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Check electrical connections to the throttle body for moisture. unplug wipe clean blow with compressed air if you can to dry.

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Check engine light came on then reduce engine power


When this light comes on it means the computer control module has detected a fault in the system, it has reduced power to avoid any damage to the engine or transmission. You must now have the computer scanned for fault codes, this is done through the diagnostic connector under the dash see photo below.
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Why did the reduced engine power and service traction light come on. The car can be started then looses power and stalls out.


When the check engine light comes on it disables other module features as a safety issue. The reduced engine power light is normally caused by a defective throttle actuator motor assembly. In some instances, it can also be caused by a defective gas pedal sensor as well. In my experience, the throttle actuator motor is the most common repair

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Jerry, Drive to a good shop. So many things can cause reduced power light unfortunately. The first step would be to get the truck hooked up to a scanner/computer and have the computer scanned for trouble codes. One thing that you could try is to drain the water from the water separator that is mounted on the frame under drivers front door. If the PCM picks up on water, power is reduced until water is removed/drained. It could be an exhaust sensor that is reading faulty. Unfortunately from here its impossible to tell you exactly what the fault is because there are just so many engine sensor inputs that could cause your problem. Check the attached links, forums,instruction and guides, Good luck
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What does it mean when my reduce engine power light come on


Not sensor , SENSORS ! This message reduced engine has to do with the electronic throttle control !
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If my 2007 BMW 335i needed an oil change badly and was low on oil, would the engine fault light come and say reduced power?


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The engine light in the 2004 Envoy stays on and the reduced engine power light


You may need to find a different shop

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WHat does it mean when your traction control indicator comes on and says it has reduced your engine power?


Hello Jeremy.
When your traction light comes on it is indicating wheel spin on acceleration. To prevent wheel spin an onboard computer reduces engine power to limit the wheel spin. Some, if not most, cars equipped with this feature will also apply the brakes if wheel spin continues after reducing engine power.
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Nov 19, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Impala

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Reduced engine power


hi there my name is don i will try to help you on this
when your reduced engine light comes on that means there is a active fault code in one of the sensors that is cusing this
you will have to get it scanned or retreive the codes from the dash

once you shut it off and turn it back on it temporarly resets until the diagnostics go through it again and it will reduce the power to the engine
it could be something simple like a gas cap or tire pressure but you will have to get it scanned to find out
thanks
don

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