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Good luck with that. The lightning bolt light is for throttle body/throttle control. Autozone and several repair shops turned me away. They said dealer only, no parts available. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I do hope you can find an alternative. If you do, please share it with us..Stock '07 SXT 90k miles
About 3 weeks ago the old lightening bolt light came on. I read that the first thing to try was new spark plugs. So i replaced those and it ran perfect until last night.
Wife was driving home she said it started bucking around 3k RPM again. She kept driving, light came and starting bucking, would not pass 15 mph. Pulled over shut off, turned on, ran fine for a few miles. then starting bucking again and stalled. Turn off and on again drove a another mile with the light flashing, started vibrating and stalled again. Tried off and on again one last time. Started to drive, vibrated and stall when brakes applied.
Im pretty handy and hope there is something I can do to fix without bring to dealer. I wonder if autozone can scan the brain for me?
It’s probably the throttle bodyToday I was driving on the highway, and a Red Lightning Bolt started to flash on my dash, and the car immediately lost power while driving, and went into a limp mode from what I could tell. While limping on the side of the road, and red light still blinking, the Traction Control Light came on as well. I managed to get over enough, throw the hazards on and turn off the car. I waited a few minutes, and turned the car on, and things seemed fine. I proceeded to drive and BAM! It happened again!
I managed to get myself turned around and stopped at a gas station. Turned the car off, and had a phone call with my Dad and Mom, about the issue. I then decided to come home, with problem still occuring. Every gear, I can gain maybe 7-8mph and 40mph being the highest in 5th gear. I managed to limp a little closer to home.
My Parents called back, and said to shut the car off, and leave it alone for 5 min+ and then turn it back on. I did just that, and the problem seemed cured, and I drove home. Once home, I proceeded to reset the battery (like the nsrt4s) I let it sit for about 5 minutes unplugged and reconnected the battery. Started the car, and the problem is back without having to drive, and it is idling at 1.5k and sounds real horrible.
So I unplugged the battery again. and came into the house, to come post this thread, and hopefully find out what may be the problem. The car is already out of warranty at 38,883 miles.
Also, the only thing the car has is a K&N Drop in Filter (from like 35k ago) and a muffler delete (like 30k ago)
So can you guys PLEASE help?