: anyone please help
10-07-2010, 06:05 PM
ok guys heres my prob i just installed a tune from time which i have done many times the same way the tune went 100% and said it was installed u can now unplug my pred so i did then i went to start it and i have the dredded ------- on my odo. i dont think its the pats system because ford just told me that if it was the light next to my 4ways would be flashing very fash which it isnt its normal and when i turn key it goes off. right now the diablo tells me it cant read the car so im up for any ideas which i can do my self due to the fact i just got laidoff and now i have no car :(
10-07-2010, 06:49 PM
I dont know anything about the tunes from tom but what u should do is ask him if he might know.
10-07-2010, 07:04 PM
i have and hes been alot of help im just looking for any ideas before i spend money i dont have on an ecu if that just happens to be the prob i just find it wierd that everything whet fine and everyother time went perfect untill this and just 20mins before that it was running great when i data loged for him
10-07-2010, 07:11 PM
is there any chance that i could have fried the ecu from just installing a tune? has anyone ever done or heard of this happening? also is it true that ford will replace the ecu if under 80k miles
10-07-2010, 08:37 PM
have you tried disconnecting the battery for a few minutes?
10-07-2010, 09:09 PM
yes i have tried that and i have check all fuses
10-07-2010, 10:08 PM
yes the predator does this to SVTs from time to time. My friend has had it happen twice on the same car.
10-08-2010, 12:14 PM
ok guys here is an update i just got off the phone with diablo and we force reset my back up and all is well car starts right up he said it could have been a number of things like something drew power while it was wrighting , the install just went bad or some how the tune file got curupted but he told me to load the tune back on and see what happens, so ill let you guys know how it goes
10-08-2010, 01:16 PM
well good news new tune installed great and everything if good now i guess it was just a freak install prob
10-08-2010, 02:08 PM
I'm glad Diablo can load a recovery program now, SCT has always had that capability but Diablo used to make you go to Ford and pay $120 each time.
10-08-2010, 02:30 PM
yea diablo made me go to ford before when i updated my programmer with out restoring my back up first and oops locked out the programmer and i had to pay 100 for a factory reflash before they would unlock it
10-08-2010, 04:38 PM
Diablo has been able to force for years , many years , If you update your flasher with the stock tune still in the flasher then you MUST go to Ford with anyones flasher ,Diablo , SCT , Sniper etc
10-08-2010, 04:50 PM
Wow thats not what they told my friend last year, oh well.
If you update your flasher with the stock tune still in the flasher then you MUST go to Ford with anyones flasher ,Diablo , SCT , Sniper etc
I'm confused. [scratch]
You have to go to Ford to get exactly what done?
10-08-2010, 05:35 PM
If you have a flasher and load a tune , The flasher holds the stock/origional tune in memory , If you update the flasher before restoring the stock/origional tune it wipes out the saved stock/origional tune in the flasher , then if you try to load another tune after updating the flasher the flasher will see the ECU has a tune and wont allow a tune to be loaded
You then have to go to Ford and pay for Ford to put a stock tune back in the ECU and the only way they can do this is with 2 keys (they can do it with one ) and it sets the pats/keys as well , My Ford dealer charges 35.00, It only takes 15 min to do
I figured it had something to do with losing the stock tune from the flasher, but I didn't just want to guess.
Any time you update the flasher, make certain the car has been flashed back to stock first.
10-08-2010, 08:40 PM
yea it was a costly mistake on my i wont ever do again and they charged me 85$ for an hourly rate plus tax lol f in ny state everything costs a first born and a leg