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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 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: Jeffrey My 07 xterra brakes are soft. The pedal goes down pretty far, what could be causing this? Fluid level is ok.

It sounds like you may have a problem witht he brakes developing the proper hydraulic pressure. One of the most common causes of the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid. Generally, this is easy...

Q: Knocking noise

Hi there. In most cases, when you hear a constant knocking sound upon engine start, it's due to a lack of lubrication or oil inside the engine (typically the cylinder heads and their components). Once the motor begins to warm...

Q: Just drained/replaced coolant and now the temp gauge doesn't work

Some vehicles have air purge points that must be opened when coolant is re-filled. If you don't open the purge points to force the air out as you add coolant in, air can get trapped in cooling passageways and that...

Related articles

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...