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Shifting/ power issues

Old 07-05-2019, 09:20 PM
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The other day i was driving on the highway probably 75ish mph.... i went to pass some one so i downshifted from 6th to 5th for just a little bit extra power. When i got it into gear and pressed the gas the car did nothing. No rpm difference though. They didnít rise or drop, but the car did absolutely nothing. So i shifted back into 6th and hit the gas and it did nothing. Same as when i had down shifted, no change (rise or fall in rpms) but also didnít go. I put it in neutral for a few seconds, put it back in 6th and it went again. I feel like i canít really get on it hard anymore. Then a few days later i was in 3rd and went to gas it and i think it hit like maybe 4500/5k rpms and then it acted like it was red lining..... i have no clue wtf is going on. Any advice or point me to another thread please and thank you!!!!
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:21 PM
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get it scanned, sounds like limp mode due to camshaft position sensors. (Doesn't always throw codes.)
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Are you throwing any codes?
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I am experiencing the same symptoms as described by the OP. It typically happens after an aggressive/missed downshift on the highway to try and pass someone. The only way to resolve the mode that I've found - and get back to normal engine response - is to cruise along and maintain speed for 10s or so. After that, things seem to be OK. Also, the SLIP light is lit when I try to accelerate when it's mis-behaving (though the road isn't slippery, and I'm traveling over 55mph, typically).

I have 125k miles on mine, and I have no reason to suspect that the cam sensors had been replaced before. Thanks for the tips!
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