1996 Ford Taurus need to reset comp

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Engine light cam on; it was the cam sensors I replaced both. The trouble light still comes on, for same prob.
I have disconected the battery for more than a day or to.
Its memory is still intact even the radio presets.

How can I reset this.
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 11:06 AM

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Tiny
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Once you have disconnected the battery for at least 5 minutes .. and then reconnected ..does the CEL/MIL could back on immediately ? or after driving the vehicle for a while ?

Vehicles equipped with engine or transmission computers may require a relearn procedure after the vehicle battery is disconnected. Vehicle computers memorize and store vehicle operation patterns for optimum driveability and performance. When the vehicle battery is disconnected, this memory is lost. Default data is used until new data from each key start is stored. As the computer restores its memory from each new key start, driveability is restored.
Driveability problems may occur during the relearn stage. Depending on the vehicle and how it is equipped, the following driveability problems may exist:
Rough or unstable idle.
Hesitation or stumble.
Rich or lean running.
Poor fuel mileage.
Harsh or poor transmission shift quality.
To accelerate relearn process after battery removal and installation, vehicle should be road tested in the following manner:
Vehicle at normal operating temperature (cooling fan cycles).
Accelerate at normal throttle position (20-50%).
Cruise at light to medium throttle.
Decelerate to a stop, downshifting and using brakes normally.


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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 11:22 AM
Tiny
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Have treid no battery for 6months still same result.
It still come up as same code each time.

Is there a way to reset it to relern without a mechanic
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 11:35 AM
Tiny
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I even removed the maint fuse and the battery, thinking that would work and it did not.
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 11:38 AM
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Does the light come back as soon as you reconnect the battery or AFTER you have driven it ???


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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 11:42 AM
Tiny
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Yes. And it comes back as same code.
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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It has even been code complete, 10 miles later same ck eng light, same code./
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 1:52 PM
Tiny
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Grease monkey and checkers and auto zone tried to clear no result.
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 1:54 PM
Tiny
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No comp prob, no part prob.
Car just wont let go of its memory
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 1:55 PM
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You will need to check the wiring for shorts etc. !!


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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 2:04 PM

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