Mechanics

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

2004 Dodge Ram

Engine Performance problem
2004 Dodge Ram V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 104000 miles

fault code said. Throttle actuater control system. It has ran ok since then but now and again it will hesitate run crappy then stall. But always restarts after a minute or so. Dealer told me the computer needs replaced but I thinki thats crap. I know a dirty filter can cause the same symptoms but can it be that simple?
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Tylyman
November 15, 2009.



I doubt it, but sometimes removing and cleaning the throttlebody with MOPAR brake cleaner can work, sometimes not...this is the note on your part to the dealers, I dont know what code you have but it would have been helpful...
DISCUSSION When diagnosing Electronic Throttle Systems (ETC) systems for any Diagnostic Trouble Codes. (DTC's), specifically when conducting APS pedal sweep using a StarSCAN or DRB(R)III - Please note that there is an internal diagnostic the PCM performs on the ETC system. The PCM will drive the pedal sensor signal no. 2 to zero volts every 1/2 second as part of an internal diagnostic. Therefore, if this event is observed it should be considered a normal condition. Please do not mistake this condition as an intermittent sensor signal unless the following DTC's were detected P2127, P2116 or P2138. NOTE: This Bulletin Applies To Vehicles Equipped With 5.7 L Engines, Sales Code EZA.
http://www.2carpros.com/forum/2004-dodge-ram-check-engine-light-vp715592.html?highlight=#715592

Merlin2021
Nov 15, 2009.