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Old 06-20-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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Taurus won't idle after battery disconnect

Hello - Hoping someone can assist with a problem I've had with an '89
Taurus 3.0. Car runs fine except when I disconnect the battery for any
reason. Then it fails to idle - it stalls if I take my foot off the gas.
Happened last winter and again last week. Corrected itself after a month
the last time. Someone suggested the computer needs reseting. If so,
how? Appreciate any thoughts you might have --

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Old 06-20-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Taurus won't idle after battery disconnect


"rgg07" <rgaglione@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Hello - Hoping someone can assist with a problem I've had with an '89
> Taurus 3.0. Car runs fine except when I disconnect the battery for any
> reason. Then it fails to idle - it stalls if I take my foot off the gas.
> Happened last winter and again last week. Corrected itself after a month
> the last time. Someone suggested the computer needs reseting. If so,
> how? Appreciate any thoughts you might have --


you must drive the car to "reset" the computer, take it on the highway for a
while if needed. If it still screws up I would clean the IAC and the
throttle bore if its dirty.


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Old 06-20-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Taurus won't idle after battery disconnect

the manual that came with my 90 said disconnecting the battery would reset
the computer, and once reconnected and started to let it run for 2 minutes
without touching the gas pedal for it to relearn the idle, but I suppose if
it wont idle this could be a problem.

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>> Hello - Hoping someone can assist with a problem I've had with an '89
>> Taurus 3.0. Car runs fine except when I disconnect the battery for any
>> reason. Then it fails to idle - it stalls if I take my foot off the gas.
>> Happened last winter and again last week. Corrected itself after a month
>> the last time. Someone suggested the computer needs reseting. If so,
>> how? Appreciate any thoughts you might have --

>
> you must drive the car to "reset" the computer, take it on the highway for
> a while if needed. If it still screws up I would clean the IAC and the
> throttle bore if its dirty.
>



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Old 06-21-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Taurus won't idle after battery disconnect

"rgg07" <rgaglione@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in
news:082bc1a6f096076174a950a824bebdc5@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> Hello - Hoping someone can assist with a problem I've had with an '89
> Taurus 3.0. Car runs fine except when I disconnect the battery for
> any reason. Then it fails to idle - it stalls if I take my foot off
> the gas. Happened last winter and again last week. Corrected itself
> after a month the last time. Someone suggested the computer needs
> reseting. If so, how? Appreciate any thoughts you might have --
>
>


Throttle body and isc assy's need cleaning. Maybe you also need a new TPS

google this group on how-to...NOT carb cleaner, only stuff approved for
throttle body/fuel inj.

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