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-Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech
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Experience:  16 Yrs Chrysler/Dodge Technician. ASE Master Certified(L-1)
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The ESC, Electronic Throttle Control, and Malfunction

Customer Question

the ESC, Electronic Throttle Control, and Malfunction Indicator Lights are all being displayed and the car can not attain much speed - what is going on? - is it easy and inexpensive to fix?
it is a 2011 Dodge Caliber
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.

Good morning and welcome to JustAnswer!!

My name is ***** ***** I have worked for a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership for 19 years and I will do my best to help.

The first thing you will need to do is see what codes is has with a scantool.. Can you run by any parts store and have them read the codes free of charge and post the codes here so I can see what's going on?

Talk soon,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not really, Brad - the car will barely move - driving it to a parts store would be dangerous
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.

I'm here to help but I have no idea what's going on unless you can borrow a code reader or scantool to see what codes it has.. Also if it's a bad throttle body you will need a scantool anyway to relearn it or it won't rev up

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am going to need a few minutes to think - neither auto parts stores within a short distance of where my car is willing/able to use a scantool - one that I know will is a bit of a drive - it may be too dangerous to try and drive there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can get a scantool here - it will take a while - what do you want me to do about you?
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.
Just post the codes here when you have them.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how long do I have to get the codes?I
Expert:  -Brad- replied 1 year ago.
there is no deadline to have the codes read but the sooner you post them the sooner I can tell you what's wrong