Ford

Have Ford Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Ford

pats code 16 what does it mean

Customer Question
2000 mustang wouldn't start this...
2000 mustang wouldn't start this morning, no spark. Theft keeps flashing fast then flashes the code 1 - 6.
Same key I always use, no changes.
Submitted: 11 years ago.Category: Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
10/30/2006
Ford Mechanic: Lurch, Ford Cert. replied 11 years ago
Lurch
Lurch, Ford Cert.
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 21,153
Experience: Ford Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years
Verified
Does your car have any Aftermarket Equipment Installed ? ( remote Start, Alarm, Stereo, AMP, etc. )
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 11 years ago
Reply to Lurch's Post: All stock and has stock remote key fob.
Ford Mechanic: Lurch, Ford Cert. replied 11 years ago

If you Only have 1 Ignition Key, you may need to have the Car towed to Ford to have a Factory Original Key made & Programmed into the PATS / Computer. The Key /s you have may not be the ORIGINAL Ford Key & may be Duplicate/s which will cause same problem.

Here is Diagnosis Chart. You may need Scanner to complete some of the Diagnosis.
You also may be money ahead to have the Ford Service Scan & Program your Key/s, or a New Key, as the Factory Original.

NOTE:

THE ONLY FORD QUALIFIED PATS KEYS ARE THOSE MANUFACTURED BY: FORD ROTUNDA, ILCO, STRATTEC, HUF, AND VALEO. OTHER AFTERMARKET KEYS ARE NOT FORD QUALIFIED AND CAN CAUSE PATS ISSUES.

NOTE:

DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1260 IN THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) IS A DIRECTION TO RETRIEVE FAULT CODES FROM PATS. RETRIEVE FAULT CODES FROM THE APPROPRIATE PATS FUNCTION (PATS/HEC/VIC/ICM/SCIL) AND FOLLOW THOSE PINPOINT PROCEDURES BEFORE ANY FURTHER PCM DIAGNOSIS.

NOTE:

ERASING AND REPROGRAMMING THE CUSTOMER'S IGNITION KEYS DOES NOT CURE ANY KNOWN INTERMITTENT PATS NO START ISSUE. DO NOT SIMPLY REPROGRAM IGNITION KEYS IF A FAULT CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED.

NOTE:

VEHICLES WITH PATS TYPE A, B, OR C SEND AN ENABLE MESSAGE TO THE PCM IF THE PROPER CONDITIONS ARE MET. THE PCM THEN ALLOWS FUEL INJECTOR AND FUEL PUMP OPERATION. THE PROPER CONDITIONS ARE: 1) A VALID KEY READ FOR PATS TYPES A, B, AND C, AND 2) PROPER PATS-PCM INITIALIZATION FOR PATS TYPES B AND C. REFER TO CHART FOR DETAILS ON THE REQUIRED INITIALIZATION.

NOTE:

SOME VEHICLES WITH PATS TYPE B OR C MAY INCLUDE A STARTER INTERRUPT (SI). THESE VEHICLES DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE TO EXHIBIT A NO CRANK SITUATION TO CONSTITUTE A PATS RELATED NO START.

NOTE:

CHECK FOR A REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER AND REMOVE ANY SUCH EQUIPMENT FROM THE VEHICLE BEFORE CONTINUING DIAGNOSIS.

NOTE:

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 11 years ago
Reply to Lurch's Post: That is general information on what can be done and what to look for when there is a problem with the PATS system. I wanted to know what exactly the PATS code is for 1 - 6 flashes of the 'theft' indicator.

I was hoping that might lead to what caused this problem.
Ford Mechanic: Lurch, Ford Cert. replied 11 years ago

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

The Theft Light does Not Flash any Codes

The Pats Ring is Not identifiying your Ignition Transponder in the Key.........

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 11 years ago
Reply to Lurch's Post: So it is flashing:
1 pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 long pause, 1 pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 long pause, 1 pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 short pause 1 long pause

Over and over because it wants me to think there is a code so I'll ask here and transfer money here only to find out that it's not a code.
Those Ford engineers are really forward thinking, they must all be working here!
Ford Mechanic: Lurch, Ford Cert. replied 11 years ago

If it is the Theft Light Flashing, It does Not Flash a Code.........It is the PATS System that sets up the Flashing & means nothing for Repair or Service.

You should have the Vehicle Scaned with the DRB Scanner for DTC's regardless if the Vehicle Starts or when you have it Repaired.

 

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ask Lurch Your Own Question
Lurch
Lurch
Lurch, Ford Cert.
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 21,153
21,153 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Ford Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

Lurch is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

24,320 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

28,139 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,380 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
I have changed my starter, starter switch and solenoid on
I have changed my starter, starter switch and solenoid on fender. I have been looking at shat I have done already to make sure it is done properly. The question I have is on the solenoid on the fender… read more
A. Penland
A. Penland
Ford Senior Master Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
6,690 satisfied customers
I need to replace a fuel injector (#5) on a 1990 Ford F-250,
I need to replace a fuel injector (#5) on a 1990 Ford F-250, 7.3 litter diesel. I messed the male threads as part of a reinstall on an rebuilt injector pump.… read more
Tim\u0027s Auto Repair
Tim\u0027s Auto Repair
Mechanic
High School or GED
14,548 satisfied customers
No power to starter solenoid/ starter. Starter & solenoid
No power to starter solenoid/ starter. Starter & solenoid are new. Starter relay switch is good, battery is good. 50 amp starter fuse is good … read more
Amedee
Amedee
Automotive Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
18,515 satisfied customers
Turn the key and no starter noise or click. Battery is not
turn the key and no starter noise or click. Battery is not dead took it our charged but was not dead … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,396 satisfied customers
It's not getting anything to the starter. None. 2000 Ford
It's not getting anything to the starter JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones? Customer: None JA: What is the model/year of your Ford? Customer: 2000 Fo… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
My starter won't disengage even after the battery AND
My starter won't disengage even after the battery AND solenoid have been unhooked. There is a spot on my ground strap that has been burned and is only half the width it was when I bought it (like it w… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
Remote car starter question I have a remote starter — OMEGA
remote car starter questionI have a remote starter — OMEGA is the brand serial number RS-330-eI dont know how many times and if there are any pauses in the routine for starting the car.It doesnt work … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
17,399 satisfied customers
I am having the same fuel injector curse it looks like many
I am having the same fuel injector curse it looks like many others have had. Truck is a 1990 F250 with a 7.5L/460. I have spark and compression and have set timing. I have check all grounds that I can… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
New starter new battery starter won't turn over. Rapid. 95
Yes starter good battery good ignition switch good … read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
5,818 satisfied customers
How can I find the fuel injectors on my Mercury Grand
How can I find the fuel injectors on my Mercury Grand Marquee 2001? Can I clean the injectors myself? Or must I spend 300 dollars plus at the Ford Garage Service Center. William Hayward… read more
Fordster
Fordster
Mastertech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,650 satisfied customers
Remote starter stopped working. Oem starter of ford. Code is
Remote starter stopped working. Oem starter of ford. Code is B1600. It attempts to start but anti theft or PATS or key signal prevents it… read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
5,818 satisfied customers
Good battery new starter still seem that starter will not
good battery new starter still seem that starter will not ingage … read more
EricFromCT
EricFromCT
Auto Technician
3,939 satisfied customers
No power is going to the fuel Injector in my 2008 Ford
No power is going to the fuel Injector in my 2008 Ford Fusion … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,410 satisfied customers
I think my fuel injectors are leaking gas after I installed
I think my fuel injectors are leaking gas after I installed a new coil. And I don't think the coil is set firmly on spark plugs...how can I correct?… read more
6Bucs
6Bucs
Senior Master Tech
Associate Degree
972 satisfied customers
I was changing my spark plugs and unhooked my fuel injector
i was changing my spark plugs and unhooked my fuel injector sencer and loosen the bolts also then alittle gas came out then i put every thing back together and started it and gas was spraying every wa… read more
Mike S.
Mike S.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,532 satisfied customers
P0272, fuel injector 4 is bad and code p2284. icp sensor.
p0272, fuel injector 4 is bad and code p2284. icp sensor. Trying to figure all this out. problem is it runs like crap when cold. after 10 minutes or so it runs better. Ford put revx in it 2 years ago … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,498 satisfied customers
Does Ford recommend replacing all fuel injectors when an
Does Ford recommend replacing all fuel injectors when an engine is overhauled/replaced? If so, where? … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,396 satisfied customers
It needs fuel injectors replaces and lines cleaned, as well
it needs fuel injectors replaces and lines cleaned, as well as intake redone … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,817 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x