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I was driving and all of a sudden at a traffic light my car

Customer Question

I was driving and all of a sudden at a traffic light my car shut off and the check engine and the red flashing light came on what can this be?
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: The check engine light stays came on when I turned the car on & I was going to have my dad have a look at it when I came back home the red lighting light flashes & it only comes on when the car shuts off
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: It's a 2005 Chrysler 300
JA: Are you fixing your 300 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: A family mechanic just switched out my water pump this past weekend and since then this has been happening before that I had no problems with my car
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that's it
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site... so the car starts. the check engine light stays on. what flashing red light are you talking about, the security light?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The red lighting light
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

i dont understand what you mean by lighting light????

Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

where is this lighting light located at?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It's the throttle control warlight
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I meant warning light
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

ok. now that makes sense. thanks

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No problem
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

Okay, thanks. If the warning light is coming on, there should be a fault code stored. Are you able to go to an auto parts store, such as NAPA or Auto Zone? They can do a code scan for free. If you can get the codes, and let me know, I can help you figure this out.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I can
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
But until tomorrow morning
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

ok. ill be waiting to see what the code is

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

any update?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Not yet I'm going to take it to get checked when I'm out of school
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

ok

Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

do you still need help?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Yea it said that the code was p0507 and it turned off while I was at a drive thru today
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

ok, ill get that information for you.

Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

the code is for idle speed higher than expected it can be caused by the following items:

Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor (APPS)
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Motor
Dirty Throttle Body
Vacuum Leak

I would start by having the throttle body cleaned if cleaning the throttle body does not work you will need a compatible scan tool to test the APP and Motor this would run $100 at shop

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