My wife owns a 2004 Explorer that just today showed a the electronic
throttle control light. She also told me that it was hesitating (like
it was about to stall) at stop lights and that she may have smelled
She stopped at work and when I got to her the light was gone, but as
well all probably know that doesn't mean much.
Anybody have any advice short of going to Advanced Auto and pulling
the code. Does this light even register as CEL?
Yes, these types of events will set a DTC in memory... Your auto parts
"gurus" should have a real field day with it.
Many of the early "fly by wire" throttles did have some programming issues
that were resolved by reflashing the PCM on affected units....You might find
that a dealer visit (for Gds sake, use one of the good dealers) is likely
going to be the wise choice until the aftermarket gains some familiarity
with the system...
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