and look up the fuses. Under the hood you should see the PCM power relay. You can replace it with one like the blower motor relay and see if this allows the vehicle to start.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there something I can try out by resetting the theft system
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

There isn't a way to actually reset the pats. When you turn the ignition switch on the pats interface reads the code programmed in the key. If the PCM power relay is bad it won't let the key get read and result in a rapid flashing light. For both keys not to work it isn't going to be the keys unless they haven't been programmed. Ford IDS scan tool is what you need to reset PATS or the anti theft.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I found the pcm relay but can't find the motor blower relay
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

If you match the PCM relay to any other relay the same size it will work.