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We are looking at a MH with a 1995 Cat 3176. Upon a test drive there is a significant power loss. Very slow acceleration while getting on the freeway. The check engine light is on. I didn't notice any smoking, engine was running cool and it seemed to be running smooth. Is there a limp mode on that old of a motor?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?

I will have to get the engine serial number

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Guess not

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Thanks for asking your question. I will try and help you out.
Yes it has a limp mode. If the check engine light is on. There are many codes that can cause the engine to be in limp mode.
Most often it’s a simple repair to get it running good again. Just need to read the engine ecm and see what code it has.Please reply back if you need more help or have more questions. I am happy to assist.
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Technician: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 7 months ago
Hey. I just wanted to see how things were going. Please let me know if you need more help. I am happy to assist. If my information was helpful, please leave a good or higher rating so that I receive credit. Thanks.
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