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

(2001 Ford Taurus)
in San Antonio, TX on December 26, 2012
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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on December 27, 2012
You have a PATS(passive anti theft system) issue. Have the car scanned with a full enhanced scanner, not a generic code reader.
on December 27, 2012
Thanks so much, on my way to the dealer.
on December 27, 2012
The dealer is not the only place to take. Use RepairPal to find a qualified shop.
of Greg's Orange Auto on December 27, 2012
get a diag from a good shop and be done
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