Engine Malfunction Light came on & Stays On - Rubi Loses Power
Yesterday afternoon, while driving in city traffic at around 30 mph, all of a sudden, I lost all power, all the dash lights came on and the red lighnting bolt warning light (which is the Electronic Throttle Control, ETC) starting flashing, and the Engine Malfunction light came on solid.The engine continued to run, but it was running terribly and idled very rough. I stopped the car in a median on the road, pulled out the owners manual and read the meaning of the codes. I drove the car very slowly to a store my family was headed to about 2 miles away, parked outside and turned the motor off while I studied the manual some more.
I called the dealer and their service department was just closing for the weekend. After about 10 minutes of my wife's shopping, I fired up the motor again, and it seemed to be running perfectly again but the Engine Malfunction light remained on, solid. I drove to my home, about 10 miles away, and the Rubi drove like normal on the highway.
I fired up the motor a couple more times yesterday evening while washing and waxing it and it seemed to be running normally but the EML light remained on, solid. Other than the one time, the red ETC light never came back on or flashed.
This is a January built Rubicon. What should I do when I take it in in first thing Monday morning. Even though I am a January build, am I still flash-eligible?
Will the fact that the EML light has stayed on solid throughout facilitate the obtaining of the OBD codes and help the tech diagnose the problem?
2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Stone White (Born Jan. 31, 2007). Auto, Power Convenience, Side airbag, 6-disc CD, Sirius, Deep Tint, Tow package, rubber and carpet mats, Freedom top