solved... for now
after cleaning out the throttle body and disconnecting the battery to reset the computer i was still getting the error msg and no performance with stall-outs.
i remember coming across a thread that mentioned if you open the driver side door there is a compartment that houses wires for the Throttle/TAC whatever... i popped that open and saw droplets of water on the inside of the pannel, and sure enough on part of the wire connector (The long grey one 10+ pins, not the yellow one 4 pin i think)
disconnected and dried with some manual wind power and a paper towel and everything works... no error message/check engine light and thanks to cleaning out the throttle body a little extra pickup i think.
thanks for the help
edit: also made the trip home with no issues
Last edited by rensign; 02-15-2012 at 12:43 PM.