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Ironmike. I have my daughter's 2000 Camaro right now. It is

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Hey Ironmike. I have my daughter's 2000 Camaro right now. It is getting a reduced power light, gets up to about 30 mph. Had the codes pulled: P0404, P0446, P1221, P1404, & P1516.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 10 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you

what engine do you have?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
v6 3.8?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 10 months ago.

ok,does it idle well?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It seems to work fine idling. The reduced power comes after a mile or so.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 10 months ago.

ok..

lets try something simple..

remove the intake air duct and clean the inside of the throttle body,,these can get dirty with black soot and cause this problem..

let me know

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Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 10 months ago.

The throttle body for the TAC system is similar to a conventional throttle body with several exceptions. One exception being the use of a motor to control the throttle position instead of a mechanical cable. Another exception is the new design Throttle Position (TP) sensor. The TP sensor mounts on the side of the throttle body. The TP sensor is actually two individual TP sensors within one housing. Two separate signal, ground and reference circuits are used to connect the TP sensors and the TAC module. The TP sensor signal voltage increases as the throttle opens.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks Tim. I will have to try that later tonight. Will you still be available later if this doesn't fix the issue, or will I need to start another ticket?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 10 months ago.

yes,i will be on and off here all night..

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 10 months ago.

clean it with carb cleaner

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 10 months ago.

then let me know

thanks

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