Had my 08 avenger sxt 2 weeks now and all good until today. I did what a friend of mine said to do service manager at Dodge Dealership it hasnt happened again. When restarted after, two symbols came up on dash and poor idling. Took it to the shop, we thought it was a computer issue. I would love to try and help, but you've gotta give me something to work o … ff of!.
Other than that their is lots of good folk here that will maybe point you in the right direction when they read this thread! Your Air Bag light does the same thing. I want to fix it and can afford to. That means the alternator is not recharging the battery, and that is to be expected because it has to be spinning to do its thing. A dead battery can cause the error lights. I was driving home from my brother in laws, doing about 45, when the engine just cuts out for a millisecond, but long enough for me to notice. The battery would only last about half an hour on its own.
I'm getting this same problem. Checked the pos cable at the battery, it was fine. It ended up being the thermostat and some other parts. We did the key dance checking for codes and it said it was something to do with the throttle response or something to that affect. It would overheat to the point where it wouldn't start right away after shutting it off and it wouldn't blow hot air and rhe temp gauge wouldn't rise.
Posted on Oct 27, 2012 The Lightning Bolt is usually an electrical indication. Once that is taken care of and the problem no long occurs, those fault codes typically erase automatically by themselves. Well, maybe not a happy ending after all. At lunch time about 5 hours later I went out to lunch and the engine light was off, the car drive fine and there seems to be no signs of trouble, except when I turn I hear a little scrapping but I think it's just snow around the tire or really close to the tires, I looked under car and saw nothing dragging. Does it stall at stoplights, stopsigns, etc?. I was able to turn the key and the lightning bolt is still showing yet the car wont turn over and now the battery is dead.
Last night when I got in my dodge charger, it was completely dead, when I turned the key there was no sign of battery life. The check engine light may remain on. This will better guide you toward troubleshooting and repair or replacement of necessary parts. H,i very hard to say what the problem is, does sound like a loose connection or the battery going bad. As has been recommended above, have the battery load tested. The car has refused to start since then.
Once I added enough coolant the light would turn off and heater would work fine. If you get notice that your email address is banned when you try to sign up, it is because its been banned due to spammers using the provider, or too many members bouncing emails we send back to us via the free provider! Lightning bolt in half circles and what looked like abs light. If the light remains lit with the engine running your vehicle will usually be drivable, however, see your dealer for service as soon as possible. I bought mine 7 months ago off of Ebay and my car has been fine since day 1. If you know how to use jumper cables, you have the skills necessary to tighten that nut, but be careful that whatever tool you use, it doesn't touch that nut and anything metal on the body or engine at the same time.
Stopped at the beer store after work and when I came out and started it up I got the flashing lightning bolt throttle control warning. Also check engine light on I have not to retrieved codes yet any ideas? The part is plastic and had cracked and was slowly spewing coolant all over the engine. Get a code reader and scan the engine for any logged codes. Without diagnostic codes that is the best I can do to help you. I did what a friend of mine said to do service manager at Dodge Dealership it hasnt happened again.
What is causing these dash lights? I cant seem to find what those wire lead to. I'm so sorry I can't explain what I am looking at because I don't know. Does it stall when the engine is hot or cold or warm?. The car was basically overheating but so little that it was not evident at first. . I have a 2007 dodge caliber 2. Then two dash lights came on, one is a red battery and the other is a red lightning bolt.
The lightning bolt normally relates to something electrical but they wouldn't put two lights on there for the same thing. A serious design problem in the Charger from 2006. If the light does not during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer. No I didn't, but that hard wobble at idle your describing sounds like what it feels like when you have a misfiring cylinder, but you should have a code if that was the case. Also be sure your intake hose is secure on both ends. We found out chipmunks chewed on some wires, in the harness, so I had that replaced. The light should turn off.
Yours being an 08 model the battery is due for renewing if its the original? The light will come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain on briefly as a bulb check. It's due for a wax and spit shine next week, I'll post up some pictures then. Especially if its pulling timing and your noticing a decrease in performance. I got out and monkyed with the positve cable at both ends and finally got it going. I'm not sure what the other light is.