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I have a 2011 Chrysler 200 S 3.6liter. The ETC light came on and slowly got me 10mins down the road, then doesnt move. It starts fine but when put in drive it doesnt move plus no Rpms. I have had 3 code readers hooked up to it and it throws No codes. I replaced the battery..nothing. I did replace the throttle body and still nothing. I am beyond flustered! I dont know where to go now. Any help would be wonderful! Thanks in Advance!!!😊

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2016 Chrysler 200 S, 1998 Sebring JX
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Welcome to the forum. Stop replacing parts and diagnose first.
There should be fault codes with these symptoms. It may need a more specialized tool than a generic OBDII code reader. Try interrogating the PCM with an advanced scan tool like a WiTech2 or equivalent. At this point, paying for a diagnostic fee at a shop may be worth it. Just to get an answer.
There are no Chrysler bulletins that describe a no-code failure like this.
I have included the troubleshoot procedures for P060D as a sample and to provide a simplified wiring diagram of the throttle, PCM and throttle body.

The Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) indicator gives an indication to the vehicle operator when the ETC system, or a circuit or component of the system is ineffective. The ETC indicator is controlled by a transistor on the instrument cluster circuit board based upon cluster programming and electronic messages received by the cluster from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) over the CAN data bus. Each time the ignition switch is turned to the ON position the ETC indicator is illuminated for about three seconds. The entire bulb test is a function of the instrument cluster.
The ETC indicator LED is completely controlled by the instrument cluster logic circuit, and that logic will only allow this indicator to operate when the instrument cluster receives a battery current input on the fused ignition switch output (run-start) circuit. Therefore, the LED will always be OFF when the ignition switch is in any position except ON or START. The LED only illuminates when it is provided a path to ground by the instrument cluster transistor. The instrument cluster will turn ON the ETC indicator for the following reasons:

  • ETC Indicator Lamp-On Message - Each time the cluster receives an electronic ETC indicator lamp-ON message from the PCM, the ETC indicator will be illuminated. The indicator can be flashed ON and OFF, or illuminated solid, as dictated by the PCM message. The indicator remains illuminated solid or continues to flash for about 12 seconds or until the cluster receives a lamp-OFF message from the PCM, whichever is longer. If the indicator is illuminated solid with the engine running the vehicle will usually remain drivable. If the indicator is flashing with the engine running the vehicle may require towing. A flashing indicator means the ETC system requires immediate service. The indicator will be extinguished when the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position.
  • Actuator Test - Each time the cluster is put through the actuator test, the ETC indicator will be turned ON, then OFF again during the bulb check portion of the test to confirm the functionality of the LED and the cluster control circuitry. The actuator test illumination of the ETC indicator is a function of the PCM.

The PCM continually monitors the ETC system circuits and sensors to decide whether the system is in good operating condition. The PCM then sends the proper lamp-ON or lamp-OFF message to the CCN. If the PCM sends a lamp-ON message after the bulb test, it indicates that the PCM has detected an ETC system malfunction or that the ETC system is ineffective. The PCM will store a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) for any malfunction it detects. Each time the ETC indicator fails to illuminate due to an open or short in the cluster ETC indicator circuit, the cluster sends a message notifying the PCM of the condition, then the CCN and the PCM will each store a DTC.


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