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Old 02-03-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Houston. I think we have a problem

I think I just need to retune it...
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tune could use the re tune is it chip or tuner
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tune could use the re tune is it chip or tuner

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What's your current setup- modification wise? Who tuned the car? Also, what work as recently been done to the car? There's a lot of things that could cause a surging idle like this. Give me some more details of your situation and I may be able to help you out!

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Old 02-06-2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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What's your current setup- modification wise? Who tuned the car? Also, what work as recently been done to the car? There's a lot of things that could cause a surging idle like this. Give me some more details of your situation and I may be able to help you out!

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I recently had a BBK CAI, but then picked up a Airaid CAI, and I knew I would need a retune. Therefore I contacted bama and got a retune for the new CAI and made sure the sleeve was removed and also told bama that. The only reason I was thinking that was causing this was not high enough idle or the tune might have been off a little. Sometimes the car will run at idle but when I got to drive and come to a stop and push the clutch in and the RPMS drop, the engine just dies.
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When you put the new intake on did you move the throttle plate at all? Are all of your hose clamps tight and secure? If you did move the throttle plate discount the battery and perform a PCM relearn.
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When you put the new intake on did you move the throttle plate at all? Are all of your hose clamps tight and secure? If you did move the throttle plate discount the battery and perform a PCM relearn.

I did clean the throttle body and may have bumped the throttle plate. How do I perform a PCM relearn?
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1. With the vehicle at a complete stop, set the parking brake.
2. Put the gearshift in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or the neutral position (manual transmission), turn off all accessories and start the engine.
3. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
4. Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
5. Turn the A/C on and allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.6. Drive the vehicle to complete the relearning process.

The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles (16 km) or more to relearn the idle and fuel trim strategy.

If you do not allow the engine to relearn its idle trim, the idle quality of your vehicle may be adversely affected until the idle trim is eventually relearned.

I've been told that this procedure is in the owners manual but when I bought my car it didn't have one. I would try this as it is pretty much free and doesn't take that long to do. Keep us posted on the results.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:44 PM   #9
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I have a problem though. The car will not idle unless I have my foot on the throttle? And when driving, when I come to a stop I have to have my foot on the pedal or else it dies.
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Disconnect the battery for a few minutes then try the relearn. What your describing sounds like what happened to me. You moved the throttle plate and the tps got all out of whack. Disconnect the battery wait a 3-5 minutes, go push on the brake pedal to get all the remaining electricity out of the car then reconnect the battery and do the relearn. You might be surprised.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:25 AM   #11
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Alright I'll try tomorrow if I'm not snowed in to bad.
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I recently had a BBK CAI, but then picked up a Airaid CAI, and I knew I would need a retune. Therefore I contacted bama and got a retune for the new CAI and made sure the sleeve was removed and also told bama that. The only reason I was thinking that was causing this was not high enough idle or the tune might have been off a little. Sometimes the car will run at idle but when I got to drive and come to a stop and push the clutch in and the RPMS drop, the engine just dies.
MasonStacks,

It sounds like you need to go through the idle relearn process, as Silver06GT suggested. Also, double check all of the connections to the Airaid. Make sure everything is plugged up and tightened properly. The idle surge symptoms usually reflect an air leak of some sort, so be sure to double check the coupler connections.

Once you've checked and tightened everything. Then proceed with the idle relearn process. I usually disconnect the battery for up to 20mins to ensure the KAM memory is completely wiped. Then run through the steps listed by Silver06GT.

Keep us updated once you give this a try!

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It's also running really rich
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We'll I did all of this and also did a data log at the same time so I guess I just have to wait for bama to get back to me on the data log.
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We'll I did all of this and also did a data log at the same time so I guess I just have to wait for bama to get back to me on the data log.
Great, I'm glad you already submitted a datalog. The Bama Team should be in contact with you shortly. You'll have to keep me updated with your progress. I know the Bama Team take care of you, but if you need me to assist you with anything else. Just give me a shout!

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If you can get back to me faster than the emails then I'll be more than happy to have you help me.
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If you can get back to me faster than the emails then I'll be more than happy to have you help me.
I can get you in touch with the Bama Team or follow up with them to check on progress. However, the tuning and/or datalog assessments still need to go directly through Bama. Since they're the tuning specialists.

PM me your information (First/Last name & shipping address) I'll touch base with the Bama Team for an update!

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What happened with this? Was is a bad tune?
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Yeah I put my BBK back on and requested a new tune and it ran fine.
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