what is wrong when my car doesn't have power and won't go over 20-25 mph?

Asked by Dec 06, 2015 at 11:10 AM about the 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had a bunch of work done and it wasn't
doing this before I took it to a shop. when I
got the car out of the shop it acted like it
didn't want to go over 20-25 mph. the shop I
went to messed something up and I need to
know what I need to get to fix it.

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Is it a reputable shop? The car shouldn't have left their shop if it wasn't fixed right. That said, your car might be in limp mode - meaning the throttle control is limited if a 'throttle fault' if detected. you should have the car scanned for DTC (trouble codes) to determine what is causing it to be in limp mode (assuming it is).

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I'm not sure. I spent $600+ for a crank sensor and a coil pack and when I pick the car up, the man said he test drove it and everything was fine. then as soon as I got onto the road I noticed I didn't have any power and it never acted like that before. I took it back and the guys were very rude about it and I didn't want to leave it there and spend more money on things that weren't needed. I believe that ripped me off and made me pay for stuff I didn't need and in the process of putting those parts in, they messed something up.

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