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Old 04-09-2013, 04:25 PM   #21
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Forgot to ask you about using PAsoft. Did you run EWS-DME adaptation function in DME?
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:28 PM   #22
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Haven't tried it since but will when I go back there in an an hour or so
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:31 PM   #23
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Well, I don't think you have anything to loose. I would suggest going to IKE the Recalculate EEpromt Check sum and then go to DME to run EWS-DME adaptation. Please keep us posted. Good Luck.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:33 PM   #24
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Hi Eniaro, based on your post #22, you seem to know PAsoft very well. I am currently have some issues with this software. May be you can help. Thanks,
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #25
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Wouldn't say I know it very well but based on what I've been reading on the forum I've learned how to find my way around
IT is what I do for a living I might be able to help
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #26
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possible short

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Not sure what you mean about the 'won't start until it goes down.'

Of the codes you listed, one that stands out is the lack of signal from crank sensor. Check into that more.

Sounds like you have an airleak too, but that might be from a bad sensor.

Not saying your sensor has failed, though. Clear codes and see if it returns. Might have been a momentary glitch...stuff like that happens...but 'no signal' is a significant enough signal to look into more.
you probably have a short somewhere.The car won't start if the gauge is on red(as a safety measure)
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:02 PM   #27
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Can you just swap in a DME from another car?
If this was caused by a thermostat, most likely there would be a code for just that.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:03 PM   #28
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you probably have a short somewhere.The car won't start if the gauge is on red(as a safety measure)
You make seem simple I'm a noob everything seems like a brick wall lined barbed wires on top to me
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:40 PM   #29
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Can you just swap in a DME from another car?
If this was caused by a thermostat, most likely there would be a code for just that.
Don't think that will work, based on what Ive learnt so far the EWS will basically tell you to off. I thought about it too.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:35 AM   #30
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It's definitely not simple...)

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You make seem simple I'm a noob everything seems like a brick wall lined barbed wires on top to me
The reason I'm suggesting a short is because I've been in a situation when some of my gauges were going crazy, my airbag light was on and off randomly and the temp gauge would jump to red and back....plus I saw all those codes u posted suggesting the same thing....I found a short in the harness inside steering column.It was drawing power from other components so was giving me a few codes.After I fixed that everything came back to normal.I was lucky because I could notice that visually after I removed the steering column cover,beneath the steering wheel...
I am not saying u're in the same situation since I don't have enough information on what is going on exactly with your car.what I would do in this situation I would pay for a diagnostic at a good shop or even dealership( just diagnostic-1hr labor).
The other probable cause IS what everybody else suggested...your DME gone bad.Car not starting is just a safety measure ....whenever the gauge is on red, coolant hot or not, your car won't start...
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:44 AM   #31
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Hello Eniaro, Did you perform Recalculate EEpromt Check sum and then go to DME to run EWS-DME adaptation. Any good news to share with us?
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #32
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Everybody need to stop blaming the mother freaking dme! It's not the issue! If the dme was bad, it would not even crank at all. the reason I know this is I bricked my ecu during a euro tune flash. I know what happens when your dme is in lala land. I of course reflashed it and got it out of lala land.

So you said you did check those fuses that's located by the dme underneath the hood correct? If your car ran before all this happened i assure you, it's not the dme. All those timeout errors and stuff or ews error can happen if your car cranks and fails to start. Do you hear your fuel pump coming on? Remember that, at least in my car, there's 2 noises it makes when turning to position 2. One is the fuel pump priming but it then goes silent. Another is a constant buzzing noise from. Under the hood. Listen for fuel pump in the back
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #33
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Also, when I began my experiment coding the transponder by writing to the ews, after successfully doing so, the next morning my car wouldn't start. I then got error codes indicating ews mismatch. I was chasing after that to no avail. After sitting there frustrated, i noticed that I couldn't hear the fuel pump priming when getting ready to start it. You can test this easily by shooting starter fluid into intake and trying to start it
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #34
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Re: Annoying problem

Ok so I've been ignoring and being patient with this issue for a while now.



It has gotten better and I no longer have to wait 5 to 15 minutes.

I've learned if I take the relay slightly out towards the left, that clicking will stop and I can hear something that sounds like a unlocking sound fuel pump priming and a humming sound, the temp gage will go where it should be and the car is ready to drive.

I have changed the relay but the new one does the same thing.

At one point I took apart the dme used a air compressor blew off as if I was dusting it and for 3 weeks either it would start immediately or hesitate for 10 second.

It seems to be a short but I have no idea where to start.

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