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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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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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The message comes on reduce engine power.
Hi there. The reduced engine power message could mean that something went wrong with the engine or transmission. There are multiple sensors and systems in the vehicle to cause this message to appear. Hook up a scanner to the computer...
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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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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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Got tune up 3 months later engine loss power, ruff idle, and now it wont start but does crank, what can it be?
Hi there. The symptom that you are describing could be either the head gasket burned or the thermostat is stuck. Open the hood and check externally of the engine to see if there is any cracks. Since you said that...
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I have a Peugeot 206 keep going into limp mode
Hello. Thank you for writing in. If the catalytic converter has failed then this was absolutely cause the engine to enter into limp mode. The engine cannot breathe so to speak, and it pushes what they call "back pressure" into...
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My car is having power issues. I get a message that says engine power reduced/ service traction along with headlights flickering and engine cutting out.
Hi there. Check the battery and alternator to the vehicle. With all of the electrical issues that you are having, it sounds as if the battery is not charged and making the engine stall out due to lack power. Check...
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My car will not go over 20 mph.
Hi there. Check the fuel pressure regulator and make sure that its working and plugged in. Put a fuel pressure tester on the fuel rail and make sure that there is good fuel pressure of 45 to 65 psi. If...
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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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My 2001 vw beetle won't go over 20 mph and not shifting.
Hi there. The computer has put the engine into limp mode for a fault that the sensors have picked up. Since the transmission is not shifting, first check the transmission oil level and make sure that its full and red...
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Won't go over 25 and found antifreeze all over but cannot find where it's leaking from.
Hi there. Check all around the engine compartment for the coolant leak. Look at the radiator, over flow tank, radiator hoses, water pump, heater hoses, intake, core plugs (freeze plugs), and the heater core. One of those areas could be...
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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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Dash lights are on and have issues with the battery and the transmission.
Hi there. First check the computer for any codes that could be stored as the check engine light is on. This will give you a starting place where the problem could be coming from. If the drivetrain control module is...
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cracked exhaust manifold pipes/headercar will not go fast revs high but No speed ?Cause?
In order of priority, if you have a cracked exhaust manifold (leaking carbon monoxide), that actually has to be fixed first or at least coincident with the repair(s) to the engine/transmission. The principal danger from exhaust leaks (carbon monoxide) is...
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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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Can i drive my car in reduced engine power mode and will it cause further damage
Hi there. If the vehicle is in limp mode and will only go 10 mph with the engine running rough, I recommend not driving the vehicle as it may cause more damage than what you want to repair. Check all...

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