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I have a 1996 caravan with a 3.3 and everything was great till the trany blew so i got the tranny fixed when ii picked it up i noticed a few things first off i had a engine light on #2 my rpm tac was shaky #3 i can control the blower fan evan if the van if off and the keys are in my hand #4 then engine seems to be running rough a bit a idle #5 when driving it seems as if its fine for a min the next its chuging as if the coil pack is shot so i changed it that made no diff. ok so about the engine light i borowed my friends obd ready and this is what happen after driving for about 15 mins i put the meader on with the van runing and i got thease 7 codes p0443 p0134 p0353 p0351 p0703 p1391 p1398 so then i turned the van off then just to the on position and cheacked again and it says there no codes lol so then i start the van and try this again cause the light is still there now its saying theres only one code wich is p0353 so then i go for a ride and try it again with the van runing and the 7 codes came back any ideas cause im lost lol

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Vehicles equiped with engine or transmission computers may require a relearn procedure after the battery is disconnected. Many auto computers memorize and store operation patterns for optimum performance. When the battery is disconnected this memroy is lost. the computer will use default data until new data from each key start is stored. As the computer memorizes the operation for every new start the driveability is restored. This may take up to 40 or more starts. I'm not entirely convinced this is your issue but seeing that your computer can't make up its mind it would be my best assumption. Give it some more time before you go nuts trying to figure it out.

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