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B2105 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Position Input Out of Range Low
B2105 trouble code means there's a problem with the throttle position input range in a 4WD system, caused by a loose harness or short circuit.
B2106 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Position Input Out of Range High
B2106 trouble code means there's a range issue with the throttle position input in a 4WD system, caused by a damaged circuit in the 4WD system.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Return Spring
Common signs include engine RPM staying high even after the accelerator is depressed and the gas pedal feeling spongy or not returning to position.
How Long Does a Throttle Body Temp Sensor Last?
The throttle body is an important part of your vehicle and should be monitored regularly. The throttle body temp sensor is a sensor that is mounted on the throttle body....
How Long Does a Throttle Body Last?
There are so many components involved in a vehicle running properly, but some of the main ones are rather basic in their role. The throttle body is one of those parts. This...
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 Long Does a Throttle Controller Last?
In order for your accelerator pedal to actually work as you push down on it, it needs to be connected to the throttle. In older model vehicles there was a mechanical link...
How Long Does a Throttle Kicker Actuator Last?
What happens when you turn down things in your vehicle such as the air conditioner? It slows down in a controlled manner. Just like when you decrease your speed it's not...
How Long Does a Throttle Control Cable Last?
As you drive through the streets and encounter different speed limits, you rely on the accelerator to speed up when needed. This is done through the use of the throttle control...
How Long Does a Throttle Return Spring Last?
Not all vehicles on the road feature an electronic throttle control (ETC), which is also called drive-by-wire. For vehicles that don't offer this system, they have a throttle cable instead that...
How to Replace a Car Throttle Cable
Throttle cables link the accelerator pedal to the throttle plate. This cable opens the throttle and lets air into the engine for acceleration.
How to Replace a Throttle Return Spring
Replacing a failing throttle return spring is essential to keep driving safely. It requires needle nose pliers and some hand work.
How to Replace a Throttle Body Due to Carbon Build-Up on Most Vehicles
Replacing a throttle body can be challenging, as it involves carefully removing a lot of other parts in the car before reaching the throttle body.
How to Clean a Throttle Body
A throttle body needs cleaning when the engine idle is rough, the engine stumbles through acceleration, or the Check Engine Light comes on.
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.
How to Adjust a Throttle Valve Cable
The throttle valve cable controls the line pressure, downshifting, and the shifting feel in the transmission. It can be adjusted to your preference.
How to Replace a Throttle Kicker Actuator
Throttle kicker actuators regulate the throttle during changes in the RPM. Hesitation and rough acceleration show the need for actuator replacement.

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Dies when you stop pushing the gas.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the throttle body sticking and not adjusting correctly. Check the idle speed when the vehicle is parked in park and then in gear. The engine idle should be around 1000 rpm's in...
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1999 VW Jetta Poor acceleration
The check engine light tells you that the Engine Controller (ECU) has detected a fault and stored a trouble code. So the best place to begin is to have the codes read and interpreted bu a technician. It's possible you...
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Is the throttle body part of the engine?
The throttle body is a part attached to the engine intake manifold. The intake manifold is attached to the engine.
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Brakes and gas pedal 1979 GMC C1500
Hello - I would first check the throttle return spring at the carburetor - to make sure it's still there, and connected properly so that the throttle default position is "closed". Then check to see if the linkage back to...
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Check engine light and temporary loss of steering/accelerator
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by different things. Both the throttle and steering on your vehicle are electronically controlled, and can have problems if any of the components to these systems have issues. If the throttle body...
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Car accelerates without me pushing the pedal
The very first thing to do is to make sure the floor mat in the floor is not out of position and causing the gas pedal to be touched by the carpet or floor mat. If mat is deformed then...
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Stuck throttle when driving. 1997 Ford Ranger
Hi there - first task is to check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a "time-available" basis. Check to see if the...
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Having trouble with throttle does that mean my throttle going bad or does it mean I need to get it cleaned? 2011 Dodge Avenger
Hello - the required maintenance depends on which problem code is setting off the Check Engine light, and what the other symptoms are. A throttle position sensor failure will cause different behavior (and set different codes) than will a dirty...
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Placed a quote request on Saturday to clean the throttle body on my truck, but got no response 2003 GMC Yukon XL
Hello, unfortunately, throttle body cleaning is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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Throttle Issues after cleaning it
The throttle body is not designed to be taken apart to be cleaned and you may have got cleaner into the sensors and actuator motor causing a short in the throttle body electrical parts. You need to have the computer...
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Truck cranks runs a few seconds and stops.
Hi there. Check the fuel filter on the vehicle and see if its plugged up. If the fuel filter is good, then check the fuel pump and see if its working and pumping fuel to the engine. If the fuel...
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I have a 2003 Hummer H2 with 63,000 original miles.
Fuel supply faults are a possible cause of stalling as are vacuum leaks and faults with engine sensors. On the Hummer it has been reported that faults with the throttle body commonly cause stalling and consequently that might be a...
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Throttle Body Injector (TBI) running rough missing
This sounds like a "heat soak" failure of the ignition module - works fine until heat soaks into the unit. Have a professional mechanic available to test the unit when it's hot for this kind of failure. A YourMechanic professional...
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My dad decided to push and clean my electric throttle body now my car is accelerating into second gear without me touching the gas
Remove the intake hosing to the throttle body and start the engine with the parking brake on and the transmission in park. Have someone throttle the engine as a snap throttle (to the floor and back very quickly but not...
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I took off the throttle body filter and when I put it back on the truck keeps choking and has trouble going
In the course of changing the air filter you could have disturbed the throttle position sensor (TPS) on the throttle body and it is possible that the wiring to the TPS has been dislodged and now the sensor has no...
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There is a part on the throttle body that broke, where and how would I go about finding another?
if you are referring to the plastic case that contains the "throttle position sensor" (TPS), the TPS is readily available in the new aftermarket or even as a new OEM (dealer) part. The throttle body itself, and all associated parts...
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1997 GM TBI 5.7 : Idle too high
Hi there. Check for any vacuum leaks that the engine may have. Look for any vacuum hoses or ports that are not connected. Vacuum leaks on the engine will contribute to the engine having a higher idle. If the vacuum...
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Van chugs when accelerating.
The chugging is being caused by either the fuel monitoring system (fuel injectors or throttle body injection) is metering too much fuel into the cylinders or the fuel filter could be plugged up causing the fuel system to drop in...
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Throttle body issues
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The Ford electronic throttle bodies have a history of failing unfortunately. You may even want to look up warranty and recall information for your vehicle based on your VIN. The new unit that...
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Will throttle body cause powertrain warning light to come on in my 2005 Jaguar X-type
Hello. If the throttle body is failing then it can cause the vehicle to go into reduced power mode and set a code in the computer. I usually start by scanning the computer for codes. By doing this I can...

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