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



Tealtaker, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Woodbridge, NJ, August 27, 2014, 09:01

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

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    August 27, 2014, 11:52

    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

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    Tealtaker, August 27, 2014, 12:16

    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.

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