Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How can I reset the computer

asked by on

How can I reset the computer

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Unhooking the battery and jumping the positive and negative terminals should clear any trouble codes. Be sure to unhook both as this can be very dangerous if not done properly.

If not experienced in doing this, I would recommend having an expert clear the trouble codes for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How can I reset the computer

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: timing chain

Hi there. It is very difficult to give you an accurate estimate of how long it takes to replace a timing chain; as there are multiple variables to consider such as damage done to the chain, gears or other internal...

Q: Cadillac CTS cruise control not working

Hi there. Usually an oil change will not impact the cruise control system. Newer cars use a fully electronic setup to maintain speed and may be able to maintain speed and distance behind the car in front of you. These...

Q: Car will crank, doesnt stay running

Hello and thanks for your question. Ground wires will not have a voltage on them. Preform a resistance check on all of the pins to the harness plug. There should be resistance for the computer, high resistance for the power,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...