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I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu LS, and the T/C light has come on…

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I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu LS, and the T/C light has come on along with the (I don't know what it's called, but it looks like a car outline with a wrench tool inside). Also, the car is telling me "Eng. Power Reduced" - and it is. What does all this mean and how do I get it fixed?

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

One light say "T/C and the other is a car outline with a wrench tool inside it

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have done nothing. Just tried to start it and these lights popped up, along with "Eng. Power Reduced"

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Can the mechanic also give an estimated guess of the cost to fix?

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Chevy Mechanic: AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

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Chevy Mechanic: AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN replied 10 months ago

This condition is caused by one of a few things. It could be a throttle body issue, fuel control sensor or even a wiring issue. You need to start by getting the codes in the computer scanned or pulled from the computer so you know what circuit or system the problem is on. Once you have that information, you can then fix it or replace the faulty component. It could be $600 to $700 to fix or as little as $100 bucks depending on what is wrong.

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