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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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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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The ASR light came on and the car went into limp mode - (the gas pedal work from the middle of pressing it).
Hi there. The ASR light is on for an issue with the throttle pedal position sensor located on the gas pedal. You may be able to reset the parameters without replacing any parts. Perform the following to reset the lights...
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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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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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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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Limp mode
Hello, thank you for writing in. The Limp Mode is activated as a safety precaution due to the computer detecting an issue that will potentially cause further damage. There are a wide variety of sensors that are inputs for the...
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All engine sensor failure, transmission problems after a car wash.
Hi there. The only thing that could cause the severe issues that you are having with your vehicle is a leak in the exhaust system and having cold water enter the catalytic converter causing the chamber to collapse. Check the...
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MY CAR HAD A OVERHEATING PROBLEM AND I FIX IT BUT NOW THE CAR IS IN A LIMP MODE AND DONT WANT TO REF ABOVE 3000 REFS WHAT CAN I DO
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle enters into limp mode when something seriously wrong has been detected by the computer. Typically this is a safety measure to help prevent issues with the transmission. You will want to start...
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Glow plug light flashing and car is in limp mode.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the glow plug circuits. Either the glow plugs have stopped working or the controller / timer has lost power. Check the glow plug relay and see if it's energizing the controller /...
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Engine in limp mode-- transmission has been checked and found to be fine. 2002 GMC Yukon XL
Hi there - the first task for a "limp mode" warning is to check for problem codes, even if they are intermittent, and whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Find out what is causing the Low Coolant...
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In limp mode following a catalytic convertor repair. Have driven 70 mIles in limp mode.
The only purpose of the catalytic converter is to reduce exhaust emissions. The converter is within the exhaust system and functions as part of the vehicle's emission control system. Excepting only an unusual circumstance where the converter is physically plugged...
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Engine light and limp-home light
Hello, and thank you for writing in. When the vehicle's check engine light and limp mode are both set off, there is a problem with the vehicle that needs to be addressed. You can easily clear the codes with a...
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Transmission issue, Overdrive light is on 2005 F150 4.6l.
Hello. We will be happy to help you.A flashing overdrive light means that the transmission is going into limp mode. Limp mode is a safe mode where the transmission will try to protect itself by limiting RPMS and acceleration. The...
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How do I reset limp mode on my transmission ?
I need to first explain that there are many reasons that the vehicle could be in limp mode. There could be anything from a sensor that has come unplugged/perished, a failed transmission, an electrical problem, an engine issue, or any...
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What are the cause of my car going into limp mode and what can i do to fix it myself? 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hello - the first thing to do is to get the problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. This will help you make repairs based on the real problem, rather than just throwing parts at it....

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