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Changed Battery - Now won't stay running without using accelerator

Wouldn't start, and battery wouldnt, charge so replaced. In process red wire that was hooked to the positive terminal broke due to corrosion. But I don't see where it was connected. I assumed was attached on the positive cable, but I stripped it back and still don't see a place. Truck will now turn over, but won't stay started unless I use the accelerator. Any clue?

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  • kring500 Oct 02, 2008

    Thanks Nascar2fever. That worked. It appears that the extra wire was more then likely cut some time ago and then stuffed under the terminal, thus just looked like it mattered. I kept it running for 5 minutes then all was well.

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The pcm has lost its memory for the ais motor start it up and drive it for a while ..you may have to 2 foot drive it for a short while then it should be fine...if you are sure that wire broke off the positive side you may need to replace the terminal end and reinstall it

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