by Mark Robinson
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Like most modern vehicles, the Dodge Ram features an engine management computer that handles various aspects of the vehicle, including throttle input, fuel management, and transmission shifting. Many Ram owners install aftermarket chips that enhance the Ram’s overall performance. Installing or removing these chips may require the Ram’s engine computer to be restarted. After restarting the computer, there will be a learning period in which the computer will adjust to the new throttle inputs and shift points.
Unlock the hood by pulling the hood release handle near the footwell on the driver’s side. Press the handle under the grille of the Ram and open the hood.
Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal with a combination wrench. Set the negative terminal wire aside and wait 20 minutes. This will drain the electricity stored in the computer and erase its memory.
Reconnect the negative terminal cable to the battery. Close the hood.
- This procedure will also erase the preset stations from the radio, so you will have to manually reset them after resetting the computer.