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98 z28 not starting

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    98 z28 not starting

    in between runs at the track i attempted to adjust my shift points with a hypertech programmer and it was not finished when i had to move so i unplugged it and tried to start but the car would not start ..now the programmer will not complete programming car will just crank.. i tried plugging my scanner in but it says linking not available .. i did notice that i do not hear the fuel pump whine when i turn the key ... any ideas on how to remedy this or do i need a new computer?

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    i unplugged the battery and the pcm fuse
    i charged the battery overnight still nothing
    everything works just wont start

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    It sounds as though the PCM is the issue. If you have a good shop nearby, they may be able to re-flash the PCM back to a factory tune. If not, you could order a new PCM from Frost.

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    Aw man. That sucks. +1 on pcm

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    yeah it does

    theres a shop local im going to see they can reflash it hopefully

    ive been looking for an extra pcm so i could send out to frost to avoid downtime but i kinda failed at that

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