Why does my 04 Sierra Denali stop accelerating while im on the freeway and on the console it says "reducing power to engine"?
When "Reducing power to engine pops up on the console, the accelerator doesn't work
so i pull over and turn off the trucks engine and wait a minute and the truck goes back
to normal. At first the Check Engine light would go on then turn off but now its stayed
on. I had the truck hooked up to the computer and they cant find the problem. I've
heard that i have to change the trucks computer?? By the way my truck is the
Quadrasteer Sierra Denali 2004..
If the computer detects a problem in the throttle system it will not allow the engine to accelerate and will show reduced power and possibly set a check engine light. Clean the throttle body of carbon and you should be good to go. www.youtube.com has a couple videos walking you through it.
Tom's answer is good. You need to see if you can get a code from the check engine light, try auto zone for a free reading, or buy a service manual and learn how to check it yourself.
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