Voodoo fixes p0505 code on 96 Cherokee Sport
Brand new to this forum, first-time Jeep owner.
Got tired of oil leaks so I replaced oil pan gasket at 185k mi over 3 days (various other issues encountered and dealt with). The whole time I had the battery disconnected. No connectors disconnected or electrical anything messed with. After fixes, car refuses to run. Pull code P0505 re: Idle Air Control system. OK. System refuses to idle so this makes sense. Consult various jeep fora for advice about P0505. One obscure posts suggest the following: 1) disconnect battery,
2) touch negative terminal to positive battery post, 3) wait for a few seconds, 4) reconnect battery, 5) start car with problem mysteriously gone.
After trying everything else, but before swapping out IAC motor, I performed the above mystic incantation and, sure enough, the problem is resolved and the car now runs normally. Anyone care to comment?