Anti theft system reset

Tiny
QUICKERR
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  • 2000 FORD RANGER
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 155,000 MILES
Truck was turning over but not firing or getting fuel. Assumed it was anti theft. Tried a reset trick, now it will not crank. Also, anti theft light is blinking fast. Let me add. The anti theft light was flashing fast before trying anything.
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 6:39 PM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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I do not know what "reset trick" you tried, but there is no such thing for a Ford vehicle. The PATS system uses a transponder key to enable the fuel system. You will need a dealer level scan tool to access the PATS system to retrieve any stored trouble codes for a starting point. If you have a second key, try that first.
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
QUICKERR
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I do not have a second key. The "trick" was door open, ignition on, disconnect and reconnect the battery. Something I saw online. So, that is the only option? Is it possible that certain shops may have the scan tool? Or dealer only?
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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 AT 3:46 AM
Tiny
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Yes, many Independents may have the equipment, but it has to be capable of accessing the manufacturer side of Body functions.
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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 AT 4:26 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Hey QUICKERR,

I would look at all if the fuses and test the starter relay, here are a couple guides and a diagram to hep you do some testing and get the problem fixed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Please run some tests and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Best, Ken
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Friday, March 3rd, 2017 AT 5:37 PM

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