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Chrysler 300: electronic throttle control system

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electronic throttle control system
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Brad replied 5 years ago.

Brad :

Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer, My name is Brad and I will be assisting you.. Have you had the system checked for codes?

JACUSTOMER-nfx5e1c6- :

no

Brad :

Can you do this for me:

Brad :

Start with the ignition off. Within five seconds, switch the key on, off, on, off, on. (On is *not* start!) The "check engine" light will flash. Count the flashes Each code is a two digit code, so a (for example) 23 would be FLASH FLASH (pause) FLASH FLASH FLASH (loong pause) It will never flash more than 9 times, watch for pauses!

Brad :

Or P- codes will flash in dash

JACUSTOMER-nfx5e1c6- :

engine light didn't flash, no p codes

JACUSTOMER-nfx5e1c6- :

that is correct

Brad :

Ok just a sec

Brad :

What engine do you have?

JACUSTOMER-nfx5e1c6- :

2.7

Brad :

ok thank you

Brad :

Does it run fine, besides the light being on?

JACUSTOMER-nfx5e1c6- :

no, loses power, having to stop, place in park, resets, "fix" lasts short term.

Brad :

Ok, you need to have the codes retrieved first.. Auto zone, Advanced auto, etc usually will scan your vehicle for free... When you get the codes I can walk you thru the diagnostics... It could be a faulty Throttle body, wiring, or a software update that is needed....

Brad :

I need to know what the computer is saying is wrong so I can assist you in fixing it

JACUSTOMER-nfx5e1c6- :

Use my problem to request a recall from Chrylser. I am not the only one with this problem, Chrylser needs to made this right.

Brad :

I understand that you are having problems... However in order for me to help you correct it, I will need for you to get your vehicle scanned for codes....

JACUSTOMER-nfx5e1c6- :

i will follow your advice and visit Auto Zone.

Brad :

After you get them, I can assist you in diagnosing the codes to find out whats happening