PATS/WEAK BATTERY

  • Tiny
  • revroadrnr1
  • 2004 Ford Freestyle
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 102,000 miles

Will a weak battery affect the PATS on my 2004 Freestar?

Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 2:58 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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A weak battery can affect anything that is electrical.

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 3:02 PM
  • Tiny
  • revroadrnr1
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If I go out to start the car the pats light flashes fast. If I sit there with the key in the ignition in the run position for about 1 minute the light stops flashing. Then if I turn the key off and back on again the car will start. I was told I have a weak battery, but even in the coldest weather so far there has been no hesitation when it actually fires over.

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 3:06 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Based on what the system does when you turn the key on, it doesn't sound like a battery issue.

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 7:41 PM
  • Tiny
  • revroadrnr1
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Yep, I kinda figured that so I had it towed in and they are gonna check it out and let me know what's going on. Something went wrong with the passive anti-theft system. Thanks for your help. I'll let you know what they say and what it costs, lol

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 9:18 PM

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