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My son just changer the plugs started the truck ran fine the

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threw a theft code and...
My son just changer the plugs started the truck ran fine the threw a theft code and started running like crap
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2002 Ford expedition with the 5.4
JA: Are you fixing your Expedition yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Took to a mechanic he say no.1 bank cam not turning says junk MOTER
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: How do you reset theft code and could it be a cam sensor
JA: Have you seen this code before? Have you tried a hard reset?
Customer: No we have not seen this or trade to reset before
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Hi Im David, do you know which codes it threw? (the code numbers)

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago

Hooked it up to a scan code tool

Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

what were the codes?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago

The anti their code when starting headlights flash then go off truck runs but very ruff

Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

i need to know the number of the code

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago

The anti their code when starting headlights flash then go off truck runs but very ruff. He does not remember the code numbers

Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

in order for me to help you will need to have the vehicle scanned again and write the codes down. I dont guess. Guessing doesnt fix vehicles. Data and diagnosis does.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago

P1260

Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

thank you very much. give me a few minutes, thanks

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

The P1260 code can be set if the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) has determined a theft condition existed and the engine is disabled or an engine start was attempted using a non-PATS key. This Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) is a good indicator to check the PATS for DTCs. This DTC can also be set when a new Instrument Cluster (IC), Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is installed without correctly programming either module even if the vehicle is not equipped with PATS.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

unfortunately for this code, the only way to get the PATS system to unset is to have an IDS diagnostic tools to unlock it.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago

Were jumping it now every time it fires the headlights flash and the stops fireing

Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

exactly. thats because the PATS system has it locked out of running. it need to go to a dealer

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago

Ok we figured that and were trying to save some money were not rich to be able to pay that kind of money

Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

i understand, believe me. maybe call around to some shop to see if they have a ford IDS.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago

So you are a ford mechanic and don't know a go around so we can get this on the trailer

Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

is that an insult? there is nothing you can do to keep the vehicle started. thats what ford intended with the PATS system..works pretty good ................

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago

Do you no longer want assistance with your cam timing concern?

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