Help! Electronic throttle control error while towing?!

Help! Electronic throttle control error while towing?!

This is a discussion on Help! Electronic throttle control error while towing?! within the RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanical forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; I’m 300 miles away from home towing our trailer on holidays, and got the ETC error p0234 and limp mode. I have 5000 miles on ...

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    RAM Jr Member AOFA's Avatar
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    Help! Electronic throttle control error while towing?!

    I’m 300 miles away from home towing our trailer on holidays, and got the ETC error p0234 and limp mode. I have 5000 miles on the truck and have had a GDE tune since new. Any suggestions?
    Planning on going to the dealership in the morning.

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    Update, unhooked from the trailer, unplugged ECM for ten min, plugged it back in, went for a drive, and no limp mode. Engine light is still on though...

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    Stop in any auto parts store and have them pull the code for you. Have them reset the CEL too.

    You can pull the codes and reset them with the Torque Pro app ($5) and a bluetooth OBD dongle.
    2016 Laramie CC 6'4", Delmonico Red, GDE Hot tune and Trans tune, External oil cooler, PPE Trans pan

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    I had a shop in a small town pull the code, p0234. He couldn’t clear it though..

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    Im in the exact same boat as you I just posted a lengthy post on the general discussions page. Hopefully somebody has had the issue and has a fix for it.

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    The truck is in the shop now, after many stops and code erases on the way home.
    I will post here when I get some results.

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    Mine too i will update both posts with the results!!

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