Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









How do I reset computer to re-learn idle speed


  Email This Post



Guest
Anonymous Poster
ritzoh@aol.com

Sep 22, 2006, 9:42 AM

Post #1 of 3 (3759 views)
Shortcut
How do I reset computer to re-learn idle speed Sign In

I have a '90 Ford Bronco full sz. w/EOD trans. I installed a new battery, and now it won't idle correctly. Does anyone know the procedure for resetting the computer to fix this problem?


steve01832
Veteran
steve01832 profile image

Sep 22, 2006, 10:25 AM

Post #2 of 3 (3755 views)
Shortcut
Re: How do I reset computer to re-learn idle speed [In reply to] Sign In

There are 2 ways.

You can let it idle in park for about 20 mins and then hold the brake and shift into drive and idle for 5 mins. then take for a drive.

The second way is to unplug the idle air control motor with engine off. Start vehicle and connect the plug back once the idle stabilizes. The engine should rev up and then come back down. Take for a drive.

Either way you really have to drive it so the computer can relearn driving strategy. It should improve the longer you drive.


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Sep 22, 2006, 11:00 AM

Post #3 of 3 (3750 views)
Shortcut
Re: How do I reset computer to re-learn idle speed [In reply to] Sign In

Just a note for surfers: They sell "memory savers" that just plug into lighter or power port if you need to disconnect the battery but best to disable hood light and don't open a door or it will fail. They work (at least cheap ones) off of a 9V battery and can save some grief, T
_________________________________________
Long retired now




Advertising


  Email This Post
 
 






Latest Forum Post

1990 chevrolet c1500 4.3 tbi 110k recently replaced motor w/ a 93 4.6 had a fe...


I am having a random repeating problem with a 2007 Honda Civic. The fuse that op...


Hi everybody not mechanical at all PLEAE HELP I HAVE A 2000 FORD TAURUS SE,,,B...


2003 Chrysler mini van. 3.3 ltr 133600 mi while driving, engine light came on b...


driver side spark plugs was no problem-3 out and 3 new ones in,now it's time fo...


1998 Chevy 3500,6.5 diesel,automatic trans,4WD,1ton dump truck. Problem:Driving ...


Feed Button






Automotive Forum Categories
AC Auto Repair
Auto Body Repair
Auto Insurance
Automotive Repair
Automotive Wiring
Automotive World
Brake Systems
Car Care Tips
Car Racing
Car Shows and Events
Car Stereo Repair
Car Troubleshooting
Engine and Car Noises
Engine Fault Codes
Engine Troubleshooting
Exhaust System Repair
Gasoline and Motor Oils
General Discussions
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Motorcycle ATV Repairs
Motorcycle Body Repair
Motorcycle Clutch Repair
Motorcycle Engine Repair
Motorcycle Repair
Motorcycle Seat Repair
Remote Control Cars
Steering and Suspension
The Bargin Bin
Traffic Ticket Help
Tricks of the Trade
Truck Repair
Truck Repair Advice
Truck Engine Repair
Truck Suspension Repair
Car Forum - Sitemap


Search for (options) Privacy