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#1 Old 02-04-2011, 02:59 AM
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red lightning bolt

ive been getting a lightning bolt every once in a while. my truck runs when i get it. but when i step on it, it chokes. if i dont pull over and restart it. th truck stops responding. whats wrong with my truck? i heard it got sumthing to do with my throttle body. is this sumthing i could fix? or do i have to take the truck to get looked at by a mechanic.
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#2 Old 02-04-2011, 05:53 AM
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Year, make, model and engine? Basically there's an issue with the wireless accelerator pedal not sending signals or the PCM/throttle body not getting signals.

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One DT member had a run-away Power Wagon and the problem was in the fly-by-wire TB. Get the truck to the dealer and have it checked before some happens.


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its a simple fix if you know about the wiring

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has nothing to do with wiring, one of three components in the system is malfunctioning and it needs to be put on scanner and checked out
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Mine came on this morning, turned truck off and restarted.. It was then gone and the truck ran fine.

I wonder if it has anything with the negative temps weve had?

Is there anything I can check before I goto the dealer, mastertech?

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Battery &/or alternator should be checked. That is the most common things anyways.

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Take your throttle body off the truck and clean it really good. Put it back on. Problem solved. Also check your air filter and make sure its not really dirty.
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Cleaning the TB on my 03 Hemi did the trick too.

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