Okay now I understand what youre sayin but I just did the strategy tune on it..yes the preloaded ones are for the cobra but an unmarried unlocked tuner shouldnt have done this to my car
I wouldn't go as far as to say it shouldn't have done this. Ford has used a variety of PATS systems over the years. 96-97s used one system, 98s used another, and 99-04s used yet another. I'm no tuner nor electronics expert, but if there is anything written into a tune to keep changes to the ecu from setting off PATS then I imagine uploading a tune from the wrong year/ecu code/pats type would cause quite a problem.
Also, I grabbed this off another forum, it might be of some help or at least give you a little more info on PATS.
PATS will disable a vehicle under the following conditions:
Damaged encoded PATS key
Non-encoded key (key has no electronics)
Wiring problem to PATS Control or transceiver
SCP Communication network concern
PATS Control module concern
Rapidly flashing theft indicator with ignition on
Start and stall, within 1 second
Crank, no start
If theft Indicator turns on with the ignition and runs through it's 2-3 second provout, the PATS system is operating normally.
If the vehicle runs for more than 1 second, then stalls, it is not a PATS issue. PATS cannot cause a running vehicle to stall.
Alarm goes off - PATS is completely independent from the perimeter alarm system.
Remote Keyless Entry - PATS is completely independent from the RKE system.
No-crank on a PTS vehicle without starter disable. Check the vehicle list for the presence of starter interrupt.
Always verify that there are no aftermarket devices causing interference, such as alarms, remote starters or other devices utilizing transponders. Devices that power up the PCM without powering up the PATS Control module can experience no-start concerns.
Items such as foil stickers, brass key tags, other PATS keys, other transponders used to purchase gasoline or other metallic objects can cause interference with the PATS key.
Make sure you have all of the customer's keys when doing reprogramming or diagnosis.
Erasing and reprogramming ignition keys does not cure any known intermittent PATS no-start issues. Do not reprogram keys if a fault cannot be identified.
When replacing ignition keys, make sure the customer throws out all old keys.
Reprogramming the PCM does not have any impact on PATS operation.
Disconnect battery cables when replacing the PATS modules, (ICM, VIC, HEC, SCIL, or PCM)
If the engine does not crank on vehicles that have PATS providing a ground to the starter relay, verify the PATS output to the starter relay.
If the PCM has a P1260, look for additional codes in the PATS control module.
Systems B, C and E have an anti-scan function. If you attempt to start the vehicle with an unprogrammed key, the theft indicator will flash rapidly and the vehicle will not start. Leave the key in the RUN position for 30 seconds for the anti-scan feature to time out. The vehicle will fail to start during this 30-second time period even if a correctly programmed key is used.
Some aftermarket audio equipment have been found to keep the run/start circuit active for over 5 seconds past ignition off. This can prevent pats from properly reading ignition keys during key programming. Remove or disable this aftermarket equipment if problems with any key programming sequence occur.
Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)
B1213 - Less than 2 keys programmed into the PATS control. If this is the only code, then cycle another key in the ignition. If not, service other codes first.
B1232 - Replace transceiver, antenna damaged.
B2103 - Replace transceiver, antenna damaged.
B1342 - PCM defective, memory failure in PCM. (System E only) B1600
No PATS key read by the PATS control module. Could be caused by damaged key, PATS transceiver, PATS control, or circuits between transceiver and control.
B1601 - Unprogrammed PATS key (key format OK, just not programmed) Leave ignition on for 30 seconds before programming key to let anti-scan time out. Follow spare key programming procedure.
B1602 - Partial key read of PATS key, probably key issue (not approved key), possible transceiver issue, possible remote starter issue. Metal, other PATS keys or gasoline purchase transponder on keychain can cause interference.
B1681 - Transceiver module signal not received by PATS control. Tranciever not connected/defective, or wiring problem between transceiver and PATS Control module
B2139 - PCM_ID does not match between PCM and PATS control (PATS/ICM/VIC/HEC/SCIL), Reinitialization required, probable cause is replaced PCM (Systems B, C only)
B2141 - Non-Volatile Memory configuration failure - no PCM_ID stored in PATS. Reinitialization required, probable cause is replaced PATS Control (Systems B, C only)
B2431 - Key program failure (defective key or transceiver) System E only
P1260 - PCM disabled vehicle – will not start. Retrieve codes from PATS.
U1147 - SCP network problem between PCM and PATS, incorrect PCM calibration (Systems B, C only). PATS key, transceiver or transceiver circuit cannot cause this code. Should be accompanied by P1260 stored in PCM. If no P1260 in PCM, PATS module may be being powered up before PCM resulting in a communication failure.
U1262 - SCP network problem between PCM and PATS, no messages received from PCM. PCM is not powered up or wiring issue with SCP circuits (Bus+, Bus-). This is only a PATS fault if the Theft Indicator is flashing
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