Q: Have a Chrysler 200 2014 with a 2.4l engine, have the etc light and engine light on, there is a clicking coming from throttle body

asked by on

2014 Chrysler 200 dual vvt 2.4L Engine Am out of town visiting family in Maryland, on the interstate, right after a traffic cluster cleared up my etc light came on, tried to give it gas and couldn't get over 15mph, pulled over, was towed to safe area, now when started the car idles immediately to 2k rpm and roughly. Before starting, when key hits on position, there is hard clicking sound from the throttle body, I'm low on funds and can't afford to take to shop and get hit over the head, I tried to get a code read on it but the reader came up with nothing. Being the throttle control light is on, and the hard clicking from the throttle body,should I buy new throttle body and replace it?

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, The red lightning bolt indicates that there is a problem wit the electronic throttle control unit. This may be for a specific reason or may be due to a slight glitch. Try resetting the throttle control unit by doing the following:

Insert ignition key and turn to "ON" position but do not start the engine Wait for all the warning lights to go out. The check engine light may remain on. Slowly depress the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor. Slowly release the accelerator pedal until it is all the way back up at the rest position. Turn the ignition key to "OFF" position. Start the engine and test the throttle by see if the engine will throttle up.

This is often a procedure that must be repeated in the event the battery is ever disconnected. You will also want to have the computer scanned to check for any fault codes that may have been logged as a result of the lightning bolt showing up in the dash. If this does not correct your problem, I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Have a Chrysler 200 2014 with a 2.4l engine, have the etc light and engine light on, there is a clicking coming from throttle body

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: chrysler 2012 200,horn does not honk when you lock it with the remote

First check the vehicle settings. If you have a Menu button on the steering wheel, follow these instructions: Press and release the MENU button until “Personal Settings” displays. Press and release the DOWN button to display the following programmable features:Sound...

Q: P0900 fault code related to 15B22 TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING FOR OVERT TCM FAILURE WARNING ford recall

The occurrence of code P0900 is probably not related to Service Campaign 15B22. That service campaign was initiated by Ford because TCM's were failing to set codes (illuminate the check engine light) when faults occur. Your situation is the exact...

Q: Can a faulty repair of radiator and coolant flush with repair of housing lead to engine breakdown?

It is tough to say that the prior repair did in fact cause this, although it is possible. If any of these components are not properly installed, this can cause coolant to get into the engine causing major damage. If...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...