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2010 Cobalt getting a p0641 and goes in to low power mode and has no throttle. Can anyone help me get this sorted out?

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SOURCE: 2009 chevy cobalt has p0641 code with traction control turned off, engine in reduced power mode

Do you know anything about ECM five volt reference circuit's ?
DTC P0641: 5-Volt Reference 1 Circuit
The engine control module (ECM) has 3 internal 5-volt reference busses called 5-volt reference 1, 5-volt reference 2, and 5-volt reference 3. Each reference bus provides 5-volt reference circuits for more than one sensor. Therefore, a fault condition on one 5-volt reference circuit will affect the other 5-volt reference circuits connected to that reference bus. The ECM monitors the voltage on the 5-volt reference busses.

The 5-volt reference 1 bus provides 5 volts to the following sensors:
• The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor
• The clutch apply sensor
• The fuel rail sensor
• The fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor
• The intake air pressure and temperature sensor

You have a shorted sensor more then likely or wiring problem . Suggest you watch this video .
How to check the 5v reference circuit for short to ground Cadillac

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2009 chevy cobalt has p0641 code with traction control turned off, engine in reduced power mode


Do you know anything about ECM five volt reference circuit's ?
DTC P0641: 5-Volt Reference 1 Circuit
The engine control module (ECM) has 3 internal 5-volt reference busses called 5-volt reference 1, 5-volt reference 2, and 5-volt reference 3. Each reference bus provides 5-volt reference circuits for more than one sensor. Therefore, a fault condition on one 5-volt reference circuit will affect the other 5-volt reference circuits connected to that reference bus. The ECM monitors the voltage on the 5-volt reference busses.

The 5-volt reference 1 bus provides 5 volts to the following sensors:
• The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor
• The clutch apply sensor
• The fuel rail sensor
• The fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor
• The intake air pressure and temperature sensor

You have a shorted sensor more then likely or wiring problem . Suggest you watch this video .
How to check the 5v reference circuit for short to ground Cadillac

Jun 18, 2018 | 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

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2007 cobaltpo651 circuit b how do i trll which is circuit b


DTC P0651: 5-Volt Reference 2 Circuit First off do you know what computer reference voltage is ? Your vehicle has 2 reference voltage circuits . This reference voltage is used to power engine sensors .
Diagnostic Fault Information
Circuit
Short to Ground
Open/High Resistance
Short to Voltage
Signal Performance
Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 5-Volt Reference 2 Circuit
P0651
P2122
P0651
--
Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 5-Volt Reference 1 Circuit
P0641
P2127
P0641
--
Air Conditioning (A/C) Refrigerant Pressure Sensor 5-Volt Reference 1 Circuit
P0641
P0532
P0641
--
Crankshaft Position Sensor 5-Volt Reference 2 Circuit
P0651
P0335
P0651
--
Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) Sensor 5-Volt Reference 1 Circuit
P0641
P0452
P0641
--
Intake Camshaft Position Sensor 5-Volt Reference 1 Circuit
P0641
P0340
P0641
--
Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor 5-Volt Reference 1 Circuit
P0641
P0107
P0641
--
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) Solenoid 5-Volt Reference 2 Circuit
P0651, P2432
P2431
P0651, P2431
--
Throttle Position (TP) Sensor 1 5-Volt Reference 2 Circuit
P0651
P0122
P0651
--
Throttle Position (TP) Sensor 2 5-Volt Reference 2 Circuit
P0651
P0222
P0651
--

How to check the 5v reference circuit for short to ground Cadillac

Jun 10, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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I have an 06 cobalt and recently my car started to suddenly lose power while driving. It says reduce engine power when this happens. If I turn the car off for a minute it'll go away.


This has nothing to do with the Catalytic converter ! Plugged catalytic converters don't go away after shutting off the vehicle !
This reduced engine power has to do with the
Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) System
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:
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Acceleration limiting--The ECM will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the vehicle acceleration is limited.


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Limited throttle mode--The ECM 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 ECM 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 ECM will perform the following actions:


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


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Ignore the accelerator pedal input.


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

Mar 29, 2015 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Chevy cobalt 2010 scan code po641 reduce engine power


Possible causes
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
- ECM harness is open or shorted
- ECM circuit poor electrical connection
- Shorted sensor on 5 volt circuit
help.jpg What does this mean? When is the code detected?
The Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected the sensor 5 volt reference circuit voltage is higher or lower than expected
Possible symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0641 Chevrolet Description
The control module has 2 internal 5-volt reference buses called "5-volt reference 1" and"5-volt reference 2". Each reference bus provided 5-volt reference circuit for more than one sensor. Therefore, a fault condition on one 5-volt reference circuit will affect the other 5-volt reference circuits connected to the reference bus. The control module monitors the voltage on the 5-volt reference buses.

Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0641_chevrolet.html#ixzz31AP60YfR

Apr 19, 2014 | 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

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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 .

Dec 24, 2017 | 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Why does reduce engine power light comes on chevy


That is a hard problem to pin point without knowing what codes the computer has stored. It can be any number or sensors or engine problems.

You can go to most auto parts stores and they will pull the codes for you for free.

Jul 27, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

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High Idle Issue


Sounds like the idle speed control motor is stuck, this could have been caused by the cleaning.

Oct 27, 2008 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Power steering goes out


General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2005-2010 model year Chevrolet Cobalt vehicles;
2005 model year Pontiac Pursuit; 2005-2006 model year Pontiac G4; 2006 model year Pontiac G5 Pursuit; and 2007-2010 model year Pontiac G5
vehicles equipped with electric power steering. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which a sudden loss of power steering assist could occur at
any time while driving the vehicle. If the power steering assist is lost, a chime will sound and a "Power Steering" message will be displayed in the
Driver Information Center to inform the driver of the condition. Steering control will be maintained, as the vehicle defaults to a manual steering mode.
If power steering assist is lost, it may require greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds, for example, below 15 mph (25 km/h). Unless a driver
compensates for this additional effort, it may increase the risk of a crash.

Dec 17, 2017 | 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

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