HELP! Service electronic throttle control.

HELP! Service electronic throttle control.

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    HELP! Service electronic throttle control.

    My ED had a CEL today. Service electronic throttle control. Lost all kinds of power. I'm guessing it went into Limp home mode. I limped it home to my driveway. I do not have a current obd II reader. how do I get it out of limp home mode? BTW, I was on a very steep incline with vehcles in front and back. I had my foot on the brake and gas pedals at the same time. I have read I'm not supposed to do that????? any help appreciated. Tomorrow is 1st day of deer, I really wanted to use my truck1

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    You have read correct, you are not suppose to do that. Ever since the Toyota incident with the throttle sticking open and the brake not disengaging it, all new vehicles are suppose to be equipped with a safety that when both pedals are pushed the brake overrides the accelerator.

    Did you try restarting your truck and see if it reset?

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    The only thing I can think of is to clear code. The older 3Gen and early 4Gen trucks you could that by disconnecting the battery for about five minutes. I've not read on here if you can do that with the new ecoD.
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    If you have a code reader then clear the code with it. If not dissconnect the battery for awhile

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    Why would you drive with 2 feet? It's totally unsafe. Besides, our trucks have a hill assist and it holds the brakes for a couple seconds, so you can push the throttle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyj724 View Post
    If you have a code reader then clear the code with it. If not dissconnect the battery for awhile
    Disconnecting the battery will not always clear codes. Depending upon their severity, important codes are written into non-volatile memory so that they can still be read out in the event of power failure. Those have to be cleared with a scan tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donks View Post
    My ED had a CEL today. Service electronic throttle control. Lost all kinds of power. I'm guessing it went into Limp home mode. I limped it home to my driveway. I do not have a current obd II reader. how do I get it out of limp home mode? BTW, I was on a very steep incline with vehcles in front and back. I had my foot on the brake and gas pedals at the same time. I have read I'm not supposed to do that????? any help appreciated. Tomorrow is 1st day of deer, I really wanted to use my truck1
    I use both feet on the brake and accelerator pedal all the time on my very steep driveway, while maneuvering, and haven't thrown any codes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Honda View Post
    Why would you drive with 2 feet? It's totally unsafe. Besides, our trucks have a hill assist and it holds the brakes for a couple seconds, so you can push the throttle.

    It was a very steep hill. I was 3rd in line with a stop sign at the top. 2 cars were behind me on my a$$. I was just inching forward and didn't want to drift back. old school method. I grew up without hill assist. feather the brake as your inching forward.

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    I have found hill assist to work fairly well. However, on very steep hills I wouldn't trust it when a split second without braking could cause a severe accident, especially with the sometimes very slow throttle response.
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