Originally Posted by master tech
The member also never said they had jump start the battery from what I read.
Master Tech, he didn't have to say he had a battery issue. He does. That was deduced by him specifically saying however the following:
"I go to start it 2 weeks ago, as soon as it starts it dies. Only stays running if my foot is on the gas pedal. After about 20 minutes of revving the engine, it will drive without dyeing on me."
To which the reply is, on all 100+ threads discussing low idle stumble in the past 12 months, nearly 100% of the time the symptoms of a dead battery.
See, the Gen1 PCM is power protected in such a fashion that the current runs past the battery first before getting to the electronics. That saves the PCM from spikes, etc however also makes the Gen1 VERY tepid when trying to drive with a dead battery.
Unlike HS, if my reply is read AS IT WAS INTENDED TO BE READ, there was NO VENOM in my response. Just matters of fact in clear, just concise and quick points. I shouldn't have even posted my response there but since no one else did to help the newbie I went ahead and did with the correct answers and with as little text as needed. Instead now, since political correctness has bleed into everything folks do (along with Jack Daniels with some others) everyone seems to needlessly have their panties in a bunch.
Had the newbie read ANY of the notices about NOT posting where they did... had the newbie tried to use the search on ANY of their questions to see the plethora of responses to the same questions asked over and over then there never would have been a post in the first place. If no one ever tells them any of that, so then why have the rules notice of not posting where they did, why have a search button, etc. Come one. Really now everyone? really? Geeze.
Lighten up folks. Not every post needs to be read as if someone is hatefully saying what they are writing. Don't let your bad days influence the simplistic answers often held within the text.