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Q: Throttle Sensor

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I'm looking into buying this car and the throttle sensor does not work, what does the throttle sensor do? Is it still drivable for a little while before that can be fixed?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. The throttle is ...

Hi, thanks for writing in. The throttle is controlled by an electronic throttle control and the vehicle will most likely be in a fail safe mode that will not allow throttle control. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to perform a pre-purchase inspection on the car for you.

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