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2008 Chevrolet HHR LS FWD 4dr

2008 Chevrolet HHR
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
21 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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January 1, 2013, 3:53 pm

Alfredo M
 

Question: What's causing the engine power loss?

As I was driving home I heard a chime and I turned to my dash and saw a messege that said " ENGINE POWER REDUCED" the car suddenly lagged and would not speed up as usual if I floored it it wouldn't respond it picked up speed but not at da usual rate, when I came to full stopif I tried to start moving it would on 1500 RPM and kick and then try to shift gear but I would pick up to 3000 RPM and then it would hard shift. I kept driving trying to make it home and the message turned into engine disabled and shut down, when I tried to crank it up I had no chime but I had power to the dash I sat on the side of the road for a obout 5 min and then the started back up but I still had the C.E.L on I took the car to get the codes pulled and three popped out which were P0010,P2135,P2176. I would like to know what they really are or what's causing them to pop up



Thanks for any help


January 9, 2013, 11:42 am

Elizabeth K
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http://www.obd-codes.com/p0010

Here is some info about the other 2 codes:
http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=16292&highlight=P2176

And the thread by Chevy Mgr here has some good advice:
http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=42746

Although unless you're comfortable about engines and computer diagnostics on cars, this is a problem for a qualified tech.


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