That is your only resort! The only way to reset the computer is to disconnect the battery for about 15 minutes.
Besides resetting the computer may get rid of your Check engine light for now but will not fix the actual problem that may exist.
I would have Autozone run some codes and see what is happening. If you have a catted X or H pipe it is most likely your rear O 2 sensors setting it off. Get a chip to turn off the rear O2's or get some Mill Eliminators. If not run some codes and find out what the problem is. Recycling the ECC only accomplishes one thing and that is to temporarily turn off the Check engine light.
If you want a "quick fix" disconnect the negative battery terminal and hold down your break pedal for about 60 seconds. That will generally suck any juice out of the system. But you should fix the real problem not make it go away for a day or two. It could get worse (worse = more $$$).
Yesterday on my break I went out to the car and looked over the Owner's Manual. Looked in the fuse section and found what I was looking for.
I took out 5A Fuse/Relay #21 which is the "Instrument Cluster & Engine Control Memory" fuse. This is located inside the car on the driver side fuse box. I pulled it out, pressed on the brake pedal for 30 seconds, put the fuse back in, and wha laaa, no more "Check Engine Light". I still have all the radio stations and time programed just the way I had it. The light has NOT came on. I was adjusting the O/R X pipe over the weekend and guess that I triggered the light to come on.
Some background first. I've had my 2000 GT since new and have added practically every bolt on possible over the past 2 decades (including 4:10s). Its had its up and downs over the years and right now it is in pretty good shape with 91,000 miles. Still gets complements when I am out and about. I...
Just looking for some help or direction. Post is kinda long, I wanted to try and not leave anything out.
In Short I have a suspected rear thrust bearing failure at only 1k miles in on a brand new engine, I had no issues with the same trans/TC on stock boosted motors, the only difference...
I have a 1996 GT that is getting way up there in mileage, but I gotta say the thing has been such a good car , good performance and super reliable . Car was purchased way back in 2001, belonged to a guy who worked at ford . I will have to look back at the specs/part #s but it’s got...
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