Hi fellow Stang owners. I have a unique problem that I couldn't find solutions for on the forum. My car was going into fits when I took it out of storage. At first, the PATS in the trunk was going nuts clicking and killing the car when I hooked up the battery, which I replaced thinking the old battery was at fault somehow. After many failed attempts with the PATS engaging each time I hooked up the new battery, it finally let me crank, but the fuel pump was dead (wasn't priming, inertia switch was pressed). Now the fuel pump is back, but it won't start crank at all. The most common problem now is when I hook up the battery, turn the key and let the PATS cycle off, fuel pump primes, turn the key, hear a pop and the whole car goes dead. Then after a second or two, the PATS starts clicking but the car acts like the battery is low. the only way to get it to stop is to unhook the battery. Rehooking will either trip the PATS clicking (coming from the driver's side trunk), or it'll let me try and start it again and the same pop, goes dead. the cycle continues. I tried two batteries and got the same result. There is no voltage drop from the battery posts to the cables. There are no obvious loose connections. The starter relay checked out. This has always been an issue on some level. for many years, the first time I'd hook up the battery after the car was in storage, this would happen, but unhooking, rehooking would always fix it. It's an 98 cobra. There is a clifford ignition kill on it, but that seems to be working fine. plus, if that was killing it, it just doesn't let you crank, but all the lights stay on. This is different. it pops and goes completely dead. I plan to check all the starter fuses and even if the starter is getting power, but because of the click and dead, then PATS thing, I don't think this is an issue. Would the PATS act like this? it's the pop and dead that is so weird. The key fob works. I tried both keys with the same result. I'm at a total loss and getting to the point of considering a tow to the local dealer. If anyone has any experience with this, please help. Thanks!