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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Service Electronic Throttle Body

Just wondering if anyone else is getting this message with any regularity..
I get it ramdomly but probably once a week if not more and sometimes several times a day.
Does not throw a code so the dealer just says cant duplicate. ,what bs..

Since I am going to delete here soon.. probably wont matter but want to see if what others are seeing..

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When mine said ("SERVICE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL SYSTEM"), This is what it meant for me. My intake air control valve was stuck closed. If I remember right this happened to me on the 470 south side of Denver. First few times it killed the truck I was able to restart it but eventually I couldn't restart the truck and had to be pulled backwards out of the way. Luckily I was able to get that gaskets and clean it and get back on the road.The message came and went away a few times in the week before that. Hope that helps.



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All compliments of the EGR valve..
man does that look nasty..

thank you very much for posting the pictures.. that is exactly what I am afraid I am going to find..

funny part is mine started this within a week of purchase..

Well your pictures settled it for me.. it is now part of the delete that is coming soon..

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If I wasn't DOT regulated I would have deleted long ago. We run fully legal though. Glad those pics helped. The egr is basically just pumping crap back into the engine. At least the way I've come to see it.

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AGREE.. the egr is just a way to trash a good motor..

I am lucky enough to be able to delete..
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I am also having an intermittent issue with the service electronic throttle control light coming on. When in temps above 50 degrees it isn't an issue, but when in 30's or less, it comes on once and a while when stopped at a stoplight. I don't have my foot on both the brake and accelerator and not towing. I don't notice the truck running rough or anything either. The light goes out a couple seconds later. Now, with that said, the last couple of months i have experienced an increase in rpm's while towing, but after coming to a stop. This has happened once not long after towing a boat to storage and twice while towing my 5th wheel. Each time my rpm's would go from about 1500 to 2000 while i have my foot on the brake. I would tap the accelerator to try and get the r's to decrease but they would increase with each tap and hold steady. Recently, while stopped in heavy traffic, the rpm's went up to 3000. I put truck in park and shut it off. After a minute i restarted and it was fine.
I have since made it down to Florida and haven't had an issue with the light, or rpm's since. Don't know if this is the same problem you are having, but it seems to me the throttle control may need replaced? I have a 2013 Ram 2500. Anyone experience this before?

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My ETC light and check engine light came on yesterday during my drive home from work. I live in Eastern Iowa and we had outside temps around 25F. Drove it last night a couple more times with no noticeable issues. The ETC light did go off on my way home late last night. This morning I got to leave for work and it would crank but not fire. "Stole" the wife's mini van to get to work today Later in the morning I had her go to the truck to see what it would do and it fired right up, no lights, no nothing, runs fine... I went home to take it to the shop and the only noticeable thing is it is hunting a little when it auto-idles. It fluctuates about 100RPM or so. Needless to say it is now at the shop being looked at.

I too feel a delete coming but need to get past the last 15 months of warranty...

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So I'm no further ahead... See this post.

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Well, here it is 8 months later and another bout of Service the ETC warning light popping on and off. My wife and I were in Nashville this past week and temps got down into the 50's a couple of days, and 40's at night. Once again, while sitting at a stoplight, the Service ETC light came on and after a couple of seconds went back off. It did this every now and then throughout the days when the temps were in the 50's, but once they warmed back up, no problems. We towed our 5th wheel the 6-7 hours back home with no issues, no warning light, nothing. I had to be in Chicago overnight on Monday/Tuesday, so I dropped the truck off at a diesel repair shop so he could check for codes, or anything else that might indicate a problem. He called me back tonight and advised he could not find anything. The light did not come on while he had his scanner hooked up to it. He took the truck out for a drive and mimicked stopping at a stoplight more than once, but the light did not show up. Current temperature is 51 degrees. He could not find ANY codes stored, except for one which probably activated when I replaced the batteries last year. Could it have something to do with the brake? Maybe a damaged wire somewhere that is only affected when the temps are cold? The mystery continues!

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Well, here it is 8 months later and another bout of Service the ETC warning light popping on and off. My wife and I were in Nashville this past week and temps got down into the 50's a couple of days, and 40's at night. Once again, while sitting at a stoplight, the Service ETC light came on and after a couple of seconds went back off. It did this every now and then throughout the days when the temps were in the 50's, but once they warmed back up, no problems. We towed our 5th wheel the 6-7 hours back home with no issues, no warning light, nothing. I had to be in Chicago overnight on Monday/Tuesday, so I dropped the truck off at a diesel repair shop so he could check for codes, or anything else that might indicate a problem. He called me back tonight and advised he could not find anything. The light did not come on while he had his scanner hooked up to it. He took the truck out for a drive and mimicked stopping at a stoplight more than once, but the light did not show up. Current temperature is 51 degrees. He could not find ANY codes stored, except for one which probably activated when I replaced the batteries last year. Could it have something to do with the brake? Maybe a damaged wire somewhere that is only affected when the temps are cold? The mystery continues!
mine never seemed to be temperature sensitive. .It was just so random that it drove me crazy.
It would happen cold,, hot,, in between.. towing, not towing.....

of course it has never left a trail of any kind..

but will say since my delete I have not had it pop up even once..
this winter I will be deleting the TB and the grid heater..
The TB heater will be installed in its place..
To cold here to not have an intake heater of some kind..

One thing I did find is that with my tune my truck really hates the cold more than ever..

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One thing I did find is that with my tune my truck really hates the cold more than ever..
How so?

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How so?
I have not had to plug it in since I got it and it would fire and would run great..
this is the first winter with it being deleted and tuned.

if I do not plug it in it doesnt like to start and run smooth... even with the grid heater working.

to me it seems like it may be a touch lean (again I do not have the low boost fueling,, set up in my tune.)
it stumbles and tries to die and smokes a lot.
it does so until I throttle it up manually.. and get it warmed up some what.

diesels do not like cold..

will have to see how it does since I have been keeping it plugged in now and we are supposed to get a good snow tonight.. not really all that cold though... only into the high 20's...

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