Will not stay running and EIC light stays on

Tiny
JEFF HERMAN
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  • 2004 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 2.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 300,000 MILES
Battery was replaced and now the car will start after cranking a while and then immediately stall. EIC light stays on. Is that the engine immobilizer and how do you reset it?
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:35 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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This is common when the computer needs to relearn. This guide can help us fix it, you may need to clear the codes as well. These guides can help us fix it:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls-idles-too-high-low-after-dead-or-replaced-battery

and

https://youtu.be/ahK_eucFi-k

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Sunday, April 4th, 2021 AT 10:04 AM
Tiny
JEFF HERMAN
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The car seems to be running fine now. Basically I cranked it until it started installed. We did this several times. Finally the pressure built up in the system and the fuel pressure regulator seems to be working properly. The owner told me after one day sitting the car started right back up again. Was unable to test the fuel pressure due to a lack of fittings in the kit I rented from the parts store imagine that missing parts, LOL. Anyways, thanks for your help as always definitely a source of good information. Have a Happy Easter and be safe.
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Sunday, April 4th, 2021 AT 11:22 AM
Tiny
KEN
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I would service the throttle body. This guide can help you:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 10:31 AM

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