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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take throttle body off, clean Throttle Body with Carburator cleaner. I had same problem and its the ethynol in fuel that creates a build up in the throttle body which creates this problem. I did what a friend of mine said to do (service manager at Dodge Dealership) it hasnt happened again.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
Not sure if this will work for you but worth a shot. I own a 2005 dodge neon. I know the ecu's are different but maybe dodge was smart and made all the cars this way. Insert you key into ignition. Turn key forward until you are at the last position right before the car starts to crank over. Repeat this for a total of three times then on your digital odometer display, you will see a set of numbers displayed. this will be your code for the malfanction(s) that set your check engine light. Like I said, it might not work on your car but give it a shot. If not, rent an obdII scanner and get your codes. Then you know where to start looking to fix your problem.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
SOURCE: bas light dodge magnum
Same thing happened to my 2005 dodge magnum. Took it to the shop, we thought it was a computer issue. Flashed the computer and it didn't help. It ended up being the thermostat and some other parts. The shop had to remove the whole front grille to replace a part that went straight through the top of the engine. The part is plastic and had cracked and was slowly spewing coolant all over the engine. The car was basically overheating but so little that it was not evident at first. Once they replaced all of that the lights stopped coming on. Very frustrating to say the least.
Posted on Dec 04, 2011
It sounds to me like you need to find a mechanic that knows what he is doing. The "Red lighning bolt" Is the electroninc throttle control (ETC) warning lamp. Your mechanic is probably not getting any codes because he is probably using a cheap generic OBD code reader that can only access continuous memory fault codes. Most of these code readers cannot access current codes, manufacturer specific codes, or read the data stream from the computer.
You should also access the OBD readiness monitors to see if any of them are showing "Not Complete". This can be a very good indication that the PCM is losing battery power intermittently. There are several things that can be tested and verified without any codes.
With all that said, you should also be aware that 2005 Dodge Magnums that fit certain VIN criteria, equipped with 2.7L engines are subject to a service campaign (voluntary manufacturer recall) for problems with the electronic throttle control systems. If you do not know if this recall has been completed already on your vehicle, I would recommend that you contact your local dealer and have them run your VIN to see if this bulletin applies to your vehicle, and if so, has the recall been completed. You might just get the thing fixed for FREE!
The Service Campaign Bulletin number is D29, Dated July 2004
Related Reference Number: RC-D29-04
Otherwise, the only other suggestion I have for you is to take it to a different mechanic. It only took me about 5 minutes to come up with the information I have posted here. Any auto tech worth his salt could have given you the same information in about as much time as this has taken me....
Posted on Apr 09, 2012
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