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Unread 02-23-2015, 11:17 AM   #1
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ETC - Electronic Throttle Control

I have a 2008 Compass Sport with 65,000 miles on it that I bought a couple months ago.

Yesterday, after driving about 50 miles, I stopped and got out of the Jeep. While it was idling, I could hear the engine surge a couple of times then idled normally. When I got back in, the ETC and ABS brake light was on and the ETC was flashing. The Jeep idled roughly and after driving it a couple of miles, I stopped and did a google search which indicated that I should shut off the jeep and restart it, which I did.

No lights on after that and it ran fine for the next 70 miles I had to go. Still no lights on.

I did some research on this forum and it shows a couple of possible causes.

It also showed the problem to be intermittent. Before I invest in a new throttlebody, I am wondering if anybody has had this happen once or twice but then never again or is it something that I need to address immediately.


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