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Old 01-02-2010, 10:51 PM
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I have a 2004 ram 5.7 and this started today and it did get cold out today but anyways, i was out and went in a parking lot to cut acrpss and gave it a little gas to fish tail a little, and then the light came on and i lost some power. then we parked and went into the store i came out and the light was out and everything normal. Then tonight we were taking a friend home and was going up a hill that was a bit slippery so i kicked it down a gear and it set the light off, so i dropped them off and pulled over and shut it off and restarted it and the light was out and everything back to normal. So i was playing around on the way home reving it and such seeing what set it off and i went around a corner and punched it to see if it came on and sure enough it came on and the truck kinda backfired and reved down. so i drive home and parked it and here i stand asking you guys if anyone would possibly know an answer to my question?

Also note the light was flashing not solid.

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What is an ETC light? By chance do you mean ESP?
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Ya in my manual it says its the etc light and its only on 5.7 hemis and its stands for Electronic Throttle Control.
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ETC is electronic throttle control. You need to have the PCM scanned for related codes.
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Not positive it is the same thing, but i used to have a 5.9 ram that did the same sort of thing. only I had to disconnect the battery to reset it. on that truck it was the throttle position sensor.
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It's not the same. The 5.9 uses a throttle cable instead of drive by wire.
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Ah I see. Had no idea it was electronic on the new ones. Someday I'll get a new truck Lol.
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Default E.t.c( elctronic throttle control)

I have the same problem. my error codes are P2173 and P2106. started last week when I started it and let it idle to warm up on a cold night. It went into limp mode. It reset itself when I shut it off. Then did it again later that night.
I put dry gas in it and let it sit in the garage for 4 days. started it today and let it idle for 10-20 min. and the light came on again and it went into limp mode again.
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P2173
P2106
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P2174 or P2175 maybe? Can't find a p2173 listed.

P2106 - NOTE: This is only an informational DTC. This code should set along with
other DTCs. All other DTCs must be properly diagnosed before continuing.
The RPM or power are limited when P2106 sets for safety reasons because other ETC
related DTCs have set.
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