2001 ZX3 LFQ0
Red single program SCT chip. I've had problems in the past with the chip working loose and the car shutting completley off. Typically, I just took the key out then removed the chip and re-inserted it. It has happened at least 3 or 4 times in the past two years since I've had the SCT chip in there.
On my way to work this AM, the car shut off for a split second and a light flashed on the dash(I think it was the ! light. I do know that it is the light second from the left). After that, it seemed to run normally. At lunch, I go out to start the car and at first, nothing. Then after about 5 tries it turned over but didn't start. Now it won't turn over at all.
The accessories work and the PATS light flashes rapidly with the ignition on.
I took the chip out and tried to start the car. Nothing.
I disconnected the battery for a second. Nothing.
Any idea on what I need to do? After reading the stickey I think its may be the PATS but not sure if I did damage to the computer. Should I take the car to Ford to have the PATS reset and/or do you think I need a new computer?
I apolagize if this has been covered in the past. I'm sitting at work with a dead car and wanted to try and come up with a plan ASAP. In the meantime, I'll continue searching for more detailed answeres. But any help would be greatly appreciated.