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SOURCE: electronic throttle control, cruise control

You need to have the codes read. The electronic throttle relies on an APP sensor and a TPS sensor. A problem with either one of these will cause this. Also, the cruise would be affected by this, as there is no cruise servo, it's controlled be the electronic throttle body.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Electronic Throttle Control light

I took my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi to a mechanic that works from a garage at his home, recommended by a friend of mine. He removed and cleaned the throttle body and sensor(s?), then reinstalled them, and then disconnected both battery cables and held them together for 2 minutes so that the engine controller could reboot with the factory default settings, then reconnected them. I had bought a can of throttle body cleaner on my way over to his house for about $3.00. He charged me $40.00 for the job. This was done mid-February, about 10 weeks and 2500 miles ago. So far, the problem Has Not happened again, the truck has been running great!

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light

I have the same problem. 2004 ram Quad cab with 5.7 hemi. Dealer has replaced throttle position sensor twice, computer once and rebuilt wiring harness twice. Now they say I should trade it in because they don't know how to fix it. It only has 64,000 miles on it. Still under powertrain warranty. The only solution I see is to find a good NON CHRYSLER mechanic and never buy a Dodge again.

Posted on Jun 17, 2010

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SOURCE: My 2003 dodge ram 1500 5.7 hemi has the engine

I had the same problem with my, 03, hemi. I did not wait 15 min. turn off and back on was all that was needed to reset, "red flashing light lower right hand ". though another 8 or 9 on off's, Engin Light also goes off, untill next time. All i did was pulled off my Air Intake box and hose, so i could get to butterfly on throttle bodie, sprayed carb cleaner in there. and it was very dirty. after put back togather, give it a few.... mine did not start right up, when it did idle real ruff even died few times...Once the computer re adjusted ran like it did when i bought it....that was 2 weeks ago, still no eng light, no flashing red ones either.

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SOURCE: The electronic throttle control light is flashing in my 2004 1500 5.7 Hemi truck, won't accelerate but does turn on, where should i start?

The 1st thing that MUST be done is to have the electronic engine control system computer (called the "PCM") scanned for fault codes, this gives you the starting point for diagnosis od why the warning/fault light is on. You can get the scan for fault codes done for free at any Autozone or similar discount auto parts store in your area. Aamco Transmission does the scan for free as well.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011

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I have a 2004 dodge durango and the lighting volt stable is on my dash

It has to do with the Electronic Throttle Control. ( as per the owners manual)

12. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light 5.7L
Engines Only
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control system. If a problem
is detected the light will come on while the
engine is running. If the light remains lit with
the engine running your vehicle will usually be drivable,
however, see your dealer for service as soon as possible.
If the light is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required and you may experience
reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine
stall and your vehicle may require towing. The light will
come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain
on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
during starting, have the system checked by an authorized

Dec 24, 2016 | 2004 Dodge Durango

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Stalls intermittently, wrench icon lights up under tach.

Problem with the electronic throttle control .
It should be noted that the ETC system includes a wrench light on the instrument cluster that illuminates when a fault is detected. Faults are also accompanied by DTCS and the "Check Engine Soon" light. Your best bet is to take your vehicle to a reputable ASE certified repair shop .
Overview The Generation II (Gen II) Torque Based Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) is a hardware and software strategy that delivers a transmission output shaft torque (via throttle angle) based on driver demand (pedal position). It utilizes an electronic throttle body, the PCM and a accelerator pedal assembly to control throttle opening and engine torque. The ETC system basically replaces the standard cable operated accelerator pedal, idle air control (IAC) motor, 3-wire throttle position sensor (TPS) and mechanical throttle body .

Mar 29, 2016 | 2004 Ford Explorer XLT

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I have a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria the wrench light came on and the car slows down. Can you tell me what should be. Thank you

Torque Based Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) -It should be noted that the ETC system includes a warning indicator (wrench light) on the instrument cluster that illuminates when a fault is detected. Faults are accompanied by DTCs and may also illuminate the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL).
The Generation II (Gen II) torque based electronic throttle control (ETC) is a hardware and software strategy that delivers an engine output torque (via throttle angle) based on driver demand (pedal position). It uses an electronic throttle body, the PCM, and an accelerator pedal assembly to control the throttle opening and engine torque. The ETC system replaces the standard cable operated accelerator pedal, idle air control (IAC) valve, 3-wire throttle position sensor (TPS), and mechanical throttle body.
You should take it to the dealer or an ASE certified repair shop
Automotive Technology Course Electronic Throttle Drive by Wire Testing

Aug 21, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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While starting vehicle ETC warning display vehicle not throttle

This is a warning that something needs to be checked. This happens a lot when a vehicle is jumped with a dead battery. You may have to take to dealer and have ETC reprogramed.
Throttle Control Warning Light More and more vehicles are doing away with the mechanical throttle cable between the driver's foot and the engine throttle body, replacing it with a "drive-by-wire" system. In this system, a throttle pedal sensor sends data to an electronic throttle control computer, which evaluates and relays the throttle request to a specialized electronic throttle motor on the engine throttle body.
The throttle motor opens or closes the actual throttle blade, which increases or decreases the power output of the engine. The throttle control warning light illuminates when a problem is detected in the electronic throttle system.

Jan 04, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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seems something wrong with the Electronic throttle control (ETC) which is an automobile technology that electronically "connects" the accelerator pedal to the throttle, replacing a mechanical linkage
There is no mechanical linkage between the accelerator pedal and the throttle valve with electronic throttle control. Instead, the position of the throttle valve (i.e., the amount of air in the engine) is fully controlled by the ETC software via the electric motor.
- you better have the ETC immediately serviced by an approved Toyota-shop
Electronic throttle control Electronic Throttle Control

Sep 19, 2014 | 2000 Toyota RAV4

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Electronic throttle control light

The car has to be diagnosed

There is a good chance that the
ETC light has nothing to do with
the actual reason it set a fault code

On a ford, you have bad ignition coils that
don't ground out in the computer & set etc

The dealers & shops throw all sorts of parts
at the unknown & have no idea what happened
or how to diagnose.

You need to have a shop or dealer use the codes
& other reference material properly, to find the issue

Sep 02, 2013 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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How often can a electronic throttle control malfunction

Well, how often would you like it to malfunction? If you say NEVER, it will explode today! (or at least, that would be MY luck...LOL!)

What your ECT needs is to be PROPERLY DIAGNOSED. There are several things that can cause the hesitation and the light to come on, including faults located in the accelerator pedal position sensors, the throttle position sensors, the Powertrain Control Module, or any of the wiring between them.

There is no "cleaning" to be done. Attempts to "clean" an electronic throttle control unit can totally destroy the unit. This is NOT like the old throttle bodies that could be cleaned out by holding the throttle plate open and dousing it with carb cleaner. To begin with, forcing the throttle plate open by hand can break the gears in the throttle control. Then if you do manage to get it open, the carb cleaner can destroy the electronics.

With all that said, there are a couple of Technical Service Bulletins on your Jeep that involve the ECT light coming on and poor drivability symptoms. At least one of them involves reprogramming of the engine control computer.

It should also be noted here that many of the major components of your engine control system are covered under the federally-mandated 8-Year/ 80,000 mile emissions warranty. Reprogramming of the computer is definitely covered under this provision.

May 17, 2012 | 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport

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The electronic throttle control light turns on from time to time. when it happens, the gas pedal doesn't work, the car can just slide forward slowly. What the problem could be?

A COP Ignition Coil, spiking the PCM and coming back on the
TPS sensor
Then you loose TPS Data, and the injection is cut on & off
If it gets real bad, it will go into ETC (Electronic Throttle Control)
Failsafe and you can only go 6 mph

What ETC Codes do you have? (MIL Lamp on dash--wrench)

Pray you have none, as the TACM (throttle actuator control motor)
is not something you ever want to write a check for

If you stay away from a dealer and work with me,you save $4000.00
min on your LS. over time My wife has a 2004

Carefully remove the ducting and spray the throttle plate with CRC
Throttle Body Cleaner
Remove & spray the MAF Sensor with CRC MAF Cleaner.

Check your O2 Sensors, for coming loose in the converters

Nov 30, 2010 | 2004 Lincoln LS

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