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Old 8th January 2018, 18:43   #1111
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Not the smartest or strongest feature of a 2.4 liter auto box. Still 11.3 kilometers to a liter on the MID, which means atleast 10.75 in tank full calculations, is pretty decent. What say? From Bangalore to Kanakpura town.
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HELP

I have been off the forum for a long time as have had a lot on my plate. I apologise for not participating more

I have a GV 2.0 manual

After reading a number of posts about various benefits ecm reset - yesterday I unplugged the neg terminal of the battery for 15-20 mins. Then reattached properly.
Till then the car was driving fine. Did not drive it after the reset till then evening. Started it - fine. Started driving - fine.
Within five mins - every time I would pick my foot of the accelerator - rpm drops to zero and engine shuts. Restart and same repeats. Have not had the courage to start her today

Please help

Manu
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Within five mins - every time I would pick my foot of the accelerator - rpm drops to zero and engine shuts. Restart and same repeats. Have not had the courage to start her today
This happens after whenever you disconnect or replace the battery.

You just earned yourself a visit to the nearest MASS for a throttle body re-calibration.
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Within five mins - every time I would pick my foot of the accelerator - rpm drops to zero and engine shuts. Restart and same repeats. Have not had the courage to start her today
You should be fine. Your ECU is basically relearning air/fuel mixture ratio settings and until it does that, it will stutter like the way you described. Driving around for several kilometers should take care of it.

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You just earned yourself a visit to the nearest MASS for a throttle body re-calibration.
Yikes, I never went to MASS for this after an ECU reset. Is it important to do this? I figured the ECU settles in the new settings itself.

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HELP

I have been off the forum for a long time as have had a lot on my plate. I apologise for not participating more

I have a GV 2.0 manual

After reading a number of posts about various benefits ecm reset - yesterday I unplugged the neg terminal of the battery for 15-20 mins. Then reattached properly.
Till then the car was driving fine. Did not drive it after the reset till then evening. Started it - fine. Started driving - fine.
Within five mins - every time I would pick my foot of the accelerator - rpm drops to zero and engine shuts. Restart and same repeats. Have not had the courage to start her today

Please help

Manu
The Service Advisor at Motorcraft told me how to resolve this.
Turn on the the ignition key full - do not start - and leave it for 20 seconds.
Turn of the key and remove the key.
This should calibrate the idling rpm.
Now start and it should be fine.
The service advisor did this when the battery was disconnected for my GV during service.
I have not tried it but you can give it a shot.

If this does not resolve it, simply drive for a few days for about 100 odd kms and it will get calibrated to proper idling rpm on its own. That worked for me when I replaced my battery.

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The Service Advisor at Motorcraft told me how to resolve this.
Turn on the the ignition key full - do not start - and leave it for 20 seconds.
Turn of the key and remove the key.
This should calibrate the idling rpm.
Now start and it should be fine.
The service advisor did this when the battery was disconnected for my GV during service.
I have not tried it but you can give it a shot.
I have tried this, it gives temporary relief, but it doesn't stick. I ended up doing it every day as a result. Finally I had to get the throttle body re-calibration.

Read the 3 posts from here. For the Suzuki J series engines, whenever battery is removed and reconnected, throttle body calibration and ECM reset has to be done.

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Thanks everyone for the quick response
I will try the key trick and if that doesn't work, then I will proceed to Motocraft and hope they can fix this

Appreciate your help

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Try this.

Disconnect battery
Reconnect after a minute or two.
Switch the ignition on but do not start
Press accelerator to full and keep it there for a minute.
Switch off ignition without foot off the accelerator
After ten fifteen seconds let go of the accelerator
Start the car without any input from accelerator
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