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Non responsive fly by wire throttle!

Is there a computer calibration method to alleviate this problem?

You can actually step down on my throttle slightly & have to wait for the engine rpms to come up. It is either on, or off with this throttle. It makes it virtually impossible to creep, when necessary in stop & go traffic. Also on wet, loose gravels, or hillside surfaces slight accelaration is equally impossible. We hate it !!

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Turn the switch on do not crank. press gas pedal down slowly,you will here a slight noise while doing this , then release pedal ,turn switch off. now crank it up . should calibrate drive by wire system.worked for me .

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Error codes 2101 and 1516 on my 2004 chevy trailblazer

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The commanded throttle position (TP), based on accelerator pedal position (APP) and possibly other limiting factors, is compared to the actual TP. The 2 values should be within a calibrated range of each other. Both the powertrain control module (PCM) and the throttle actuator control (TAC) module redundantly monitor the commanded and actual TP. This DTC sets if the PCM detects an out-of-range condition between commanded and actual throttle position.
DTC P1516
The predicted throttle position (TP) is compared to the actual throttle position. The two values should be within a calibrated range of each other. Both the powertrain control module (PCM) and the throttle actuator control (TAC) module redundantly monitor the predicted and actual throttle position. This DTC sets if the PCM detects an out of range condition between the predicted and actual throttle position.

Do you know what electronic throttle control is ?

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Why my toyota inova 2011 engine jarking after i chenge battry?

jerking i bet you never looked at the tachometer? and not notice
engine rpm at 300? sure it shakes there, even a new car.
was engine hot or cold> no mention...??????
the re-learn on TBW cars, ill not relearn with certain, DTCS set.

MoST CARS 89 to 2001..
drive easy, let it run lean mode.
some newer models of car, the idle re-learn steps need to be done
in the shop, the FSM for your car covers this.

never pull any battery on newer cars, with out checking this first
and get radio and NAV head end codes too, or they go dead.

my guess, I dont have the FSM. now.
but you need to take it to any ASE shop or dealer
if the engine runs bad after running over 10miles. or so.
on some cars with fly by wire (Elect. throttle controls) they must
be recalibrated. (id never own one but people buy anything)

there are many re-learns on all newer cars. some are trival.
Fuel trim, just drive it and it trims in 10 miles hot.
Tranny tune, it learns your habits, it may shift rough let it, it will trim all by its lonesome. trivial.
idle setting, some cars auto tune (engine options? what engine)
some it trivial and others not , need factory scan tool.
fly by wire, nothing here is trivial read the FSM it covers this complex system (it even effect ABS,traction,skid controls and trans.)
non trivial, at all. fly by wire.
read the manual first.

read the manual on call cars with TBW, ETC, to relearn the throttle
on some cars this just a tap dance with the igniton key and throttle pedal.
The ECU on TBW , will not just drive ok, after all it dont trust the throttle after a reset, ( ever see toyota lawsuits on fast idle)

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that means 1 thing, scan me.
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all cars 1996 to now, USA only. other countries, diffr.
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good luck with that picky system.

car starts, but engine power sux.
its in limphome, its in PITA, throttle by wire limphome.
the DTC will prove that.
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