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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Reduced Power + Service Engine Soon Lights

Hey guys, I was driving down the expressway yesterday and all of the sudden I felt a dramatic loss of power. I shifted to neutral and pulled over to the shoulder. The service engine soon and reduced power light illuminated. I popped the hood, restarted the engine, and only the service engine soon light was on now. I drove slowly to the nearest GM dealership and dropped it off since I have an extended warranty.

Anyone have any ideas of what this could be?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 02:49 PM
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I believe you have an NA?
Could be a number of things. Clogged cat, MAF, Fuel pump, cam servos or position sensors...

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, it is NA. I guess I'll have to wait till hear from the dealership tomorrow.
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Hey guys, I was driving down the expressway yesterday and all of the sudden I felt a dramatic loss of power. I shifted to neutral and pulled over to the shoulder. The service engine soon and reduced power light illuminated. I popped the hood, restarted the engine, and only the service engine soon light was on now. I drove slowly to the nearest GM dealership and dropped it off since I have an extended warranty.

Anyone have any ideas of what this could be?
Sorry to hear about the car troubles. Please keep us posted on the status. I hope this repaired quickly and that all is well considering. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Turns out the throttle body just needed cleaning. Prior to me owning it the previous owner only drove it as a weekend car and probably didn't get the throttle body cleaned on a yearly basis.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 11:20 AM
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Same Problem on Mallibu 2.4L NA

We had a similar issue with my wife's 2010 Malibu, 2.4L NA, on Dec 24th. Dealer repaired it under warranty. They replaced the throttle body. So far I have 30K on my 2006 Solstice and all is well on this 2.4L NA.http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/i...ies/smile2.gif
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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same problem just happened again. i sprayed cleaner on the MAF and it cleared the light. then again, same problem happened two days later and then the light went off without any repair. i think i have a bad sensor somewhere...
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