How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 21436
Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
Type Your Car Question Here...
sprinkles08 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2004 Isuzu Rodeo, Reduced Power light came on and there is

Customer Question

2004 Isuzu Rodeo, Reduced Power light came on and there is no power inthe SUV.
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: Seems consistent.
JA: Are you fixing your Rodeo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It just started today. It is my wife's vehicle and she now says it more or less fluctuates.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really. We just replaced the timing belt and water pump at 135,000 miles.
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 18 days ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The reduced power light has come on because the engine controller has seen a failure in a component that could cause damage or a safety concern and is limiting engine power. This is most likely due to an electronic throttle control issue.

The first step in diagnosing the problem will be to use a code reader or scan tool to see what fault codes are setting and then testing can be done from there. Do you know what codes are setting?

Related Car Questions