Good article from Leno


HNS

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2112

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thanks for the link.

I must be damn lucky. I just swap the battery like a regular old schmuck from the olden days. Never had a code or anything else.
 
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HNS

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Mar 11, 2020
101
East Coast
thanks for the link.

I must be damn lucky. I just swap the battery like a regular old schmuck from the olden days. Never had a code or anything else.
Personally I’d rather be lucky than good!
 

Johntpr

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Jan 18, 2017
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Rockland County, NY
I disagree that it was a good article. The entire premise is wrong ! Disconnecting a battery on GT will not turn on the check engine light. The drive cycle also has nothing to do with the check engine light. The drive cycle is to ready a vehicle for State emissions inspection if you recently disconnected a battery or cleared a trouble code with a scan tool recently. The proper way to tell if a drive cycle is complete is with a scan tool. Doing a drive cycle will not turn off check engine light...unrelated!
 

twobjshelbys

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Jul 26, 2010
6,093
Las Vegas, NV
That article is almost 4 years old, but I call a little bit of BS, er, dramatic license. Leno is far too experienced with all kinds of cars to not know about the drive cycle.
 

twobjshelbys

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Jul 26, 2010
6,093
Las Vegas, NV
thanks for the link.

I must be damn lucky. I just swap the battery like a regular old schmuck from the olden days. Never had a code or anything else.
No, but if you put in a new battery and trot down to an OBDII based emissions test station they'll send you home and tell you to "run the drive cycle".
 

SYCO GT

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Sep 9, 2006
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I've also swapped my 2006 Ford GT batteries a couple times and never an issue.

But yeah, I don't love doing the drive cycle in any car...
 

texas mongrel

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May 3, 2009
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Houston Texas
On my fourth battery, and never a problem (except when I drop the stupid bolt down into the undertray!)
 

GTJack

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Oct 1, 2006
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Saddlebrooke, MO
On my fourth battery, and never a problem (except when I drop the stupid bolt down into the undertray!)
Been there, done that........
 
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