Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: why truck stalls when turning.just replace the battery

asked by on

replace battery and now the truck stalls when turning

My car has 145368 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, Whenever the battery is disconnected the idle learn strategy of the computer is reset to factory new. If you have a dirty throttle body and idle control valve and injectors then it may take a few days to relearn the idle to match the engine needs. I recommend going through an idle learn to let your computer learn the idle it needs to stay running. This is done by warming the engine and then let it idle in drive with a/c off for a few minutes and with a/c on medium blower speeds in drive for a few minutes. Then road test to see if it stays running. If still a problem then have the dirty items listed cleaned and relearn idle again.

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

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: Car won't start even after a jump. Things turn on, engine cranks but won't start.

The problem sounds like the battery is too low to crank the engine and was most likely caused by the alternator not charging. You should have battery fully charged for at least 15 minutes and then see if it cranks...

Q: PO304 w/ check engine light on all the time & stabilitrac & traction control turns off when at idle. Back on when moving again.

Hi there. Have you had a compression test performed? This sounds like it could be a mechanical issue plaguing your truck. This could be a stuck lifter, weak/broken valve spring, worn cam lobe, etc. I would do a compression check...

Q: When im at stop light press on gas car jerks

Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.