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Car in limp home mode due to bad engine oil and blocked filter

Changed oil and filter and still in limp home mode

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After the codes are extracted, repair all listed faults, cancel all the codes, and test drive ,any faults still present will set another code.

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What is the meaning of limp home mode

It means the computer noticed something wrong or lost contact with an important sensor that could ruin the engine or transmission and has de-rated the power so you can get home without the car stopping or damaging itself. Limp Home Mode or Limp-in is an operating condition set by the vehicle computer.

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check the fuel filter, if it plugs up this can cause no fuel flow to engine. Also check the air filter and the plugs, and wires, if not the filter. It can be most anything but hope this helps. or it may of went into limp mode, if so call or take it to a garage.

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I have a 2006 aveo Ls and it rons great until it is driven 35 miles then the oil light goes to flickering and it also starts to tick what could this be please help u can email me at...

Hi Katherine
when was the last time you had change the engine OIL and FILTER?
what you experience with your car now is due to low oil pressure caused by one of the following.
blocked oil filter or blocked oil suction filter or bad oil pump.
I suggest you start by changing the engine OIL and FILTER.
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limp mode is when the engine will not exceed set rpm's to protect the engine and gear box. What you have is a solenoid / servo that is not working properly due to several possible faults.. Check and/ or change the transmission oil. clean the filter. Have the bands and clutch packs adjusted. Have a pressure test done on the box to determine any internal faults . run the fault codes to check for a fault in the TCM

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Trans stays in limp mode, speed sensor has been changed,speedometer does not work, if speedometer head was bad or unhooked,would that cause mw problem? It is a 1995 chrysler cirrus

Your engine management and maybe even your transmission is controlled by the ECU. As such, many ECU units are fitted with a 'limp home mode'. When it detects that something semi-serious is wrong, it enters the limp mode, which means that the engine won't rev beyond a pre-programmed speed, you can't accelerate very fast, or you may indeed be speed-restricted to 40 mph or similar. The transmission may even stay in one or two gears. The alternative would be to either let you drive at regular speeds, with the danger of letting you trash your car or stopping you from going anywhere .
You should have a Check Engine light. Go to a major chain auto parts store and they should read the ‘code’ for free, then go to and ask what the code actually indicating or is really bad to your car. They will advise you what you ought to do.
Because you replaced the speed sensor and are still experiencing the problem, we suspect that you have a faulty speedometer cluster.
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HI, you dont say what the sound is like, Have you checked the engine oil, this car as the PD engine fitted and only use good fully synthetic could have gone into limp mode for lots of reasons, go to a reputable repair centre and get the car checked out, good luck.

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Some K&N air filters are an "oil-soaked" filter and it is that oil that can cause the problem you are having. If you want to be sure, remove the filter, clear the code(s) then drive the car. If the code(s) do not return, install a non-oil-soaked filter.

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