WHAT DOES REDUCED POWER MEAN?

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  • 2002 Saturn Vue

What does reduced power mean?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 11:02 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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The Engine Computer detected a problem with a sensor circuit or with an engine performance issue. It has set a diagnostic fault code in memory and reduced engine performance to allow you to drive slowly to the repair shop without needing a tow truck. Having the code(s) read is the place to start.

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 11:38 PM
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  • saturntech9
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It has detected a failure in the throttle by wire system thats why the reduced performance light comes on those. If its a 3.0L engine most likely it needs a throttle body and throttle body harness plus a throttle body wire harness hold. Depending on the codes you have.

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Sunday, October 28th, 2012 AT 1:12 AM

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