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2001 Ford Taurus Question: Why does2001 Taurus start but then it sputters & the anti-theft light come on?

 

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Tommye, San Antonio, TX, December 26, 2012, 20:17
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It then runs. Tonight it did not make a sound when I tried to start it, but then a few minutes later, started.

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    PARTS GUY December 27, 2012, 05:05
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    You have a PATS(passive anti theft system) issue. Have the car scanned with a full enhanced scanner, not a generic code reader.

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    Tommye, December 27, 2012, 05:27
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    Thanks so much, on my way to the dealer.

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    PARTS GUY, December 27, 2012, 05:47
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    The dealer is not the only place to take. Use RepairPal to find a qualified shop.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 27, 2012, 06:28
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    get a diag from a good shop and be done

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