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I put a motor and computer from 2004 ford 4.0 ranger into a

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I put a motor and computer from 2004 ford 4.0 ranger into a jeep and i would like the pats taking out . i do not need it
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: do not know mile i think it is over 100000 and it is a 5 speed manual
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes i am a truck teck for over 25 yeas do not have pats key i am using jeep ign. switch to run . truck will not start
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: just that i do not need pats in computer
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, you cannot eliminate the PATS system it is integral to the instrument cluster and PCM of the ranger. You could mout the key transceiver and key behind the dash for that section to work, but you would need all the wiring and instrument cluster conected with the computer network of the Ford PCM for the system to work. No way around it.

Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

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Use a Ford PATS Bypass Module and install it. That is about the only way around it. The system is wired into the PCM.

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Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

The only other option which I have seen this done with was by a tuner shop that does their own programming. They can flash the PCM and remove the PATS info from the PCM. That is the only other option you have with this.

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