Q: Loss of power after driving for about a mile. The car won't drive over 30 mph.

asked by on

I loose power after driving about a mile.Won't drive over 30 mph. Turn car off and it drives normal for about a mile and loose power all over again. I replaced the spark plugs,wires,ignition coils, fuel filter, cam shaft and fuel injector rings. I still have the problem. I took it to another shop and they told me the machine registered that there is an "ABS electrical malfunction. From what the car is doing and the issues I addressed, do you have any idea what could really be wrong with this Audi

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car’s ECU. When the ECU senses an abnormal speed given specific conditions, it engages the ABS or traction control as needed to control the vehicle properly and safely.

Occasionally, these sensors can fail or become faulty working intermittently sending inaccurate signals to the ECU. When this happens, you may experience the symptoms you have described. The ABS or traction control system may be inadvertently activated by these false or inaccurate signals.

To avoid any unnecessary repairs, I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose your ABS system and loss of power to determine the cause for this.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Loss of power after driving for about a mile. The car won't drive over 30 mph.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What if oil is getting in my turbo on 2008 Audi 4

If you are getting excessive oil inside the turbo on this engine then you need to check the turbo shaft play to see if it moves side to side or up and down indication of worn turbo bearing and possible...

Q: Q: Idle is very high

This is a common sign of a major vacuum leak. This can be very difficult to trace as there are many places a vacuum leak can emit from. I would recommend having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your...

Q: Q: How do you turn the traction control on?

Hello. Thank you for writing in. The traction control is monitored by the computer using the sensors on your wheel hubs and other related components. If these get water damage, disconnected, or shorted out during the car wash, the computer...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.