Nissan Electronic Throttle Body Idle and Volume Relearn Procedure | Know Your Parts

Nissan Electronic Throttle Body Idle and Volume Relearn Procedure | Know Your Parts

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Congratulations on installing your brand-new spectra premium electronic throttle body. In this video, we’ll be going through the required relearn instructions for your vehicle. But before we do that, there’s a few things we need to look at.

Firstly, check the vehicle for any pre-existing trouble codes and make the appropriate repairs. Inspect the PCB system. Inspect the engine for any damaged hoses that could cause a vacuum leak. Special attention should be given to the PCV system, oil dipstick, and filler cap seals for damage. Disconnect the negative battery terminal for 30 seconds to reset the onboard computer. Do not perform the relearn if the service engine soon light is on and codes related to the mass airflow sensor, manifold absolute pressure, or incorrect idle speed are found. If everything is in order, we can begin.

First, bring the engine to normal operating temperature, 160-203°F or 70-95°C. Second, make sure that ignition timing is at the recommended manufacturer’s specifications. Third, turn off all accessories such as the air conditioning, rear window defogger, radio, and heater blower to prevent a load on the engine which would cause erroneous positioning of the throttle plate. Finally, make sure the front wheels of the vehicle are in the neutral position pointing straight ahead. We are now ready to perform the required relearn procedure.

Make sure the accelerator pedal is fully released. Turn the ignition switch on without starting the engine for at least 2 seconds. Turn the ignition switch off for at least 10 seconds. Again, turn the ignition on for at least 2 seconds. Turn the ignition off for at least 10 seconds. This action will inform the computer on the new release position of the accelerator pedal and the closed position. Now that this is done, we can move on to the next step. Please make sure to follow these next instructions precisely as every action is performed within a few seconds. Turn the ignition switch on and wait 3 seconds. Immediately after the 3 seconds, the accelerator pedal must be pressed and released 5 times within 5 seconds. Wait 7 seconds and fully press the accelerator pedal and hold for approximately 20 seconds until the check engine light stops blinking and stays on. Within 3 seconds after the check engine light stays constantly on, release the accelerator pedal. Now start the engine and let it idle. After 20 seconds, rev up the engine a couple of times to ensure idle speed is within specifications. If the relearn was unsuccessful, turn the key to the off position wait 60 seconds and restart the process.

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  1. Mandi Joba on August 25, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    I have nissan tiida 2006 miodel hatch , we did bearings on the motor and after completing all that car idling is hunting.
    we did the diagnostic but not shows or wrong . i need help pls

  2. columbia1991 on August 25, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Our 2009 Cube would not start intermittently after I cleaned the throttle body and mas airflow sensor. After doing this procedure, the car starts every time! Thank you!

  3. marydensio on August 25, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    For Nissan Tiida 2007: After CEL becomes solid again, start the engine within 3secs and let it idle. If it’s still high-rev/pulsating idle, with foot on the brake, shift into Drive. Idle will now go down under 1000rpm. Shift to Park again, and the car will find its regular idle speed (near 650-700 rpm). BTW, thanks for the video.

  4. Alpha Omega on August 25, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Nissan N16 Sunny 2003
    I have a problem with RPM – it’s completely unstable
    The Throttle nail has been moved – and the idle sensor has also been moved
    How do I return the Throttle nail to the original factory position?

  5. Young Allah on August 25, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    This method just does not work on my 05 Nissan Altima! Why Not?

  6. Frank Montez on August 25, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Tried this twice now . Mechanic said replace it so i did . 06 Sentra 1.8 L It was doing a few things . 1) it loses power after starting stays at low idle no matter if i floor pedal . Even did it a few times after running . I get it running normally if i turn it off then wait a minute restart it . Idle at red lights fluctuates a lil . goes from just below 1,000 rpm to just above that . replaced it with a Hitachi TB

  7. Nissan Slut on August 25, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    5.5 gen maxima gang ✌️

  8. HasitHa DeviNDa on August 25, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks heaps, procedure works like a charm. Clearly instructed.

  9. allen pitts on August 25, 2021 at 10:42 pm


  10. Leo Sickle on August 25, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    This method apply to a Nissan rogue 2013? (not a select rogue)

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