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

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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: 9 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 9 months 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?