2007 Dodge Caliber
Engine size: 4 cyl
Warning lights: lightning bolt?
Question: Lightning bolt light came on care will not start or take a battery jump.

Answer: This light should not cause the engine to not crank over like a dead battery. But it can cause it to crank over but not start. This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control system. If a problem is detected the light will come on while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the vehicle is completely stopped and the gear selector is in the PARK position. The light should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine running your vehicle will usually be drivable, however, see your dealer for service as soon as possible or go to Autozone and have them read the codes for you for free. If the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehcle may require towing. The light will come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain on briefly as a bulb check.

More Auto Repair Help


Be Social With Us !

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0
    • No comments yet.

    Latest Articles

    2002 Monte Carlo ABS Traction ...

    2002 Monte Carlo SS. When I go to turn and apply brakes, ...

    How To Replace Dimmer Switch ...

    1996 Chevy Suburban. Question: how to remove dimmer switch ...

    Key stuck in ignition and ...

    Question: HAVE 2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS AND AM HAVING TROUBLE ...

    1999 Mercury Cougar Runs Bad ...

    1999 Mercury Cougar. Engine Size : 2.5 v6 Question: When ...

    How Things Work

    Does My Car Need A Front End Alignment?

    Why should you get a front end alignment? Improper front end alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear. Over years of driving, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to the life of your tires. Most tires are replaced because of premature wear caused by the front end being out of alignment. When the front end is line properly, this makes it easier for the car to roll. Read more...

    Common Engine Codes

    Code P0171 Fuel Trim Error

    The powertrain control module (PCM) controls the air/fuel metering system in order to provide the best possible combination of driveability, fuel economy and emission control. Fuel delivery is controlled differently during Open and Closed Loop. During Open Loop, the PCM determines fuel delivery based on sensor signals, without oxygen sensor (O2S) input.

    Read more...