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The check engine light is on and it says engine Power

Customer Question

The check engine light is on and it says engine Power reduced
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stays on
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: Yesterday my engine was overheated and I had to pull over and blast the heat to cool it down
JA: What year is your Cadillac?
Customer: 2009 srx
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: When it overheated it basically shut my engine down and wouldn't accelerate luckily I pulled over into a nearby apartment complex pop the hood and blasted the heat to cool the engine off. The car has been running fine since then but the check engine light is still on
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I don't think so. After I pulled over and cool the engine off it's been fine so I don't know why the check engine light is still on and my engine power is reduced
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to just Answer. I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you today.
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

Okay, we're in safety mode right now because something with the system that your computer has detected.

We need to attach a scan tool to get the codes and ALL the related data for what the problem is. keep me posted.

thanks, Ron