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09 chevy avalanche; reduce power stabilitrak control while trying to accelerate, ideas?

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If you're getting no power at all when you turn the key to start, try disconnecting the battery and then hook it back up. Chevy has had some problems with an ignition relay solenoid that's mounted under the driver's side dash. Disconnecting power could reset the switch....If that seems to be it, a replacement is around $250. at a chevy dlrshp.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Service Stabilitrak-Reduced Engine Power

the engine light is a generic fault indicator in your car to point out something is not quite right with the engine, having a loss of power as well is also known in some areas as Limp Mode or Safety Mode. it means the car is restricting the power it gives to ensure no damage it done to the engine.

the only certain way to find out what is wrong is to take it to a garage that has diagnostics equipment that can read the fault codes from the vechicles ECU (the fault codes will be the reason the light on the dash has come on as its reporting a fault somewhere)..

your mechanic should be able to tell you what is wrong with the engine from that and give you a more accurate cost at fixing it.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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Hello: You will have t6o get the codes read to determine what has failed in the system. Depending what has failed could tell you if the problem is covered by the 5 year 100000 powertrain warranty.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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I'm an owner who had this problem on / off for a year. Several returns to dealership proved hopeless. Service shop devulged that '03 Avalanches had a overall electric problem that could not be detected. I legally forced dealership's hand...They replaced the entire wiring harness at no cost. No problem since. George

Posted on Oct 20, 2011

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You can use Launch X431 Tool to do the troubleshooting.It is good at doing this.

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2012 Buick Enclave, dash reads Traction control off, service stabilitrak. Engine power reduced... why????


Engine power reduced... is the main problem ,this turned off Traction control off, service stabilitrak. Your vehicle has electronic throttle control , The Gas pedal has sensors inside which are connected by electrical circuits to the PCM - engine computer ,the PCM use's these inputs to control the throttle plate by use of a 12 volt DC motor . Plus there are position sensors on the throttle body for feed back to the PCM. When one of these signals is off The PCM will put the system into reduced power mode . This will also set DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop.

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Check engine light reduce engine power and traction controll off.


It could be the APP sensors or the throttle body throttle position sensors . What DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Need to test the electrical wiring , 5 volt reference voltage. Drive by Wire Function and diagnostics by Wells
REDUCED ENGINE POWER - mass airflow sensor has nothing to do with this problem .
Throttle Actuator Control (TAC)
Reduced Engine Power Mode When the PCM detects a condition with the TAC system, the PCM may enter a reduced engine power mode. Reduced engine power may cause one or more of the following conditions:
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Acceleration limiting--The control module will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the vehicle acceleration is limited.


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Limited throttle mode--The control module will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the maximum throttle opening is limited.


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Throttle default mode--The control module will turn off the throttle actuator motor and the throttle will return to the spring loaded default position.


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Forced idle mode--The control module will perform the following actions:


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Limit engine speed to idle by positioning throttle position, or by controlling fuel and spark if throttle is turned off.


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Ignore accelerator pedal input.


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Engine shutdown mode--The control module will disable fuel and de-energize the throttle actuator.




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Powertrain Control Module Description for the 4.8L, 5.3L and 6.0L engine


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What is making my stabilitrak light staying on


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2010 chevy 1/2 pick-up 4x4 Check engine light comes on, engine power reduced, and service stabilitrak, traction control off.


Since all three systems work together, when the engine light is on the other two can be also.
I would start with checking the engine computer for trouble codes.

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The reduced engine power light is on in my 2005 Chevy Cobalt. In addition, it's sounds as though it's barely running. Any idea what it can be? The check engine light is on also, however I addressed...


The check engine light being on now is a different problem , Have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes checked ,will have something to do with electronic throttle control . That is what reduced engine power is about . It's in a reduced power mode.
Reduced Engine Power Mode
When the ECM detects a condition with the TAC system, the ECM may enter a reduced engine power mode. Reduced engine power may cause one or more of the following conditions:
• Acceleration limiting--The ECM will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the vehicle acceleration is limited.
• Limited throttle mode--The ECM will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the maximum throttle opening is limited.
• Throttle default mode--The ECM will turn off the throttle actuator motor and the throttle will return to the spring loaded default position.
• Forced idle mode--The ECM will perform the following actions:
- Limit engine speed to idle by positioning the throttle position, or by controlling the fuel and spark if the throttle is turned off.
- Ignore the accelerator pedal input.
• Engine shutdown mode--The ECM will disable fuel and de-energize the throttle actuator.

Do you know what electronic throttle control is ?
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Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) System Description

The throttle actuator control (TAC) system delivers improved throttle response and greater reliability and eliminates the need for mechanical cable. The TAC system performs the following functions:
• Accelerator pedal position sensing
• Throttle positioning to meet driver and engine demands
• Throttle position sensing
• Internal diagnostics
• Cruise control functions
• Manage TAC electrical power consumption
The TAC system includes the following components:
• The accelerator pedal position (APP) sensors
• The throttle body assembly
• The engine control module (ECM)

Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop .

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I don't know if it is an EGR problem or what kind of problem it is. Have a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche with Reduced Engine Power light coming on, a year ago we replaced the throttle body sensor after it was...


2005 Chevy Avalanche.And you did the Throttle body sensor. Reduce power light coming on, APP and TPS that a shot in the dark, As for the EGR if that is a problem The vehicle is a speed density it also uses a MAF (mass air flow) . Whenever that light comes on I'm finding it in the transmission parameter not the TPS or APP (accelerator pedal position) first the 2005 Transmission has a high failure record, There is a transmission pressure control solenoid that is given wrong input data and send the transmission to self destruct. If this is your second problem similar to last year go ahead put a throttle body sensor, but the APP need to be in sequence with it. As for the EGR no it wont cause sluggish failure it is monitored by the MAF if the MAF fails then its back up by the MAP. For the reduced power light get the ECM reflashed

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2007 chevy avalanche,leaves me stranded or limping home about every 6 months,first code says, traction control off,next code says ,service stabilitrak and the last code says...engine power reduced.its been...


These are not codes , they are warning lights , telling you the driver that a problem exist . code says, traction control off,next code says ,service stabilitrak and the last code says...engine power reduced. DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes could be stored in the control modules that control these system's . The main problem is more then likely with the reduced engine power. This is because of a problem with the electronic throttle control system . This problem will turn off these other thing's , turning on their light's .
Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) System Description
All newer vehicles have this ! There are position sensors in the Gas pedal and on the throttle body on the engine , The computer uses a DC volt electric motor to make the vehicle go . The sensors wear over time , the motor can wear , wiring can break etc...
Reduced Engine Power Mode
When the ECM detects a condition with the TAC system, the ECM may enter a reduced engine power mode. Reduced engine power may cause one or more of the following conditions:
• Acceleration limiting--The ECM will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the vehicle acceleration is limited.
• Limited throttle mode--The ECM will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the maximum throttle opening is limited.
• Throttle default mode--The ECM will turn off the throttle actuator motor and the throttle will return to the spring loaded default position.
• Forced idle mode--The ECM will perform the following actions:
- Limit engine speed to idle by positioning the throttle position, or by controlling the fuel and spark if the throttle is turned off.
- Ignore the accelerator pedal input.
• Engine shutdown mode--The ECM will disable fuel and de-energize the throttle actuator.
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I work at a chevy dealer an can not believe the one you took it to can't find the problem . Where is this dealer ? I will have a long talk with my district rep.
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I have a wrench with a car swerving light up every once in awhile but I have no idea what it means and I have no idea what stabilitrak is


{: ) A car swerving light on the instrument cluster is the StabiTrak indicator, sometimes called the traction control indicator. A wrench beside it tells it requires servicing.

Your vehicle is equipped with StabiliTrak, which combines antilock brake, traction and stability control systems and helps the driver maintain directional control of the vehicle in most driving conditions.
Traction control activates when the controller senses wheel spin. StabiliTrak will selectively apply the brakes and reduce engine torque to help regain traction.
Stability control activates when the controller senses a discrepancy between your intended path and the direction the vehicle is travelling. StabiliTrak selectively applies braking pressure at any one of the vehicle's brakes to help guide the vehicle in the direction which you are steering.
When you first start your vehicle and begin to drive away, the system performs several diagnostic checks to insure there are no problems. You may hear or feel the system working. This is normal and does not mean there is a problem with your vehicle. If driving conditions delay system initialization, the STABILITRAK NOT READY message may be displayed. If this is the case, your vehicle does not need servicing.
When the StabiliTrak system is both on and actively controlling the stability of the vehicle, the StabiliTrak light will blink for the duration of the event.
You may also feel or hear the system working. This is normal.
StabiliTrak will turn off automatically if a problem is detected in the system. The StabiliTrak light will come on and SERVICE STABILITRAK will be displayed on the DIC. For vehicles without a DIC, the StabiliTrak light and the StabiliTrak service light will both come on. If the SERVICE STABILITRAK message (or StabiliTrak service light) does not clear itself after restarting the vehicle, you should see your dealer for service.

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Service Stabilitrak-Reduced Engine Power


the engine light is a generic fault indicator in your car to point out something is not quite right with the engine, having a loss of power as well is also known in some areas as Limp Mode or Safety Mode. it means the car is restricting the power it gives to ensure no damage it done to the engine.

the only certain way to find out what is wrong is to take it to a garage that has diagnostics equipment that can read the fault codes from the vechicles ECU (the fault codes will be the reason the light on the dash has come on as its reporting a fault somewhere)..

your mechanic should be able to tell you what is wrong with the engine from that and give you a more accurate cost at fixing it.

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