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2006 Chrysler 300 car won't go over 25 mph and the ect light…

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2006 Chrysler 300 car won't go over 25 mph and the ect light came on. Parked car and a half hour later it ran fine. Went a couple of weeks running fine and it happened again. It had a bad battery that kept dying every week or so. Changed battery and thought problem would go away, but it happened again.

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

Took the battery to a battery store and they checked it. Said it wasn't holding a charge. Got a new battery and car ran fine for a few weeks. Yesterday the wife was driving it and the rpm's went way up and the car wouldn't go over 25 mph. Parked it and the ECT light was on. Now it runs fine again and the light is off. This has happened twice now. Before I changed the battery it had to be jumped a few times before we realized the battery was dead. But, it has a good battery now and it happened again.

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

Haven't done anything yet. Just trying to figure out what the ETC light might mean. Electronic Throttle Control is bad or does the computer need to be reset.

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Chris
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will assist you today. Usually when this happens, the Electronic Throttle Body is failing, or you have a medium to large vacuum leak. Which engine do you have in your 300?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hemi

Okay, check for any vacuum leaks (check EGR tube). If there are none, then have the Throttle Body replaced. I am 99% sure this will take care of it.

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