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Our local mechanic said it was an electrical trottle

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Our local mechanic said it was an electrical trottle malfunction - no power and lightning bolt warning light is on

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Can start it and the light comes on after about 5 min. wont go over 30

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Lightning?

2009 grand cherokee

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

Nothing, but mechanic said it was gas pedal sensor and trottle sensor under the hood but they cant fix it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just how much and if a local mechanic can fix it

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Jeep
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Jeep Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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Jeep Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 7 months ago

It very well could need a new electronic throttle body, the problem with replacing is that it does require programming and a lot of independent shops haven't invested in the equipment needed to do that. Is that why he said he couldn't replace it? thanks.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thank you, ***** ***** help
said he didn't have the equipment and would need bigger garage to handle it,
how much would the part cost
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
hello?
Jeep Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 7 months ago

I am here, is this a v8 engine. 4.7 or 5.7? thank you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
4.7
Jeep Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Alright, probably looking at 2-300$ for the part. and then an hour or so to program it, replacing it isn't that difficult, takes about an hour or less to replace it. Is there any specific Jeep independent shops in your area? That specialize in Jeep and dodge?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no but I do have someone I can take it too
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
if I can get the part
Jeep Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Alright, I would recommend rockauto.com for the part, that will save you the most money. You could also check Napa and Oreilly as well but I believe they will be at least 10-20% more. here is the link.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/jeep,2009,grand+cherokee,4.7l+v8,1443406,fuel+&+air,throttle+body,6472

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Jeep Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you!

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Jeep Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 7 months ago

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