When I start my 06 magnum SRT8 it revs up really high and I have to shut it down.

10

Asked by Sep 21, 2014 at 11:18 PM about the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I don't drive it much. When I went to start it, battery was dead. I charged it enough to start
it and when it did It revved up really high it idled down slowly, when I gave it gas it revved
up again and I had to shut it down.. Help!!

13 Answers

70,315

Is engine light on?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

No I didn't see any.. Last time I drove it was fine.. It's been about a month since last I drove it

36,185

Try my Chicken Soup approach. Disconnect the battery for about a half hour. Fully change the disconnected battery on the deep slow cycle. AutoZone and Advanced Auto Parts will do this for free. This will allow the car's computer to reset itself. My gut feeling is that the ECU is "confused", for the lack of a better word, with the low voltage then suddenly get hit with a full charge. When you reconnect the battery turn the key on to the running position with out starting it for 30 seconds or so. That will "wake up" the ECU. I call it Chicken Soup because it couldn't hurt.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
70,315

Agree,That would be the first approach,

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Thank you! I'll try that tomorrow. Magnums seem to be very finicky,but a lot of fun!! I think I need to put more miles on it..

36,185

Yeah. Your Magnum just emailed me and said its tired of sitting around just looking pretty. It wants to go somewhere..... and go there FAST :-)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
4,885

Clean the throttle body. With a car that doesn't see a lot of use, the pivot area can get gummed. There is only a small spring to return the blade to 'idle' position so hanging rev's is a result. Try it.

10

Ok I got a new battery,I tried the chicken soup, did not work. I tried cleaning the throttle body, no luck. But I narrowed it down to the gas pedal. I can grab the gas pedal and work it manually, I rev it up and as long as I pull the gas pedal back it works ok.

70,315

Spray throttle cable and butterfly in throttle body,with a little cleaner,and the follow with a few shot,s of wd40.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

I didn't see a throttle cable going to my throttle body, I think it's electronic. The problem seems to be in the gas pedal, not at the throttle body.. The pedal when pressed returns back slowly..it's not really sticking. And my throttle body spring closes the butterfly with no problem. I don't know anything about how the gas pedal functions on the magnums. But I do know the problem seems to be the pedal.

10

From some search on the net the pedal is called accelerator pedal position censor. And I'm now thinking its bad. Is there any resetting on these pedals I should know about?

36,185

If the Chicken Soup approach didn't work then it's unlikely that you can reset it any other way.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Ok thanks guys!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Magnum

Looking for a Used Magnum in your area?

CarGurus has 636 nationwide Magnum listings starting at $2,581.

ZIP:

Dodge Magnum Experts

  • #1
    Norm Davis
    Reputation
    350
  • #2
    Miguel Carrasco
    Reputation
    340
  • #3
    XS22L9R
    Reputation
    280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
457 Great Deals out of 33,917 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chrysler 300
322 Great Deals out of 19,515 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Durango
371 Great Deals out of 24,204 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
566 Great Deals out of 34,345 listings starting at $1,100
Used Dodge Ram 1500
417 Great Deals out of 11,116 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
583 Great Deals out of 39,799 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
793 Great Deals out of 41,831 listings starting at $1,987
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,041 Great Deals out of 72,264 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford F-150
3,218 Great Deals out of 223,765 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,660 Great Deals out of 174,213 listings starting at $955
Used Dodge Dakota
95 Great Deals out of 3,637 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Corvette
159 Great Deals out of 17,387 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda Accord
1,075 Great Deals out of 74,235 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 For Sale
11 listings starting at $10,900

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.