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Old 11-25-2012, 10:55 AM
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truck dying then wont start

this is my fathers truck, i will relay the info as best i can.

started the truck up this morning and while it was warming up in the drive way it just died with no warning. just as if you had turned the key off. tried to start it again, would only turn over and not fire. shortly after the theft light came on and stayed on. still truck would not start. once the theft light finally went off the truck started again. but once again it ran for a bit then just died with out warning. it keeps repeating like this and we can't find a rhyme or reason to it.

oh and it's a 2000 7.3 excursion 4x4.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:00 AM
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Sounds like a PATS issue
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:10 AM
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oh and he has an aftermarket alarm, it was put in at the dealership when bought back in 2000.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:13 AM
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I'd say the alarm is messing with the PATS system
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:29 AM
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ok so how would we go about fixing that? or at least diagnosing it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:34 AM
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Take it back to Ford and have them check the PATS system. If it checks out, the disconnect alarm box.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:39 AM
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it wont make it to the dealership, and towing it an hour and a half is not an option.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:43 AM
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Have fun then. You can try disconnecting the box they installed but without a wiring diagram and it's not gonna be easy.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:42 AM
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You could go the cheap route and try the camshaft position sensor... Keep one in the glovebox anyways.
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