2011 Jeep Patriot Dash Lights
I have been having this issue for about a week or two now. When it first happened I had just replaced my rear turn signals to LED ones. When I turned my key on to make sure they were working these two lights came on. One which looked like my traction control light(ESC stability control malfunction warning light) and one that looked like a lightning bolt with backwards parentheses symbols )(. I turned the key off and back on and they were gone. Same thing happened about two more times. Then yesterday 4/12/16 on my way to work at 3:30pm I came to a stop behind a school bus. These same lights came on and when I hit the gas, there was no power. I eventually got up to 25mph before I had to turn on the road to work. I got it to the parking lot, shut it off and let it sit overnight. Got to it this morning, did a "pedal reset". Turned the key on, pushed in the gas pedal for 15 seconds, let it out for 15 seconds, turned the key off and back on. It started right up. I don't know if its a coincidence or if it actually worked. I also tried spraying Throttle Body Cleaner down the hose but I think it just flooded the engine. Since the motor is flipped about a 180 degree turn everything is in a weird place so I couldn't get to the actual throttle body to touch the flapper. I took it to the garage and they couldn't get the lights to come on. So here I am, wondering if I get in it and go on my 2.5 hour driver this weekend if it's going to leave me stranded. PLEASE HELP!!! I tried to include as much info as possible, sorry for such a long post. The mechanic said I might just have to replace the throttle body which all in all will be about $300 for parts and labor but if I can do a cheap fix, obviously I would rather go that route. Thank you everyone in advance for your help!!!!!