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Old 10-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Starless View Post
Quadrant 5, try the instructions below. I was just reading about it today on another forum and saw your thread. This is a copy and paste from another forum. I do not have a personal experience with this. FWIW:

"When you replace the throttle body you are suppose to do the following.

1. Using a breakout box check the wiring from the DME to the MDK for open or short to ground.

2. If the wiring is correct then the MDK should be replaced. Important: After
MDK motor replacement, the DME adaptation values must be cleared.
Failure to clear the adaptation values will result in reoccurring faults.

3. Switch off the ignition off for 30 seconds.

4. Turn on the ignition and delete DME adaptations and fault code memory.

5. Press the accelerator pedal to wide open throttle (WOT) four times.
Thanks for your input. I have tried this numerous times. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #22
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Okay, guys. I went the the stealership today, and after $206, the verdict is...

I need to replace the DME. And they want $1,769.44 to do it.

So, I apologize, but this thread has taken a turn to address DME issues. I know that I need to search other posts before I waste anybodys time on the subject, but if anyone knows of a good post on trouble shooting, replacing, buying, programing DMEs, etc., please let me know. Thanks again everybody for your help and suggestions.

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Old 07-30-2014, 11:37 AM   #23
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Still no actual fix... 323s are a disaster
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:16 PM   #24
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I believe I have finally solved this problem. Please read my post "MDK issue leads to DME suspicion" post # 12 for details.

Motor on!


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Old 10-17-2016, 03:21 PM   #25
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Was this problem ever fixed? I am haveing the same exact issue

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Old 10-19-2016, 12:13 AM   #26
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Sounds like u reset the adaptations while it was running. Very common mistake. Onlyreset adaptations with the ignition on but not running
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adaptation, dis, tb, throttle body

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