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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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I just replaced my ETC and its still has no throttle

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I just replaced my ETC and its still has no throttle response the light is still flashing
JA: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?
Customer: its the electronic throttle control on a 2005 magnum
JA: Are you fixing your Magnum yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I have just replaced the etc
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: it still runs the same
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.



1. Remove rubber air duct at front of throttle body.
2. Disconnect electrical connector (3) at throttle body (1).
3. Remove four throttle body mounting bolts (2).
4. Remove throttle body from intake manifold.

5. Check condition of throttle body O-ring (2) at front of intake manifold (1).


1. Clean and check condition of throttle body-to-intake manifold O-ring (2).
2. Clean mating surfaces of throttle body and intake manifold (1).

3. Install throttle body to intake manifold by positioning throttle body to manifold alignment pins.
4. Install and tighten four mounting bolts (2). Refer to Torque Specifications.
5. Install electrical connector (3).
6. Install rubber air hose to throttle body.
7. With Scan tool, go to the Miscellaneous menu, and then select ETC Relearn. If the relearn is not preformed, a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set.

This means that you will need to perform a relearn procedure for the idle parameters with an advanced scan tool. If you do not have and dont have a friend with one, you will need to have it towed to a shop and pay to have this done. Usually it is 1/2 hour labor charge, about $50-$60. The alternative is to purchase a scan tool capable of this, which will run around $2000.

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Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.

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