My car will not accelerate?

20

Asked by Feather Mar 21, 2017 at 11:46 AM about the 2005 Chrysler 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Chrysler 300 and it will not go barely above 5mph when I press
the gas. It does rev up. It is not the throttle body. I have already taken it to 4
shops and they all thought it was the throttle body, but that did not seem to fix
the problem. When this happens there is a red lightning bolt that flashes on
the dash. Someone PLEASE help me!

19 Answers

200

I just towed my 2006 to a shop for the exact same issue, when you start your car does it idle rough and feel like everything is shaking? If you put it in gear from Park to drive, does it get worse? When you are driving it, the lightning bolt light flashes? If all this matches, I will let you know what the shop tells me, I have already been to 2 shops that told me nothing was wrong.

16 people found this helpful.
280,225

That sounds like a slipping transmission or it could possibly be a transmission control problem. I would take it to a good transmission shop for diagnosis.

1 people found this helpful.
200

I thought it might be my trans. As well but the shop swapped a map sensor, cleaned out ETC then after they told me all was well, cylinder 1 was misfiring. I took it to an auto/electric mechanic so hopefully this will be the last visit to a shop for a while.

4 people found this helpful.
20

@Grindin247 yes, all of those are happening! Please keep me updated!

2 people found this helpful.
140

That is a air leak in your manifold. Check all hoses connect to it.

4 people found this helpful.
140

I had the same problem that lightning bolt is a loose hose. The recently behind the manifold is classic for coming out the manifold because it's metal and the gasket goes bad on it. Find the air leak and that should fix it.

10 people found this helpful.

I have the same proble did u fix the proble

I have the same problem my mechanic got the code for the throttle body car ran fine for about 45 mims now doing it again i was told ita the accelerate pedel sensor please tell me its not my trans

80

vacuum leak from the EGR pipe or where it goes into the intake manifold.

50

This is hilarious. Im hearing sensors this sensors that. I just chnged my 300 water pump those idiots at chrysler put it behind the timing belt. I have no tranny dipstick, bot i have a hole for one, my a/c recharge valve is positioned under the aluminum refrigerant line, so i cant use a store bought can to recharge. Chryslers are garbage. Aluminum engines and plastic everywhere else.

5 people found this helpful.
10

Your lightning bolt is due to a EGR or ERG valve stuck open/close. Rought $50 to $60 dollar part. Between firewall an motor closer to the passenger side. What was causing every problem listed on this page.

1 people found this helpful.

Ok so you are saying that the egr valve has to be replaced to take the lightning bolt off and this will fix the acceleration problem and the poor idleness?

My car is doing the same thing replaced egr vavle cleaned the egr tube and replaced seal on tube going into inatke. I replaced my throttle body my pedal sensor and pcm!!!! What could be the issue?????? I go for miles then the red lightning bolt comes on and I have no acceleration and have to pull over. Then I start it again it's fine for a while but always does it again? Could it be a loose wire somewhere ?

My 300 just stared today..it moves when its in drive or reverse..but when i press on the gas all it does is rev up the engine..

50

Check for airflow obstruction between the airfilter and throttle body. I had the same symptoms. Turned out to be some paper towels stuck in the airway, before the throttlebody. I put them their when I replaced the timing belt. Duhh

10

I have read that it is an issue with the engine wiring harness having a wire break from moving so much, a tech said he learned that and that is what has fixed all the ones with them issues that have came into his shop.

1 people found this helpful.

Please I have the same problem can someone help me?

Your Answer:

300

Looking for a Used 300 in your area?

CarGurus has 767 nationwide 300 listings starting at $2,500.

Postal Code:

Chrysler 300 Experts

  • #1
    Jetlounge
    Reputation
    4,260
  • #2
    GuruV78CQ
    Reputation
    1,720
  • #3
    G A Arne
    Reputation
    1,640
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
33 Great Deals out of 781 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Mustang
23 Great Deals out of 1,903 listings starting at $1,048
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
96 Great Deals out of 4,746 listings starting at $1,938
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
13 Great Deals out of 714 listings starting at $6,871
Used Chevrolet Impala
19 Great Deals out of 913 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Durango
38 Great Deals out of 917 listings starting at $5,995
Used Cadillac CTS
15 Great Deals out of 215 listings starting at $3,495
Used Honda Accord
61 Great Deals out of 1,892 listings starting at $1,970
Used Nissan Maxima
24 Great Deals out of 409 listings starting at $3,995
Used Cadillac Escalade
18 Great Deals out of 696 listings starting at $5,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
112 Great Deals out of 10,338 listings starting at $3,655
Used Ford F-150
194 Great Deals out of 12,444 listings starting at $2,197

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Chrysler 300 For Sale
7 listings starting at $46,108
2019 Chrysler 300 For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 193 listings starting at $24,450
2018 Chrysler 300 For Sale
101 listings starting at $20,907
2017 Chrysler 300 For Sale
63 listings starting at $16,995
2016 Chrysler 300 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 54 listings starting at $17,288

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.