Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada eh?
Well, when you replace vital parts like we did, it's necessary, absolutely necessary to reset your computer, that way it can learn from scratch. (yes, my car was still having minor issues before I reset my battery while idling..)
Here are the steps.
Unplug the negative (usually black connector) from your battery. for 15-30 minutes.
When you get in your car, it's running with stock settings. The only engine code you would see is a 12 which means your battery was disconnected within the past 50 key on/off cycles.
From a stop, accelerate with 20-50% power, until you reach about 40 so, or whatever the posted speed limit is, and cruise there for a good 2 minutes. Then brake normally to a stop. And that's pretty much it. The car will re-learn properly. Those guidlines should help .