Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Star, Mississippi
Caution to anyone wanting to put a throttle controller on your Camaro. First of all I'm a shady tree mechanic, don't have a lot of money so I have done most of the work on my Camaro. Did the cam swap in my car and no problems. I have done lots of other things to my car with no problems/codes.
I never liked the lag or response time when pressing on the gas petal. Talk to a guy with throttle controller installed and say he loved the way it made his car run. I did a little research on throttle controllers but not as much as I should have. So after Christmas I installed the throttle controller in my car and it did make a noticeable difference in the response of the throttle. Not long after while out driving I got the Engine Power is Reduced. I had stopped in a parking lot and when I went to crank up the car, that's when the message came up. I thought it was a one time occurrence but now it does it all the time. Took the Throttle Controller out disconnected the battery over night and still have the problem. Hooked up a Code reader and now showing C0242 and P0601. I'm lost and not sure what to do next. I would have it towed to a dealer but I don't want to be charged out the ass for the dealer to say it's this or that and not have the problem fixed. Never had a problem with the car until installing the throttle controller. I have spent many hours researching on the computer and come to find out that this seems to be a common theme. For some no problems but for others they are left scratching their heads trying to figure what happened. I even called the company, not to get my money back, but to ask what have been the most common problems that have occurred after installing the controller. Just received an email from the company referencing a thread on Camaro5. I read the thread and the guy in the thread had never installed a throttle controller on his car then the last part of the email stated it was not their product that caused the problem. From what I have read on this site and many others that the product is the problem but I have been unable not found a common fix for the issue. Is there anyone that has gotten their problem fixed? is there a common fix or mutible fixes?
For anyone looking to install a throttle controller in your car, do the research! If I could do it over again I would save my money. Beware of the risks!