How do you reset the computer on a 2001Ford Taurus

Melissa Stewart

Asked by Feb 12, 2015 at 12:08 AM about the 2001 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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There are 3 ways to do it, you could remove all of the ECM's fuses I believe there are 3 of them, if you don't have a thieft deterrent radio you can just remove 1 battery cable, turn on the headlight switch for 30 seconds, turn off the headlight switch and reconnect the cable, or go to your local auto parts store that has a unit to check the codes and they can clear it for you. Remember there will be a relearn cycle after the reset, so drive the vehicle as you normally would for around 20 minutes, if everything is good then the check engine will stay turned off.

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