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Since I replaced the battery my car's engine shuts down.

I own a 2006 Grand Vitara, I recently purchased a new battery. Since that moment the engine starts fine but once I shift to reverse or drive the engine shuts down. If I start the A/C, the engine will shut down even in Parking. Any sugestions, Thanks

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Did you resolved the problem?

I also have a Grand Vitara, and just replaced the battery and once I turn the vehicle on, it will shut off.

What it is going on?


Posted on Jan 23, 2010

  • RubenG1809 Jan 24, 2010

    This is the answer I received from Larry and the Magic Mechanic crew:

    "Hold the engine RPM's up to prevent stalling while in gear for 5 to 10 minutes sounds like the computer needs to relearn its idle strategy."

    According to Larry, it seem that some times after replacing a dead battery, the vehicle computer needs to relearn its idle setting. There are two ways to fix this, one-following the steps listed above, of course, just be careful when putting the vehicle on gear, make sure you have the brake pedal pressed down and the emergency breaks engaged. Also, make sure you hold the RPM's to a level that the vehicle wont stall, not too high and do not follow these steps while taking your vehicle for a ride, it's better to just do it in your drive way Finally the second way to reset the idle-take the vehicle to a mechanic chop that have the electronic computer to reset the idle position on your vehicle.

    I followed the instructions and they work just fine, the computer relearned the idle position and it does not shuts off after start. Thanks Larry and the Magic Mechanic crew.

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    Jonas de Oliveira Dec 07, 2014

    Hi! i have the same problem as you had. The second my mechanic already tried without results but tomorow i am going to try the first way, what is the best rpm to do this? Best regards, Jonas


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You may try cleaning the throttle body. I use carb cleaner and an old toothbrush. hold the throttle open and clean it real good. then start the engine and you may have to hold the gas pedal halfway down until it starts and runs smooth. after that see if it will idle on its own, if not you may try unhooking the battery for a few minutes and then hooking it back up and try it again. if that doesnt do it, you may need the dealer to look at the IAC......... Idle Air Control.

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I have Suzuki Vitara 2006. After replacing a new battery esp and air bag warning lights are display on dash board and engine rpm also not stable.when select gear it is getting maximum rpm 1800 only.
Please advice what i need to do

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I have the same problem with my Suzuki and took it to my mechanic....after beginning the process of cleaning the throttle body, he noticed that if it does not idle to check the air induction tub - IT WAS CRACKED.....Part is about $50 dollars....Good Luck to All !!!

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I an currently experiencing this issue. I'm having the tech try the reving solution above before resorting to calling the dealership for the reset computer. I'll let you know the outcome.

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Hi where can I buy another key for a grand vitara 2000 second hand without paying a fortune.

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