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Old 10-30-2019, 07:07 PM
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Arrow That dreaded "lightning bolt".

...doesn't happen often, but it's occurring more frequently of late.
Usually occurs when I lift off the accelerator (slowing to a stop;Metro Atlanta rush-hour). The lightning bolt will appear in the instrument cluster. Generally, it will go away as soon as I reapply the accelerator. Occasionally, the lightning bolt will begin to flash upon reapplying the accelerator. Then I have to find a place to pull over, turn the motor off, & restart. Lightning bolt goes away, motor runs fine...'till the next time it happens.
This generally happens 2 or 3 times a day for 2 or 3 days. Then it won't happen again for 2 or 3 weeks.
Is this a "mechanical" thing or an "electrical" thing ?
Will cleaning the throttle body help ? Is the throttle body serviceable, or does it have to be replaced ?
Inquiring minds want to know !
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Why does no one ever put what year and model/engine they have lol?
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I had an 06 SRT8 Magnum that would do the same thing. Took me almost a year to figure out it was the throttle body sticking because it was so intermittent
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When mine did that it was the cam shaft and crank shaft sensors
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Thanks for the replies...
I've never been so excited about a car or so disappointed by one either.
Had the car ('05 RT) for about two years & it's been one problem after another.
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