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Q: How can I reset the computer

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How can I reset the computer

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

A: Unhooking the battery and jumping the posit...

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.

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