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98 CV. 180k. Starts and runs. Let idle till warm, engine

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98 CV. 180k. Starts and runs. Let idle till warm, engine stalls. Scan for codes, P1000 (should not have, system ready along time ago)
P1260 theft detected. Key off for several minutes and will restart. Let idle again, will stall but will restart immediately.
Have only one of the two keys when I bought car in 2001. It's an approved key.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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  1. If you drive it instead of idle it, will it remain running?
  2. Any aftermarket electronics on the vehicle?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will have same condition if driven. No aftermarket additions.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** system can not shut down the vehicle once already running, so thats not the cause for the stalling. Do you have the ability to monitor the fuel pressure when it stalls and will not start, to see if there is a pump or relay issue we need to address.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I clear out the P1260 I didn't restart the car and allow it to run until it stalls. The P1260 code will again be stored. So it appears that somehow it is shutting the car down after it is running in generating the attempted theft code again after it is running.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

I can only find 2 tech reports of a car that can start with a 1260 code and both state to replace the PCM. Would you like the Ford diag steps for this code?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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