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

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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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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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