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All my dashboard lights come on and my car stops and won't let you continue until you shut it off and on again
Hello, thank you for writing in. The warning lights and loss of power that you are having are typically triggered by a major malfunction. The braking and unresponsive throttle are both safety features to keep the vehicle from putting you...
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07 hyundai sonata 3.3 limp mode
Check for any OBD-II stored trouble codes that might provide clues. If you carried over your sensors, such as the transmission speed sensor, and other controls to the replacement transmission, I would first look for a fault with those external...
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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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Why is my minivan going into "limp mode"?
Hi there. There are many things in your vehicle that will contribute to a limp mode. The engine is putting out too much or too little emissions, the transmission is not working properly, or the brake system could have failed....
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low engine pressure/chk engine light
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There are two separate "low pressure" warning lights on the vehicle, the low oil pressure warning and the low tire pressure warning. It is safe to assume for now that you are speaking...
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My car has just started overheating but has never gone pass the 250 degree mark on the dashboard
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle goes into "limp mode", or your model's version of, when it is at risk of becoming damaged. This is a good thing, and it will protect your engine from having worse issues...
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Red bolt and engine light came on. Starts up fine with a rough idle for 3 seconds. Then it idles fine. But won't rev past 2000rpm.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is having issues with its electronic throttle. There have been many cases of bad motors that control the opening and closing of the throttle based on the sensors that detect movement in...
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Safe Mode is active on my truck.
Hi there. Your vehicle should have an AODE or 4R70W transmission. In this transmission, in the event there is a power loss to the transmission or if the computer shuts off the power to the transmission, the default gear is...
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When it rains hard right rear window goes down and sends car into limp mode. The trunk also leaks.
There are small bus computers in your vehicle that control multiple items throughout the car. There is a bus controller in each door on the car. It is possible that the door that is leaking water inside it is causing...
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88 Grand Prix 2.8L. Idles fine in park but won't go over 2k rpms. Idles fine in drive but won't go over 30mph or 2k rpms
Hello, thank you for writing in. Everything you have done so far will only improve the performance once this issue is resolved, so do not loose hope yet. The only system it would appear you have not looked into would...
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How to manually trigger limp mode on my 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Hello. On your vehicle there is no limp mode trigger that is used for diagnostics. On some newer vehicles this is something that is part of the diagnostic process but not on a 2002. The only way to fully read...
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I have a 1998 Honda Accord 2.3 and when I first bought it , it had issues shifting gears and it would rev up 1998 Honda Accord
Hello - this is a challenge, since you have multiple serious problems. The P1259 problem is most likely what is putting your engine into "limp mode". P1259 in a Honda is a problem with the variable valve timing mechanism of...
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I have a. 2000 Mercedes Benz S500. It suddenly won't go into reverse. What should i do? 2000 Mercedes S500
Hello - your Mercedes transmission is in "limp mode". Something has failed in the transmission, and it has engaged 2nd gear as a limited means of getting you to a repair shop. If you could forward the specific codes which...
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Car misfires then goes to limp mode.
When the vehicle goes into limp mode when the engine misfires, the computer is shutting down the electronics to the transmission to prevent damage to the catalytic converter as the fuel condition is either too lean or too rich. Check...
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I have a 2007 dodge charger v6 3.5L engine NAG1 RWD Transmission. I'm confused in what is causing limp mode in my car..when the c
The code P0420 will cause the computer to put the transmission in limp mode to protect the catalytic converter. Check the following areas to see the cause for the P0420 code condition: P0420 A damaged or failed oxygen sensor...

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