2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Q&A

2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Question: car stalls but runs when i give it gas

i changed the battery and now the car won't idle and stalls out unless i give it gas but the minute i release the gas it stalls out. -
Answer 1
mcauser34, Since you just changed the battery, it may take a little bit of time and running to set the vehicle's engine processor adaptive strategy. Kind of an on-the-job programming, if you will, for the processor. Once everything sets up after some driving, hopefully all will again be ok. If the problem continues, be looking for a vacuum leak, air intake leak, unmetered air leak, loose vacuum hose, etc...or stuck idle air control valve. Good luck! -
Answer 2
check the air filter assy. front to back.tighten all clamps and check all electrical connections.something may have been left loose during battery replacement. -