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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor
Common signs include inconsistent engine throttle, problems with fuel efficiency, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Position Sensor
Common signs include lacking power when accelerating, rough or slow idle, stalling, inability to shift up, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How Are Car Sensors Protected From Heat and Debris?
Car sensors relay important information. If they don’t work correctly, they may send faulty information or none at all. The result is that the car doesn’t run as well and it may even leave...
How Are Sensors Used to Improve a Car’s Performance?
The feeling of driving down the interstate or a desolate country road with your foot on the pedal as you feel the smooth way your car handles is incomparable. There’s just nothing quite like...
How Long Have Cars Been Using Sensors?
A Check Oil light comes on and you know you need to add a quart. You back up and hear that familiar beeping noise letting you know you’re close to the car behind...
How to Buy a Good Quality Throttle Position Sensor
Does the term throttle position sensor sound all new to you? If so, consider yourself among the many who have never heard of this vehicle part. Clearly it’s part of the...
How Long Does a Throttle Position Sensor Last?
The throttle body in your car is a rather involved system that is part of its air intake system. The air intake system is responsible for controlling the amount of air...
How Long Does a Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Last?
The throttle/accelerator pedal position sensor detects the position of the accelerator pedal. This information is then transmitted to the vehicle’s computer - the engine control module (ECM). From there, the data...
P2119 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body Range/Performance
P2119 code definition Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body Range/Performance What the P2119 code means This code indicates that the throttle valve is not in the position the PCM (Powertrain...
How to Replace a Throttle Controller
The throttle controller uses data to open and close the throttle. Common signs of failure include poor performance, stalling, and and rough idling.

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Car won't accelerate when I press the gas pedal.
The lack of acceleration or starting may be caused by many different things, but may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the...
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Car engine revs way up immediately upon starting engine.
Common causes of high RPM excursion at start-up are typically: large vacuum leak, throttle plate stuck open, cruise control stepper motor stuck in one position; faulty throttle position sensor, and/or faulty idle air control motor or solenoid. If you request...
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When I stop at a stop sign, give it the gas, the car wants to go - I let up, push down again, it goes, and the engine does not die
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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I would like to know if the tps sensor can affect the transmission shift.
Hi there. Sounds like the transmission range selector sensor is failing. Check the harness to the range selector on the transmission shifter located on the housing of the transmission. Visually look at the sensor and see if its broken or...
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Throttle Position Sensor
An engine not starting may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For...
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Car makes a jerking reaction when accelerating.
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor or a faulty throttle position sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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My truck wont idle correctly
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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My car shuts off when I step on the gas pedal
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor is used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the gas pedal....
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2 Major jerks felt today while accelerating from stop.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the throttle position sensor (TPS) or a sticky throttle plate. First check to see if the throttle plate is sticking. If the plate is working properly, then check the TPS for any...
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Service Park Assist light came on while driving and the car disabled me from pushing on the gas. 2009 Buick Enclave
Hello - first task is to get the problem codes that may or may not be illuminating the Check Engine light. The Parking Assist issue is limiting engine power to avoid big power surges while parking. This may require service...
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Throttle position sensor - loose connection? 2012 Ford Fusion
Hello - yes, it is possible that the electrical connector for the throttle position sensor has a loose or poor connection. It is more likely that the throttle position sensor is failing. It has redundant circuitry, which accounts for some...
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Car shakes when I press accelerator
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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When I press the accelerator it doesn't speed up and when I floor it and stalls.
This suggests you may have a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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Is it a fuel pump issue?
It's possible that a failing fuel pump, or a clogged fuel filter or fuel injectors for that matter, can cause stalling at idle but there are other common causes such as vacuum leaks, EGR system faults, sensor faults such as...
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Car rpms were very high before it shifted gears. Every time I stop it happens again 2006 Chevy Cobalt
Hello - there are two possible causes of the "high RPM before shifting" behavior you are experiencing. The engines throttle position sensor, which communicates "power request" to the transmission as well as to the engine, may be worn out and...
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Accelerator is not responding
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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What about app Accelerator pedal position assembly replacement? 2003 Toyota Tacoma
Hello - this error code may be the accelerator pedal position sensor - as indicated. It also may be the throttle position sensor the matching electronic component on the engine itself, which directly influences engine power, and transmission shift quality....
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The engine stalls under acceleration
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Sticky accelerator
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor is used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the gas pedal....
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Check Engine Light code P2127
The code P2127 is in computer memory as an intermittent fault if the check engine light does not come back on. Since the problem is intermittent the failure may not be present for a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to...

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