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2007 Jeep Compass - Won't start

My 2007 Jeep Compass won’t start but it does crank and the ETC light comes on red

The ETC light indicates a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control system.

If the electronic throttle body doesn’t open slightly to allow air into the engine, the engine isn’t going to start.

Try slightly stepping on the accelerator pedal while attempting to start the engine. If the engine starts but stalls as soon as the accelerator is released, it points to a problem with the ETC system.

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