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"Reduced Engine Power" message

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ChevKid03, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Well, got a call for 11x7 OT the other night and decided to take it.... On my way to work when all of a sudden my check engine light came on and the DIC read "Reduced Engine Power", the engine wouldn't go past 1k rpm's and 15mph. I limped it 400ft to a chinese food parking lot and called someone for a ride. Got back to it in the morning and the light was off and truck ran fine..... I then brought to mechanic to check whatever code was stored in memory... He said Throttle Position actuating Sensor. So he said he'd clear it from history and I was on my way. 5 minutes later, same message and truck runs like crap again. Just picked up the Throttle Position Sensor which comes as a hole unit with the throttle body for a grand old $250! I'll get to replacing it this morning and let y'all know what happens.
  2. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Truck is better than ever... that new TPS actually fixed a "surging" issue that I had as well.
  3. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    glad it wasnt somthing for $2000
  4. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    TELL ME ABOUT IT!!!! The truck runs better than ever now. Knock on wood! wesport
  5. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    Lol did he actually ck the sensor with a scope? Got to love those lets clear it and see what happens kind of guys.
  6. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    I'm actually thankful for what he did.... Most shops will charge you to run the code etc... He ran it, told me what it was and sent me on my way. I didnt want him to try to do anything more since I didn't have the $$$ for him anyway. I'm just thankful that the new throttle body fixed ALL of my issues. Like I said, my truck used to surge and such like it had a cam... It would occasionally shut off at a stop light too... Ever since the new throttle body, no more surging, cutting out or anything. Truck is like new wesport