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Mark16q
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4/13/2001
14:37:30

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Hello all,

Now that my engine has a few miles on it, I'm starting to push it, and the computer seems to prefer good mileage. I want the truck to relearn, without going thru a few tankfuls, a more aggressive driving pattern.

So the question is, what's the easiest way to reset the computer on an '01 4.7l auto 2wd truck?

Thanks,

Mark



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4/13/2001
15:07:30

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1) Disconnect neg. battery cable.

2) Turn ignition key to START position and hold for 15 seconds.

3) Reconnect neg. battery cable.

4) You're done.

Ron
00 PB SLT QC 4X2 5.9 46RE 3.92 LSD

Mark16q
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4/13/2001
15:15:32

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Ronw,

Thanks so much. I believe I've seen you post this info previously and couldn't find it. Hope it helps...

Mark



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4/13/2001
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Yeah, I heard someone else mention the same technique. After break-in, I'm gonna do the "cat-back" thing, and hopefully a K&N gen II, if they ever release it, then I'll reset, too. Odometer currently reads "51 miles". How am I ever gonna keep my foot out of it for 1,000 miles? Sigh.. .. .. ..

Patriot Blue '01 CC SLTplus, 4.7/multi-spd auto/3.55:1 LS

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4/14/2001
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Broeheem, I would encourage you to NOT keep your foot out of it during the break in... as long as you keep it under 55 or so.

Motors over the past 10 years are built to much better tolerances. The days of repetative, short, low rpm, warm-up/cool-down procedures are long gone. Break-ins happen much quicker now, and the procedures are not nearly as critical as they once used to be. As a matter of fact, I broke-in my 4.7 by driving it 600 miles from MD to IN while towing a 3000lb vehicle, across the mountains (didn't have much choice, I was moving). However, I did turn off the overdrive, and kept the speed down to 55-60. I then did an oil and filter change when I got there, and reset the computer. After that, I didn't worry about it, changed the oil and filter 3000mi later (4000 total miles), and switched to synthetic (Mobil 1). I couldn't be happier with the results.

I've owned new cars/trucks from the "Big 3" in last 10 years, and they all have very similar break-in recommendations: "keep it under 55 or so, and use brief periods of full-throttle acceleration from various speeds." Following this, the manufactures consider a motor broken-in at 500 miles, and I have to agree... its worked well IMO.
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Chris S.



Mark16q
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4/14/2001
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I'm gonna try the reset this morning; see what happens. Regarding break-in and keeping truck under 55. If I did that out here in Los Angeles, I'd probably get run over by someones Excursion. Oh well. Gotta go with the flow around here.

Mark



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4/14/2001
12:49:10

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You don't have to keep it under 55. You're right about here in LA. I'll run you over myself! ;-D Just keep your speeds varied. Don't hold at one speed or RPM for too long of time and you'll be fine. I wouldn't recommend hitting your speed limiter yet either. You'll have plenty of time to do that!

Ron
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4/14/2001
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I did say "55 or so..." :-) I'm sure 10-15mph over won't make any real difference. My points really being, that (1) its actually desirable and recommended by the manufactures to mash the GO pedal for brief spurts, and (2)500 miles just about does it.
Regards,
Chris S.



Mark16q
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4/16/2001
12:29:55

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Finally got around to resetting the computer yesterday, and can't honestly say there is a big difference. Will make a point of driving harder for the next tank, and see if it rev's out any better. btw, foot on the floor shifts are at about 5400. Does this sound right?

Mark



RonW
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4/16/2001
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You're still okay at 5400 for a 4.7.

Ron
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4/19/2001
10:35:25

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Hey guys, I was just wondering if resetting the computer would help the mpg's? If I reset it and drive very conservatively for one tank of gas would they increase?

Mike in Michigan
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7/31/2003
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I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota, and the oil pressure goes up and down. I was told it is probably the gage. I think it is the oil sending unit. Need your input.

Abe, New York




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7/31/2003
16:05:20

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you actually hold the key in the on position as if trying to crank it? or just turn it to the on position?




jeremiah2360
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7/31/2003
19:53:40

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I turned it all the way to "start", thats what I read here somewhere. Worked for me.

03 qc 4.7 auto 4x4 15k



robert bittinger
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11/27/2011
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i have a 2002 pu deakata.lite came on.took it to two small grages for ckeck.both said same.replace failure computer.no charge.some one else said take it to gen motors thay will reprogram it.bad idea.thay charged me $90.10 to tell me the same thing.they will replace it an labor for $688 dollars to do the job.no way.another man said he can replace the curcit bord all ready reprogramed.for a whole lot less.what do you think about that.thanks robert



dean wimmer
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6/27/2019
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I rebuilt my 2002 dodge Dakota 4.7 now it wont start changed crank and cam sensors I have 45 lbs fule pressure new plugs coil packs I need help




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