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2G ECMLink car won’t start

thatraretalon

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Apr 27, 2019
kearny, New_Jersey
I’m new to tuning, just got my ecu with ecmlink two days ago, downloaded the software on the laptop, and all plug the ecu in and the laptop it reads and connects but car will not start just misfires and smelles a lot of gas. Any ideas the car is pretty much stock motor wise also if anyone can help me out on what to do a basic tune
 
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ec17pse

Freelancer
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Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
If you have an eprom ecu you will need to invert cas and swap spark plug wires around, go to ecmlinks wiki page and it will run through the checks and plugs you need to swap to get it to start.

This happens quite often but still gets overlooked when installing ecmlink in certain ecu's
 

llxkevinxll

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Jan 29, 2012
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

thatraretalon

Probationary Member
6
1
Apr 27, 2019
kearny, New_Jersey
okay thanks now when I click on that link and click for the 2g it brings up a hole bunch of writeing LOL what is that or what o I do with that and I have stock everything besies a 16g turbo and the wastegage and a mishio motors radiator and full 3inch exhaust no cats no res I was going to add my data log but I have no idea how or how to get it from the software to my laptop
 

llxkevinxll

10+ Year Contributor
455
210
Jan 29, 2012
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
okay thanks now when I click on that link and click for the 2g it brings up a hole bunch of writeing LOL what is that or what o I do with that and I have stock everything besies a 16g turbo and the wastegage and a mishio motors radiator and full 3inch exhaust no cats no res I was going to add my data log but I have no idea how or how to get it from the software to my laptop

You'll need to save the base files you'd like to use to your tuning computer. Connect to the car. Open the base file you'd like to flash to the car and save it to the ecu.

In the ecmlink properties there will be an option to set a path for log files. When ready to log the car, connect to it and then click the disc icon with the green play button. That will record all the data you've selected and save it to the path you selected.
 

thatraretalon

Probationary Member
6
1
Apr 27, 2019
kearny, New_Jersey
I have a 97 eagle talon tsi fwd it’s stock besides a 16g I know the car was auto at one point but I just got the ecmlink v3 an got the car running I had to change the fireing order for the spark plugs to start the car with the ecmlink. Now that the car starts it runs idling sounds good but then after a minute or two I hear this loud ticking noise from behind the radio. Can't figure out what it is I rev up a little and it goes away but comes back I also have a 3 inch exhaust pipeing no cats no rezs
 
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BLACK'98DSM

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Feb 9, 2019
Alabama
I hear this loud ticking noise from behind the radio
From the electrical or from the engine? I assume the engine because it goes away when you rev, but if you would be more specific, maybe post a video of the noise then we can help you.
 
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