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Old 06-20-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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question about "PATS"

hey tom, i am going to be swaping my auto to manual tranny and i was told that car will not run without having the PATS reprogrammed after swap what is it and how do i go about it, and is it true.


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Old 06-20-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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If you change your ECU to a Manual than you will have to get the PATS in the keys changes and reset for that ECU

Any time the ECU is changed if lets say from a JFA8 code to another JFA8 code the keys and PATS will have to be reset

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Old 06-20-2005, 05:27 PM   #3
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ok thanks, do i have to go to the dealer for this?
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Yes they are the only one that can do that

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ok thanks tom very helpful
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what does PATS stand for?
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Passive Anti Theft System

it basically keeps your fuel pump from running unless the PCM sees the proper radio signal from the key
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WAY , WAY , WAY , more than that , it can cause ----- to come up on the dash and keep it from even trying to spin the engine ,It shuts down the ECU , fuel pump , starter , and on and on

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true, true, but it also depends on what car it is. I haven't had an opportunity to reprogram any PATS keys on focuses yet, but I know on the expeditions and explorers, the starter will still crank, but the fuel pump won't turn on.
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I was covering the Focus , But you are correct Diff cars respond to Diff things with the PATS

There is also a Diff if the PATS is set or we are talking a key that is not coded or has lost its coding

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