Search Auto-Repair-Questions

Saturday, April 05, 2014

99 Ford Explorer will Not Start code p1260

Vehicle
1999, Ford Explorer, 4.0L
 
Title
P1260, Anti-Theft On, No Start, Driver’s Door Handle Inoperative, Replaced Driver’s Door Handle

ComplaintThe customer states the vehicle will not start, the check engine light is on. The customer also states the driver’s door handle does not work properly.

Cause
Confirmed the customer’s concern and found the vehicle did not start. Connected a scan tool and found code P1260 – Theft Detected – Vehicle Immobilized. The anti-theft system can be disarmed by unlocking any door with the key. The driver’s door handle was damaged and the door could not be locked or unlocked. Unlocked the passenger’s door and used the scan tool to clear codes. Observed the anti-theft system was disarmed and the vehicle started. Removed the driver’s door panel and used a multi-meter to check for continuity at the door disarm switch. Observed continuity was present when the lock cylinder was unlocked and no continuity was present when the lock cylinder was locked, as specified. The damaged driver’s door handle prevented the door disarm switch from changing between unlocked and lock. When the anti-theft system was armed with the keyless entry transmitter, the PATS module received a door open signal from the driver’s door and the “Theft Detected” protocol was activated.

Correction
Replaced the driver’s door handle, cleared codes, performed a road test and verified the vehicle operated properly. The check engine light did not illuminate and no fault codes returned.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent post! I must thank you for this informative read. I hope you will post again soon.
    Kind regard
    PLC Repairs

    ReplyDelete
  2. A key element is missing from our formula of competitiveness is the element of design. In this context, design capabilities are not just relevant to those in the drawing room, but refer to the mental capabilities of developing our own specifications and nuances to uplift our products and services throughout the entire business chain, creativity and innovation, instead of simply consuming technologies and processes inherited from others.flatratelocknkey-las-vegas.com

    A great example would be Apple Inc’s worldview. It is an open secret that the cost of production of an iPhone is a small fraction of the price paid at the retail outlet. However, the price of its products, i.e. the value perceived by consumers, is a product of ingenuity of its product designers, marketers, production plants and quality systems.
    Ironically, there are rumours that Apple is developing an electric vehicle, which if realised, shows that high technology mindsets allow any company to expand beyond its product line into different sectors that they are not well-known for.

    ReplyDelete