08-29-2018, 01:03 AM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
Originally Posted by uzbekijohn
I'm posting this mainly for others who encounter this issue.
I replaced the battery on my 08 SX4, which probably reset the memory. As a result, the engine would not idle; it stalled. So I had to drive with one foot always on the gas, and since the car has a manual transmission, I ran out of feet.
I couldn't figure it out, so I took the throttle body apart. It was pretty clean, no problems there.
So by trial and error, I figured out that I needed to retrain the drive by wire throttle. I sat in the driveway for about half an hour, foot on the gas, holding the revs around 500 (almost stall). Eventually, the car adjusted itself and the revs began to oscillate on their own. I took my foot off the gas, and the car's good to go.
So don't take your car to the mechanic for this one
relearn is accomplished by
disconnect battery 10 mins
reconnect, turn ignition on DO NOT START OR TOUCH PEDALS
wait 45 seconds MINIMUM
should idle, go for a drive, will take approx 3 days of general driving to reset all ofsets.
The first 45 seconds before start allows throttle body and throttle to detect closed. Wide open and 7% offset (idle) position. (as long as gas pedal is in normal idle position.)
While your method worked, it was the hard way of doing it.
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
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the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
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