Check Engine light code P1294
Yesterday evening I was driving my 2001 Dakota Quad Cab 4.7L. I was leaving a parking lot and accidently put the car in second gear instead of drive. I drove for about 4 or 500 feet before I noticed it and shifted to drive. About a mile or 2 down the road I got a check engine light.
After searching the internet I used the ignition key sequence on off on off on and got the code P1294. I looked it up on the internet. The code supposedly means "target idle rpm not reaching +200". Since I did not find out what the code means before I drove it this morning I will have to check in about 20 minutes if it is idleing low or high. I did not notice anything unusual on the drive into work.
How can I reset the code to see if it will come back? If it comes back what could be the cause?
I also drove my truck about 500 miles that day, from Phoenix to Nogales and back. The light did not come on at any time during my trip.
I recently (about 2 months ago) had the spark plugs replaced, the throttle body cleaned, and "de-carbonized", and the fuel pump replaced.
I will post further info later in the day as I will be away from my office.