Originally Posted by hugger10
something isnt right now, ever since I had the dealer do the crank shaft relearn every time I start the car more than a few minutes after i shut it off it takes a few turns to get it started. but if i shut it off then start it again it starts fine. So would that be the fault of intense or the dealer?
I don't think you made it clear...
Did you get this dealership CASE learn done on your '98 SE PCM, or on your original PCM that you sent to (and got back from) Intense?
(I am assuming the latter, even though I hate to assume :P )
I see three obvious possibilities:
1) Intense'* program just doesn't like your car.
2) The dealership did a PCM stock re-program rather than just a CASE learn, and the stock program doesn't like your mods.
3) There is something mechanically wrong with your car, probably in your ignition or fueling system (dirty injectors, bad fuel pressure regulator, wrong plugs, bad spark plug wire or coil, plugged fuel filter, etc.; maybe a simple vaccum leak somewhere)
(FWIW, my money'* on number 3) above...furthermore, I am calling out a fuel pressure/delivery issue; anyone know offhand if the 2001'* are subject to the FPR recall?)
I suggest you go over your vaccum, fuel and ignition systems with a fine tooth comb to make sure there'* no mechanical issues...I'm assuming if you were throwing codes, you'd have said so...
Meanwhile, confirm exactly
what the dealership did to your PCM...
I hope you find a mechanical problem, because you are in kind of a bind otherwise...as I see it, you either have no "fallback" stock PCM, or you have an Intense PCM that'* been "wiped" back to stock by the dealer.
EDIT: I posted this while hugger was starting his new thread...