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Old 10-30-2019, 06:07 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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Ok, 05 R/T....have you pulled any codes?
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Ok, 05 R/T....have you pulled any codes?
At least a dozen codes.
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At least a dozen codes.

Would probably help if you list them.........
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I have an 06 RT and it would give me the "Lightening Bolt" and die, restart fine and go, now it did this at the worse time to like pulling in traffic!! I will list what I did to trouble shoot the issue by order maybe that will help someone:
1) I cleaned every ground wire I could fine and sprayed with electronic cleaner the ECU and power connections....Result was better but still did the stall
2) I cleaned my throttle body with cleaner and wiped it clean..Result still died
3) Pulled the ECU and cleaned it real good again (the pins) and made sure they were not bent or loose...Result was better but still stalled.

Now each time it got better with the stalling, what it would do is act like you quickly turned the key off then right back on, so the car did not die but it would do a quick like back and forth and I would have to wait about 15 sec before it would go in gear (Move)

The very last thing I finally did was get me a new reman ECU unit and low and behold it runs fine now no issues!! When it was acting up it would throw 3 codes 1 for the ECU and 2 for the TCM. I got the replacement ECU for 299.00 not flagship one but another company, I hope this helps someone out and If you want the name of the other company I will get it I just cant remember the name right now.
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Evenings. What's the name of company that fixed your ECU?
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