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REDUCED POWER I have a 2005 colardo and about 2 months ago i was driving and the reduced power came and i it wouldnt let me get above 60mph. So i took it and had it worked on and they said they cleaned the throttle system and what not and it worked fine but today as i started to drive it came back on and i made a stop and turned it off for 10 minutes and when i turned it back on the reduced light was gone. The engine light was still on but other than that its driving fine. What should i do? Is this a problem that needs to be fixed or do i just need to turn it off for a little bit if it does it again to fix it.

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  • taxidermywal Aug 05, 2009

    Not to sure what the air flow meter is..but i had this problem happen again real bad this weekend it wont go off now. i can sometimes drive a few miles after starting it before it comes back on and back to 50mph i go. I took it in to the shop again and they said i need to take it to the dealership to have it reprogrammed and rewired. If you think its the air flow meter is there any way i can check that myself or anything else you can offer help wise or do you think i should take it in to the dealership and have all that done?

  • taxidermywal Aug 05, 2009

    Also i had a typo on the year of my truck its a 2006



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Had the Reduced Power light on my 2004 Colorado 2 days ago.
It wouldn't rev above 2,000rpm.
It was a Bad battery.. It looks like the Reduced Poewr mode is a Limp Home mode.. if there is a dead cell you'll be able to drive truck w/ enough power from the alternator.
I put the new battery ion and it is running like new

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Sounds like you have a faulty air flow meter.

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