Steering Column Repair/Ford taurus


I have lost my only key I had to start my 2000 Taurus I have also a 97 Taurus ignition, steering column, ignition key,the pats system (computers) can I put the parts from the 97 into my 2000 to have my car going again? An its my understanding any way I go about this situation I am going have to take it to dealership have key programed.

Hi Heather:
Sorry about your lost keys.
It's been a while since I worked on a PATS system, but I think a locksmith with the correct coding equipment can just make you a new key coded to the original system without you having to replace anything.
Alternately, I also believe all you would need to change is the lock cylinder  and transponder (around the lock).  Then, using the key that matches, it should start ---even without programming.

Good luck

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Douglas Gan


My specialties are stolen vehicles, steering column and ignition locks repair, airbag service and installation and diagnosis. My work includes both domestic (USA) vehicles and foreign designs.


30 years owning a company that specializes in steering columns, ignition & airbag related problems

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