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Old 12-07-2014, 12:00 PM   #36
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happened in my 2004 it ended up being the sctbank 4 eliminator chip from bama i would have to hit the computer by the passengers right foot to get mine to start and it would go crazy lock up and turn off flash the theft light i would hit her again and she would fire up again. got tired of doing that removed the chip and no more problems.

Haha what made you think to start hitting stuff. I mean apparently it worked for yah


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Old 12-10-2014, 10:56 PM   #37
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Couldnt tell you man it came with the car when I bought it and it doesn't have a chip in it

Only how the car will start without a chip is if the PATS is disabled, when u switch the ignition on the transponder receiver looks for the chip in the key and if it dont get it then it will trigger the system and the car wont start, so either ur key has a chip in it and u just dont know it or ur computer has a tune file programmed in it with the pats disabled


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Old 12-11-2014, 05:52 PM   #38
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some how it was effecting my ecu causing it to think it had a different computer saying it wasnt for that car but it was it ended up being a corrupted chip but wasnt like that when i bought it so it must of shorted out some how and the way i found out was my wheel locked up while driving and i had to pull over i tried shaking my steering wheel shaking my wires from my aftermarket alarm till finaly my freind started hiting stuff in my car and it started when he kicked the plastic by his foot ... from then on i knew it was something there so i would literaly drive around with a crowbar on my side for when it acted up and turned off when i was driving i would just give her a llittle hit and she would fire right back up. if not she would flash theft and only turnover but no start. got pissed took the chip out bama refunded me and i got my lovers for my new stang.
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So im not sure if this is related, but the other day a car charger piece got broken off in the charger port. I asked my boyfriend if the terminals needed to be unhooked from the battery and he didn't think it was an issues, so we tried to remove the piece out of the port and sparks flew and thankfully I didn't get electrocuted. So after that we unhooked the battery and unclipped the cigarette lighter and tried to remove the piece and couldn't get it out. So we plugged the cigarette lighter back up and the battery, then tried to start the car and our lights in the cab came on and then we went to crank it and we heard a click... so my boyfriend hopped out and played with the terminal because our terminal doesn't fit perfectly and we thought it may have came loose. He then pushed the terminal back down and I turned the key and we had lights in the cab again so he hopped in pushed on the gas and it cranked right up. ONLY problem is now any time we turn the car off and let it sit for a little bit, it does the same thing and we have to pop the hood and play with the terminal. But if we drove it and turned it off and then cranked it back up again it would run. Any ideas of what could have happened with the spark? We tested our battery and the battery is fine. A guy at OReilly's said it might be the fuses or fuel pump.. also we asked him about getting a better battery then the standard battery because we are adding MACH speakers in and we noticed any time we charge something in the car, it seems to make the car run rough or bogg it down. So we thought we needed a higher powered battery, and the guy said all the other batteries except the standard wont fit because they are too tall. But cant you get a battery tray from like a F150 and put it in and it would give you more room for a bigger battery? Please help, any info would be lovely. 1998 V6 base.
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Thought it may have to deal with the theft situation and causing the computer to shut off everything until we unhook and rehook the battery
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So im not sure if this is related, but the other day a car charger piece got broken off in the charger port. I asked my boyfriend if the terminals needed to be unhooked from the battery and he didn't think it was an issues, so we tried to remove the piece out of the port and sparks flew and thankfully I didn't get electrocuted. So after that we unhooked the battery and unclipped the cigarette lighter and tried to remove the piece and couldn't get it out. So we plugged the cigarette lighter back up and the battery, then tried to start the car and our lights in the cab came on and then we went to crank it and we heard a click... so my boyfriend hopped out and played with the terminal because our terminal doesn't fit perfectly and we thought it may have came loose. He then pushed the terminal back down and I turned the key and we had lights in the cab again so he hopped in pushed on the gas and it cranked right up. ONLY problem is now any time we turn the car off and let it sit for a little bit, it does the same thing and we have to pop the hood and play with the terminal. But if we drove it and turned it off and then cranked it back up again it would run. Any ideas of what could have happened with the spark? We tested our battery and the battery is fine. A guy at OReilly's said it might be the fuses or fuel pump.. also we asked him about getting a better battery then the standard battery because we are adding MACH speakers in and we noticed any time we charge something in the car, it seems to make the car run rough or bogg it down. So we thought we needed a higher powered battery, and the guy said all the other batteries except the standard wont fit because they are too tall. But cant you get a battery tray from like a F150 and put it in and it would give you more room for a bigger battery? Please help, any info would be lovely. 1998 V6 base.
You guys are on the right track. One of the grounds is loose and not making good contact. When that happens the engine eill gove that one loud click and wint turn over. Start by making sure that the ground on the battery is tight with no play in it. You may need to go out and buy a new terminal to get it to fit properly.
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We will pick up new terminals and get back to you to let you know if it fixed the problem. thanks!
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Just seemed to stop happening so im not sure what the issue was. Never needed to pick up new terminals.
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I had a security light one time when I would lock the car with the key but the unlock button would not work on the key fob, only until then I fixed the unlock button on the key fob would the security light go away
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PATS sucks. Terrible system.
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