Q: my check engine light came on a few weeks ago and said it was coolant issue light went out and a few days ago it came back on

asked by on December 19, 2016

my check engine light came on a few weeks ago and said it was coolant issue light went out and a few days ago it came back on and today the car flashed over heating and the electronic throttle light came on

My car has 52000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your vehicle has less than 60,000 miles and inasmuch as you mention a possible fault in the engine cooling system, you should check for warranty coverage under Chrysler’s 5 year/60,000 miles powertrain warranty. If you are not covered under the manufacturer warranty, I recommend you request an overheating diagnostic from YourMechanic simply because a car that is overheating is essentially inoperable. You will ruin the engine if it gets hot enough, by warping essential engine components, so overheating has to be resolved before the issue with the electronic throttle is addressed. In your case, inasmuch as the Check Engine Light (CEL) has come on as well, the Mechanic will download the diagnostic trouble codes that always set when the CEL illumuninates and use those trouble codes as clues to resolving the issue you are having.

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

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

My car has high miles and tonight it began "missing" and the engine does not seem as "smooth" as usual.

Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If the Check Engine Light has come on, then I would recommend retrieving the trouble codes as the possibilities could be many. Issues with the fuel...

Codes P0016 and P000b

Hi there. The P0016 code is a camshaft/crankshaft correlation bank(1) issue. The P000b is camshaft position slow response bank(1) issue. These codes together are an indication that camshaft timing is out of sync with the crankshaft. This problem has been...

Idle air valve calibration/adjustment

Hi there. It is suggested to have a bidirectional scan tool but it is not required. Verify the idle speed is within 650-750 rpm. You want to be at 700 rpm ideally. Connect data link connector terminals TEN & GND...

Related articles

P2066 OBD-II Trouble Code: Fuel Level Sensor “B” Performance
P2066 P2066 code definition Fuel Level Sensor “B” Performance What the P2066 code means P2066 is an OBD-II generic code for the engine control module (ECM) detecting the fuel level sensor “B” performance. The sensor output voltage is not accurate...
P0410 OBD-II Trouble Code: Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction
P0410 code definition Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction What the P0410 code means P0410 is an OBD-II generic code that the engine...
P0072 OBD-II Trouble Code: Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low
P0072 P0072 code definition Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input Depending on the type of vehicle these are some related OBD-II Diagnostic Trouble Codes: P0070: Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit P0071: Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Range/Performance P0073: Ambient...