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Old May 1st, 2007, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default need help TEFT light flashing sport trac won't run

Pretty much what it says its a 02 sport trac the theft light is blinking and vechicle won't start it seems like it's not getting fuel. Does any one know how to reset it? Please help
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Old May 1st, 2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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You mean the theft light on the instrument panel? do you have a key fob?

Try setting the alarm off witht he keyfob, then turning it back off.
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probably have some issue with the GEM module/ignition switch if the things Bones stated don't work - try using a different key if you have one....IIRC the key's have a resistive value in them that can change with won't allow the truck to start
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^^
what he said. It sounds like your key is bad or the tranciever around the ignition cylinder is shot.
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What it says is that the "TEFT light" is flashing. WTF is a TEFT light?
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Use the key to unlock the door lock.
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disconnect and reconnect battery?
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I think he got this figured out (read it on pirate). I think the problem was a bad chip in the key.... tried the spare key and it started, or something like that.
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probably have some issue with the GEM module/ignition switch if the things Bones stated don't work - try using a different key if you have one....IIRC the key's have a resistive value in them that can change with won't allow the truck to start
Resistive values are old school GM stuff. they don't use them anymore.
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Resistive values are old school GM stuff. they don't use them anymore.
Nope, fords key's still have a resistive pellet inside the keys, the black portion - doesn't work nearly the same way as the pass key crap
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My neighbor had the same problem. his ended up being a dead battery, so try taking a good battery from another car and putting it in it.
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Nope, fords key's still have a resistive pellet inside the keys, the black portion - doesn't work nearly the same way as the pass key crap
No, there is a transceiver type coil in the cylinder and it communicates with the key. There is no physical connection to the chip in the key. PATS is not a resistive based system.

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