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Hi I recently replaced my transmission on my 2011 GMC Terrain and now it says reduced engine power any clue to why ?
The reduced power is due to a major sensor or actuator failure in the engine, transmission or other vehicle systems that the on board computer system sees as a major failure and limits the throttle and speed of the vehicle....
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Reduce engine power / check engine light is on
Hi there. Most of the time, reduced engine power is caused by a restriction of fuel, or the throttle body's inability to efficiently mix air and fuel. This could be caused by a failing mass air flow sensor, EGR valve...
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Variable valve timing
The protocol depends on the codes that have set, which are quite varied. Problems with these systems on your particular model and year can stem from blocked oil passages to failed solenoids to wiring harness issues, not to mention mechanical...
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I have a GMC terren it's timer in the front that's counting down what does that mean
Hi there. The clock that is counting is a timer in the DTC system of your 2013 GMC Terrain. There should be instructions in your owner manual that will tell you how to stop it, but this might work as...
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Message come up Reduce engine power
A reduced power light usually indicates a fairly serious problem with the throttle system. When this light illuminates the vehicle will often go into a “safe mode”, which will severely limit the speed of the car and in some cases...
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My car won’t start and it’s saying service your power steering system what’s going on
Hi Nina. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Modern cars, trucks and SUV's utilize an electronic power steering system. In many cases, when there is a mechanical or electrical fault with these systems, it will activate a security protocol that disables...
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Pulsing
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...
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Reduced engine power light keeps coming on.
When a fault/error in the transmission or engine triggers the Reduced Engine Power Warning Light, the vehicle will experience an extreme loss of power and performance and vehicles may not be able to exceed speeds greater than 20 miles per...
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Abs light, and awd off displayed on console simultaneously
Hello, It sounds like you may have a faulty wheel speed sensor or an issue with your traction control module. The traction control module receives input from wheel speed sensors located at each of your wheels. When these sensors are...
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So I found out mt husband used castrol high mileage 5-w30 oil on my gmc terrain sle 2013 and im panicking. Is that oil okay?
The high mileage oil brand, and the specific viscosity rating (5W-30), that your husband bought for you is perfectly acceptable and you needn't worry at all. High mileage oil simply claims to have "extra" engine oil seal conditioners and perhaps...
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I have a 2010 GMC Terrain that is overheating. I found out it only had about a quart of coolant.. what is my next step?
If the car is still overheating, even after filling the coolant system (and making sure there is no trapped air, which itself will cause overheating) just request an overheating diagnostic during which a certified mechanic will determine which of the...
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Price of a serpitune belt
You can obtain a quote for serpentine belt inspection/replacement and a certified Mechanic will come right to your location and pinpoint the noise. Please note that there are quite a few potential sources of the noise you are describing including...
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Check engine light on Had Variable valve timing solenoid replaced but the light came back in by the next day
You may have already fixed the problem but the computer has already stored the failure code and will need to have the computer memory cleared to turn off the light. Then drive it again to see if light returns. Please...
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Stalls intermittently when making left/pushing down on turn signal
Hello there. I experienced a similar situation a few years ago with a Chevrolet Suburban. In that case, the cause was an electrical fault within the steering column and the turn signal switch. When the switch was pushed upward (to...
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Service Tire monitoring system
This warning typically comes on when the system detects a problem with one or more of the tire pressure sensors. It is likely one or more of the sensors are putting out a weak signal and the vehicle cannot detect...
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What's wrong when light come on saying engine overheated idle engine
Hi Adelaphia. Thanks for writing in today to YourMechanic.com. When you see this warning light come on the dashboard, it's a rather serious issue that should be inspected by a professional mechanic. Essentially, the warning light is telling you that...
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A.c. is knocking when turned on but I am not having any a.c. problems just the noise. Replaced it and nothing has changed
It sounds like you may have a damaged AC compressor or compressor clutch. As you may know the AC Clutch is the pulley that spins with the Belt. There are two ports on the rear of the Compressor. One is...
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What do I do to get my car started. Neither ignition key will start car
To determine if an easy resolution exists, please refer to YourMechanic's DIY stuck key remedies page. If none of the many suggestions on that page resolve your issue, it will be most efficient if a certified mechanic travels right to...
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2013 GMC Terrain stalls when accelerating from a stop
There are many potential causes for your concern. However, there are a couple common problems with your model vehicle that come to mind. First, this vehicle is known for having problems with the variable valve timing (VVT) system. The VVT...
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AC won't blow hard when you turn it up on 2011 terrain
It sounds like you may have a faulty A/C blower motor or [blower motor resistor](blower motor resistor. The highest speed setting may still work because in most cars in the highest fan speed settings the current bypasses the blower motor...

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