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2005 toyota corolla, changing light bulb and had to remove

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2005 toyota corolla, changing light bulb and had to remove battery. Installed everything back, as I tightened the positive battery term. my ratchet touched the battery harness and caused a spark. My oroblem now is the car starts fine it just shake hard when put in drive. How do I fix this
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Technicaldan replied 1 year ago.
If everything is working, it is unlikely you have caused any harm, other than maybe a mark on your ratchet and wherever you earthed it out to.In the process of disconnecting the battery and it being off for a short while, the ecu will of lost some of it's stored settings that it's built up over the past several miles.They are self adaptive, to take into account different wear and tear.After reconnection, it can take a good few drives and complete drive cycles for it to relearn its fine tuning.I would think this is more likely what has happened and it is not as a result of your minor issue fitting the battery.Take it for a good drive and see how it is then.
Expert:  Technicaldan replied 1 year ago.
Hoping this has resolved the issue, Please rate!
Expert:  Technicaldan replied 12 months ago.
Hi, I assume your issue is resolved, please rate 5 stars :)