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After turning the key and waiting a minute then turning the car on it used to start right away and now sometimes it requires pushing of the foot feet to get it started????

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Now ,,put the key in the console key holder -turn to the right -Kazooom you are good for go. !

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Just look for a switch that rides the pedal lever when you push down on the pedal. I have seen this problem before, and even fuses have been knocked loose from fuse panels by Drivers feet.

Sometimes Women will put their purse behind the Front console and when they reach to the back floorboard their feet kick up at the fuses and switches under the dash.

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1) Disconnect the battery cable for 15 minutes, before hooking it back up.

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4) Repeat step 3, two more times.

5) Start the engine without pushing on the accelerator pedal and let it run for 18 minutes with the climate control panel off.

6) After 18 minutes put your foot on the brake and shift into drive and wait 1 minute.

7) Then turn on the a/c by pushing the auto button. It needs to be warmer than 60 degrees F so the compressor can engage. Wait 1 more minute.

8) Put the shifter back in park and turn the key off.

9) Wait 1 minute

10) Idle relearn is now complete and the engine should start and run correctly.


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The Idle Speed Control motor will cause the accelerator pedal to tap and the car will surge back and forth, actually acting like there is a lack of power during intial startup.


Whenever a battery is changed, went dead or the ECM computer is replaced.

In order to make the engine run normal again, you need to take the car through a relearn process. Otherwise the idle could be very slow or have a 30mph idle.

To enable it to relearn, here's what to do.

1) Disconnect the battery cable for 15 minutes, before hooking it back up.

2) (KOEO) Turn the Key On with Engine Off, just so the electronics are on, but without starting the engine and turn the climate control panel to off.

3) Push the off and warmer buttons on the climate control panel at the same time and hold for up to 5 seconds for the computer to go into diagnostics.

On the fuel panel screen it will display 888 then E52 and then 70.

When it gets to 7.0 shut off the key for 1 minute.

4) Repeat step 3, two more times.

5) Start the engine without pushing on the accelerator pedal and let it run for 18 minutes with the climate control panel off.

6) After 18 minutes put your foot on the brake and shift into drive and wait 1 minute.

7) Then turn on the a/c by pushing the auto button. It needs to be warmer than 60 degrees F so the compressor can engage. Wait 1 more minute.

8) Put the shifter back in park and turn the key off.

9) Wait 1 minute

10) Idle relearn is now complete and the engine should start and run correctly.


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