Just replaced the alternator and belt, now I am getting a P1260 PATS code on 1999 Mercury Sable

Could it be a bad crankshaft sensor causing the P1260 code?

by in Woodbridge, NJ on August 27, 2014
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by , August 27, 2014
No, this is a vehicle theft code. It may be a faulty ignition key. If you have another key, try that one instead. Disconnect the battery and wait about 15 min. then reconnect and try the key. You may have to tow to a dealership and have them reprogram the security portion of the PCM. http://www.thedieselstop.com/faq/9497faq/tsb/tsb/files/010602.pdf
COMMENT by , August 27, 2014
Yes, I tried both keys already and have unhooked the battery for lengthy periods of time. Really just can't figure out what would have caused the PATS to trigger.