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2007 Chevrolet Impala Question: what does it mean when my car won't crank and says engine power is reduced?

 

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kimroy, 3.5L V6, Kingston, GA, February 06, 2013, 06:59
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I went out to leave, my car cranked then went dead. now it just turns over but won't fire. It's giving me the message that "engine power is reduced."

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    milesauto from Miles Auto Service Inc., February 06, 2013, 08:15
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    That lamp is a indicator of problems with Electronic Thottle Control. That does not usally cause a no start issue. You will need to have fault codes retrived to get better anwser to your problem. I suspect it could have a theft control system that could prevent car from starting. Check battery charge condition and retry after a 30min sit and it may start. Otherwise you may need to haved it towed to a shop for diagnosis.

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