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The eletric throttle control light is coming on after I

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The eletric throttle control...

The eletric throttle control light is coming on after I drove about maybe 5 miles

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The eletric throttle control light symbol

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?

2015 chrysler 200 limited

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 300 yourself? What have you tried so far?

It's a chrysler 200

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Chrysler Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago
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Chrysler Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Most of the time when then electric throttle light is lit, it indicates a problem with the electric throttle body. There should be a code set in memory. Do you have a way to check the engine codes in the vehicles computer?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The eletric throttle control light symbol coming on in my chrysler 200 its a 2015
Chrysler Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Most of the time when then electric throttle light is lit, it indicates a problem with the electric throttle body. There should be a code set in memory. Do you have a way to check the engine codes in the vehicles computer?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No I'm trying to see what should I do and see how much it costs
Chrysler Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Ok. The problem should be addressed because depending on whats wrong the vehicle could go into a limp mode.

I will give you your options on what you should do. But first, do you plan on working on it yourself, or taking it to a mechanic?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Taking it to a mechanic
Chrysler Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Ok. A mechanic will first check the codes that are stored in the engine computer and then perform some diagnostic steps to try and locate the source of the problem. Depending on if you go to an independant garage or a dealer you will pay 50-100 dollars for it to be checked. THen once the problem is discovered then can get you a price on the part and labor to replace it.

If you actually do need the throttle body, it is about 250 dollars.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What is the throttle body and what it does
Chrysler Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

The throttle body is on the engine and it is what electronically opens and closes when you step on accelerator pedal to give the engine more rpms. It is an important input to the engine and that is why it had its own trouble light on the dash.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Is the car drivable
Chrysler Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Yes the car is driveable. But there is always a chance if the fault occurs again the car could go into a limp home mode with limited throtttle actuation.

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Chrysler Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Do you have any more questions on this issue for me?

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