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Input turbine speed sensor B has stopped working
Hello and thank you for your question. It sounds like the input turbine speed sensor B has failed or lost connection to the engine control module (ECM). You will first need to check the wiring to the sensor and see...
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Limp mode - Honda N WGN
It is possible that the issue could be related to your throttle relay. The throttle relay would be located in your power distribution box under the hood. I would recommend swapping it with a similar relay to determine if the...
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Warning: Engine Malfunction! Reduced Power: Engine is operating at reduced output
This is a sign of your car's automatic fail safe mode. When your car's computer detects that something has gone wrong in one of it's major systems, it will send the car into what is known as a "limp mode"...
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Engine went into "limp home mode with power train fault wrench indicated in dash. It will not accelerate. Not pulling any load.
Hi there. Your vehicle's wrench light, Check Engine Light and lack of performance go hand in hand. The vehicle's PCM (powertrain control module) has recognized a fault and put the vehicle into limp home mode. It could be, a throttle...
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It's going 20 miles per hour in 3rd gear. The car was in reverse and wouldn't move but it will accelerate.
Hi there. The transmission is in limp mode to only go in 3rd gear. The reverse not working and then all of a sudden it works, but will not accelerate past 20 mph, then either the transmission is slipping or...
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Engine Light and AT light. Car goes into limp mode
Hello. Most of the time this is the result of a transmission failure. It is common for this transmission to have internal pressure problem which will cause these codes. It can also be a voltage problem so I always check...
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Car has limited power (limp mode) when gas is pressed.
Hello. The P2294 code indicates that there is a problem with high-pressure fuel regulator circuit. The driving behavior you outline (won't rev or achieve speed) may be due to low fuel pressure (high pressure circuit)/inadequate fuel supply, or the engine...
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When driving the car it feels like it's gone into a higher gear.
Hello, thanks for writing in. Is your Check Engine Light illuminated? Your description sounds like your transmission may be in "limp mode" which is usually 2nd gear in many transmissions. It is also possible that the sensation you are getting...
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reduced engine power - safety driving
Hello. "Safety driving" is also known as limp-mode. This is a program set to control the engine performance and keep it at a bare minimum in order to get the vehicle to safety. This mode is triggered by the vehicle's...
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Could my tires be causing limp mode?
Hello - I don't believe different tire sizes would cause the transmission to go into limp mode. Different tire diameters WILL cause the ABS system to alarm, and turn on the ABS light (and the traction control system if your...
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How long can I drive my car with the engine light on?
Hi there. It is no good to drive a vehicle with the engine light on. The engine light is on for a sensor has picked up something that is not functioning or operating correctly. Check the computer with a scanner...
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high rpm when starting car, then idles very rough. Also lack of power accelerating at times while driving
These codes all point to the operation of the throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position relative to your foot on the gas pedal. The sensor is usually located on the...
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Cant get my car out of limp mode or "fail safe mode"
The reason "limp mode" has become "unbypassable" is due to the existing codes. The ECT failure, if it exists, may alone account for that because an engine coolant temperature sensor is essentially a master sensor - the value of which...
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Limp mode was on and I turned off the car. Now limp mode is off but the Check Engine Light is on.
When the car goes into limp mode, generally the reason for this is related to a critical component or sensor detecting a problem that may cause serious damage. There are existing codes in the computer which have been registered as...
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Engine reduced power - 2008 Cadillac CTS
Hi there. The issue you're describing indicates that your CTS may have entered a "limp mode". This situation is caused by a sensor that discovers a problem within your transmission. When the issue is found, an error code is registered...
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accelerator pedal throttle sensor
The vehicle could have a clogged catalytic converter, the fuel filter and/or injectors could be plugged and there are other possibilities in the fuel, ignition, and air induction systems. It is also possible that your vehicle has entered "limp mode"...
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Engine mangenent light all of a sudden. Limp mode
Hi there. Typically, when the engine management light comes on, there is a correlation issue between the APP (accelerator pedal position) sensor and electronic throttle control TPS (throttle position sensor). When this occurs, the PCM (powertrain control module) puts the...
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Dpf problems, car now in limp mode
Hi there. The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a device designed to remove soot from the exhaust gas of the diesel engine. However, diesel particulate filters must be cleaned from time to time or they will block up. Try removing...
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My car is in limp mode - 1997 Ford Taurus
If you cracked your oil filter and the engine pumped out all the oil and you continued to drive it, you may have damaged the internal bearing of the motor. If you perform an oil and filter change you may...
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P0701 and limp mode - 2006 Ford Freestyle
Hello - the P0701 is a generic problem code which is set by the transmission, but there should be other codes, because there are other possibilities that will trigger this code. A throttle position sensor, whether dirty or malfunctioning, can...

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