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Red lightning bolt shaped light flashing on right of instrument cluster and loss of power to engine, engine fault light is permamnetly on

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?

No continues to blink

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Lightning?

My Grand Cherokee is 2009

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

EGR, plug control and plugs

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

Don't think so

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: UK Car
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UK Auto Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hi, my name is Jay

The red lightning bolt is an indicator that the computer is limiting throttle opening due to a fault in the system of the computer and can be a sensor failure or other type of fault. The check engine light is an indication that the computer has stored one of hundreds of possible codes pointing to the fault in the system. Have you had the computer scanned to find the stored codes stored?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
previous scans indicated boost pressure issues, the egr solved that
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Hi Im not with the car now, looking for possible causes
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
sorry, got to go to a meeting now, hope this can be resolved
UK Auto Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago
You will need to get scanned for codes stored and let me know what codes you get and then I can help you since there are several codes that can cause the computer to go into failure mode
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UK Auto Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago
Let me know when you get the codes later today. You can get free scan at any parts store.
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