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My reduced engine power light came on and reduced my ability…

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my reduced engine power light...
my reduced engine power light came on and reduced my ability to drive the car
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Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago
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what is the year make and model?

does the engine light also stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Dont have codes
Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

how and when did this problem first begin?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Just recently
Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

what is the year make and model?

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Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

what engine do you have?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2006 cadi sts
Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

ok..

now does the engine light also stay on with the ignition on?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It has been on for awhile
Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

ok..do you have a scanner to get the codes?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

ok..

you really need to scan it to get the trouble codes,these codes will give a clue to the problem,if you dont have a scanner,auto zone and most parts stores will scan it and give you the codes for free.

here is what to try..

remove the intake air duct from the throttle body and clean the inside of the throttle body with carb cleaner,sometimes the throttle body will get dirty with black soot and cause this problem,so try cleaning the throttle body first

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Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

if cleaning the throttle body doesnt help..you may need to replace the throttle body or the throttle pedal sensor

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Cadillac Mechanic: tim's auto repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

again,if cleaning the throttle body doesnt work,scan it and get the codes

thanks

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