Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The temperature gauge is low and the engine does not get enough power

asked by on

It happen on a duramax .the temp is low never gets more than 180 .and doesn't allow to regen then loss power and runs no more than 20mph. It is a temp sensor iissue ? Or lack of motor compression?

My car has 208000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • The temperature gauge is low and the engine does not get enough power

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: I replaced my compressor clutch on my 2005 Duramax and it started working working again I added some more refrigerant and it is at

Hi there. Sometimes a new compressor installation will not produce the desired level of cold unless the high pressure and low pressure hoses are also swapped, pressure checked for leaks and tuned after adding refrigerant. In other instances, components beyond...

Q: Van overheats at idle, temperature jumps and then drops

Check to make sure the fan clutch is working by getting the van warmed up good and using a tissue in front of the radiator center have someone raise idle to 2000 rpm and put tissue on the front of...

Q: Loss of power and speed

The timing has jumped. Timing is the most common issue with the engine. The timing chain guides and tensioners on these engines have chain guides with teflon plastic parts that start falling apart, which causes the timing chain to loosen;...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...