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Electronic throttle control is flashing on my 3.0 Diesel.is

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Electronic throttle control is flashing on my 3.0 Diesel.is it just the sensor or throttle body.
JA: Which particular sensor are you asking about? And have any trouble codes been triggered?
Customer: light came on 40mph tops looked at book . book said to cycle the key. turn motor off and restart . light came back on flashing but was able to get home at 65-70 mph ..
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 2007 grand Cherokee 3.0 diesel turbo
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing yet ,,pretty sure its the sensor ,, after turning off and on it ran great to get home lots of power .. I can fixit myself just need to find the correct sensor .
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: will it leave me on the road if I have to bring to a dealer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

HI,

Ok, the vast majority of the time, this is due to a faulty APP(accelerator pedal position) sensor, which is integrated into the gas pedal assembly. While less often, sometimes it will be a faulty EGR air flow, which on a diesel engine is essentially its throttle body.

Before replacing it either one, you need to have the computer scanned for fault codes which will tell you which of the two is faulty. Unless you live in California, you can run it by any major parts store and they will scan it for free and tell you which is at fault

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
WILL it leave me on the road
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

HI,

It is very possible that it will at some point. Right now it is suffering from intermittent failure of one of the two components, but at some point when the component fails completely, it will leave you stranded. Unfortunately there is no way to tell you how long before this happens. It could happen in the next couple of days or not for several weeks.

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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

I noticed we have not yet resolved your concern you asked about. I would sure appreciate it if you would reply so I can offer my skills and knowledge and repair guide access to help as best I can.

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