Bare with me here guys...
I haven an 02 GT that started to randomly shut off when driving. This started to happen late September. I parked it for a bit through the winter time since I didnt want to deal with it. Well I sent it to a mechanic that just adjusted the iac/tb to have the rpm set at 900 rpm at idle. This fixed the random shutting off issue for about a month.
Then it started to do it again so i bought a new motorcraft IAC and installed that but the issue remained. So i took it back to the mechanic and he has had it for about a week and said he can't find what the issue is with it. So he called someone who specializes in electrical stuff and ''supposedly'' it is an issue with the anti-theft. He re-flashed the anti-theft system and said the car is ready and guarantees the car will not shut down anymore.
The main symptoms of the car would be randomly losing all power while driving (not just when coming to a stop). All the gauges would die and the battery icon would light up along with other icons. Loss of power brakes and steering
- More often than not the car would start right back up. The last time it did it the car wouldn't start. It will fire up and then die immediately.
The car does not throw any codes, can this be an issue with the anti-theft? I seriously doubt it but I am not an expert. How about a fuel pump issue?
The car will also get a new head gasket and valve seals done since it shoots white smoke through the exhaust when I have the a/c on and I idle it for a few minutes and take off. He told me that the random shutting off was a whole different problem but it would be a good idea to take care of this issue as well.
Anyone that has been down this road before? I am getting the car in a few minutes to see what's up with it, but taking it back in a couple of weeks for the gasket job.