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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: reduced power p1516 code
P1516 Throttle Actuator Control(TAC) Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance
This is your problem and should be taken in to chevy for repair
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
SOURCE: no power
The problem may be located at the connector on the throttle body. The terminals can be loose, broken wires inside the the plastic where you cant see them, and corroded grounds.
If you can get the check engine light to shut off, try wiggling the wiring from the connector on the throttle body from the connector out to at least 4 inches to induce a check engine light. Clean and tighten the grounds on the engine block also.
Good luck finding the problem.
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
The Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) / throttle body type trouble codes, may be caused by a loose wiring crimp at the throttle body connector, or a broken throttle body circuit.Inspect all related throttle body terminals for a loose wiring crimp. The loose crimp may be difficult to find, and the poor connection will be between the terminal and the copper strands of the wire. Wiggle test the individual throttle body circuits to see if the concern can be duplicated.
Inspect the related circuits for broken wires inside the insulation. The outer wire insulation may look fine, but the internal copper strands may be partially broken. Breaks in the wires usually occur within 1 to 4 inches of the throttle body connector. Wiggle testing may also induce a trouble code to set.
On C/K trucks complete SI procedures for voltage drop on grounds G103 and G104. Grounds G103 or G104 may be loose or corroded. If a terminal crimp or a broken wire has been found, repair or replace only the circuits involved. There is a throttle body pigtail connector available through GMSPO, post back with what you find.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
SOURCE: 2002 Chevy Trailblazer
hi, those sound like throttle actuator codes. the throttle body on your vehicle should be an electronically controlled unit without wires to control actual acceration an deceleration. now, there is also an electronic switch called a potentiometer on the gas pedal that transmits signal to the throttle body to tell it what to do. most of the time, the throttle body is what goes bad here. you should also check the wiring to the unit for bad connection by wiggling the wire connector and seeing if the reduced engine power light comes on. if this happens, you will likely have to replace the wiring pigtail and the throttle body. but, in some cases, the gas pedal switch goes bad, and likely what is not allowing the transmission to shift out of park, the pcm may lock out the solenoid controlling the shifter. but, don't just run with that answer, it maybe completely wrong. i have seen more throttle bodies and wiring harnesses go bad than gas pedal switches in those vehicles. but you might want to have a shop diagnose further, it may even be two unrelated problems, or in the powertrain computer itself.
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
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It is safe to drive and I assume that you are on limp mode. This is to restrict the speed to avoid further damage to the engine. You can be facing some sensor issues like the MAF (mass air flow) sensor or TPS (throttle position sensor). If one of these sensor is faulty the car tends to run sluggish, run rough or may even result to stalling.
Have the sensors replaced and observe how it goes. This can fix the issue.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2011
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