2007 Jeep Compass ETC light

Tiny
JBUDD06
  • MEMBER
  • 2007 JEEP COMPASS
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 55,000 MILES
It is negative temps here as well as snow and ice on roadways and is not normal for this part of the country. Since the temps have dropped my ETC light will come on for a second and go right back off while driving. I do experience a slight hesitation. I have not had any loss of power or problems breaking. I was wondering if you could advise where to start looking for the problem as it appears that the ETC light can mean anything from a dirty throttle body to a vacuum leak to a bad sensor to a computer problem.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, January 24th, 2014 AT 6:22 PM

5 Replies

Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
We will need to know if any fault codes are set, there are a few things that can cause this, so a scan is the best way to start a full diagnosis of your problem.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, January 24th, 2014 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
  • EXPERT
YOU CAN GET THIS DONE AT A POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORE. AND USUALLY FOR FREE!

BRING BACK THE ACTUAL CODE NUMBERS (EXAMPLES: P0442. PO308). NOT THE GUY'S OWN INTERPRETATION, LIKE: "IT'S YOUR EGR!"

KEEP Mhpautos AND I POSTED

THE MEDIC
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, January 25th, 2014 AT 8:47 AM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
Have you scanned as yet? Will need more info to assist.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, January 25th, 2014 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
JBUDD06
  • MEMBER
I got the scan done. Turns out it was the throttle body actuator. It had carbon build up that had gunked it up and the below zero temps were making it stick. A $5.00 bottle of throttle body cleaner, a little elbow grease and all is well in the world. Thanks for all of your help!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, January 26th, 2014 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
Ok, good result! Thank you for using 2Car Pros.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, January 26th, 2014 AT 7:41 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides