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just changed out alternator on a 2002 I 35 and the car now

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just changed out alternator on a 2002 I 35 and the car now trys to start but when key is released the car dies out can you help
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

yes I am still looking for and answer please help priority help needed


 

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

new battery and new alternator installed because red battery warning lite would not go out. Still want start checked gounds all ok.

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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

 

I see that your question has been up for an extended time without a response and although this vehicle is not in my area of greatest expertise I would like to try to help.

 

After disconnecting the battery it's not uncommon to have idle issues because the engine controller will not have correct memory for the idle air control, which is what lets air into the engine when the throttle is closed to maintain idle.

 

Start the engine and keep it running with the throttle rather than letting it die. If you can keep it running then bring the RPM's up to about 2000 and very, very slowly return the throttle to closed, slow enough that it takes thirty seconds or so to close it. See if it will then stay running on it's own. If not you can try it a couple times.

 

If you are able to keep it running with throttle but it still won't idle on it's own then resetting the memory with a scan tool will be necessary.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

thank you so much problem solved.If I have any other issures in the future I willnot hesitate to consult this site. For right now I will forego purchase of a subscription.

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.
That's great, I'm glad to hear the problem is solved!

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