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What is the specific drive-time to reset the computer on my 97 Ford Aspire? I disconnected (and reconnected) the battery and now it won't pass inspection because the computer hasn't reset.

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What were the codes? It may never reset until u fix it. Most codes aren't intermitten. Not more than 80 miles if doesn't reset then you need to fix problem.

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Section 303-01B: Basic Engine - 4.0L SOHC 1997 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
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