Code P1516

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DON HOLDEMAN
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 217,000 MILES
My 2500HD Chevy runs fine but every couple 100 miles the check engine light comes on and the engine slows down to 1200 rpm. The display says REDUCED ENGINE POWER and the motor won't speed up and it runs rough. I have a Scan Gauge that gives a code P1516. The G.P.H. Shows.00 but the motor is still idling. As soon as I clear the code everything is fine. Thanks, Don
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 8:58 AM

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I have seen a dirty throttle bore cause this issue. Please follow this guide to help this the problem.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

Here is the book info on it

follow this info,A vehicle may be brought into the dealer for a reduced power message, and DTCs P0120, P0220, P1516, P2101, or P2135.

The Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) / throttle body type trouble codes, may be caused by a loose wiring crimp at the throttle body connector, or a broken throttle body circuit.Inspect all related throttle body terminals for a loose wiring crimp. The loose crimp may be difficult to find, and the poor connection will be between the terminal and the copper strands of the wire. Wiggle test the individual throttle body circuits to see if the concern can be duplicated.

Inspect the related circuits for broken wires inside the insulation. The outer wire insulation may look fine, but the internal copper strands may be partially broken. Breaks in the wires usually occur within 1 to 4 inches of the throttle body connector. Wiggle testing may also induce a trouble code to set.

On C/K trucks complete SI procedures for voltage drop on grounds G103 and G104. Grounds G103 or G104 may be loose or corroded. If a terminal crimp or a broken wire has been found, repair or replace only the circuits involved. There is a throttle body pigtail connector available through GMSPO,

You wont be able to see anything by looking at it move the wiring and connector up/down with you hand and see if the light goes on/off. It states this in the info I gave, loose crimps and broken stands are hard to find, you can also run your finger nail down each wire to find the broken/dead spot.post back with any other questions.

Please let us know what you find.

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 9:15 AM
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DON HOLDEMAN
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I checked the 8 wires and terminals at the throttle body connector with the motor idling. Everything looked fine so I did what you said and cleaned the throttle bore then cleared the codes and the truck is running great, no problems so far. Thanks!
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 10:38 AM
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Cheers
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 12:04 PM

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