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both codes refer to the throttle position sensor, the sensor is at the throttle plate, on the side of the throttle body. to test remove the connector to sensor, use a ohms meter to test. put 1 lead to top connection and the other to the bottom one. move throttle and the needles on the ohms meter should move very even, move throttle slow to get a good reading, needle should move without no hesitation, if the test is bad replace tps sensor. if the sensor gets to bad, it can have an effect on transmission shifting. after fixing sensor have the light turned of with an obd2 scanner.

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I have a 2004 gmc envoy. I have replaced the throttle body and all sparks plug or core packs . Now I have a reduce power engine Light that comes on when it wants to when it comes on you have no power


Do you know what drive by wire is ? electronic throttle control ? Reduced power light on , DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored in the PCM Chevy GMC Code P2135 TPS Problems Watch a few videos on these systems , the gas pedal has sensors , the throttle body does as well , have seen broken wires at connectors . Drive by Wire Function and diagnostics by Wells

Oct 20, 2016 | GMC Cars & Trucks

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Can someone help with the P2135 code?


DTC P2135: Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A / B Voltage Correlation
Probable cause:
  1. Sensor or solenoid faulty
  2. Connector terminal contact damaged or corroded
  3. Wire harness fault. Check for correct voltage, open, short to ground or short to voltage
  4. Update control unit software - Check for the latest control unit update
  5. PCM or ECM faulty

Jun 21, 2017 | Chevrolet Suburban Cars & Trucks

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GMC P2135 throttle sensor code


Trouble Code: P2135

Throttle Position (TP) Sensor 1-2 Correlation

Possible Causes:


Inspect the TAC module connectors for signs of water intrusion. If water intrusion occurs, multiple DTCs may set without any circuit or component conditions found during diagnostic testing.When the TAC module detects a condition within the TAC system, more than one TAC system related DTC may set. This is due to the many redundant tests run continuously on this system. Locating and repairing one individual condition may correct more than one DTC. Disconnecting components during testing may set additional DTCs. Remember this if you review the stored information in Capture Info.If this DTC is determined to be intermittent, refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections .This is what's listed for this code.

Dec 24, 2012 | 2007 GMC Yukon Denali

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P2101 and p1516


1. This engine uses the Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) system. Thoroughly clean the throttle bore and throttle plate.

2. Inspect the air intake system for a missing or contaminated air filter

there is also a tsb on it TSB 07-06-04-003 for p1516 that involves replacing the pcm

Subject:LSJ, L61, LK5, L52, LL8 Engine -- Reduced Engine Power, MIL/SES Light, DTC P1516, P2135, P2138 (Replace PCM)

Models:2005-2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, Cobalt SS, Malibu
2006 Chevrolet Colorado, TrailBlazer
2006 GMC Canyon, Envoy
2006 HUMMER H3
2005-2006 Saturn ION, ION Red Line
2006 Saab 9-7X
with ECOTECTM 2.0L, 2.2L I-4 Cylinder Engine (VINs P, F-- RPOs LSJ, L61) or
VORTECTM 2.8L I-4, 3.5L I-5, 4.2L I-6 Cylinder Engine (VINs 8, 6, S -- RPOs LK5, L52, LL8)



Attention: The following bulletin information is only to be used if the customer has returned for REPEAT repairs for DTCs P1516, P2135 and/or P2138.



Condition

Some customers may comment on engine operation in the Reduce Engine Power mode with the MIL/SES light illuminated. This condition may be repeated and upon investigation, the technician may find the following DTCs set as current or in history:

• DTC P1516 Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance
• DTC P2135 Throttle Position (TP) Sensor 1-2 Correlation
• DTC P2138 Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1-2 Correlation
Cause

This condition of a repeat DTC P1516, P2135 and/or P2138 may be caused by an internal concern with the PCM.
Correction



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Important: DO NOT replace the APP sensor. Inspect the PCM build date first.

Before following the diagnostic information in SI on DTCs P1516, P2135 and/or P2138, an inspection of the PCM serial number year and Julian (PCM build) date will be necessary to determine if the PCM will need to be replaced to correct the repeat DTC P1516. Refer to Engine Control Module Replacement in SI in order to remove the PCM. Refer to the above graphic illustration (1) for the location of the PCM serial number.

The serial number is read left to right. The last digit of the year is the 9th character and the Julian date is comprised of the 10th, 11th and 12th characters and is used to determine the PCM build date. Refer to the example below to read a build date from the PCM serial number:

* 8 6 Y N AU K 1 5 3 2 5 0 R P N *

If the PCM year and Julian dates are between 5182 and 5304 , replace the PCM. Refer to the Part Catalog to order the correct PCM for your vehicle application, if necessary.

Vehicles with PCM built outside the dates should refer to SI diagnostics for DTCs P1516, P2135 and/or P2138

Dec 13, 2012 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Received code P1400 engine light on what would cause this code?


GMC Truck Envoy - 2WD ' Envoy, Rainier, TrailBlazer, Ascender (VIN S/T) Service Manual ' Document ID: 1655997

DTC P1400
Diagnostic Instructions
• Perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle prior to using this diagnostic procedure.
• Review Strategy Based Diagnosis for an overview of the diagnostic approach.
• Diagnostic Procedure Instructions provides an overview of each diagnostic category.

DTC Descriptor:
DTC P1400: Cold Start Emission Reduction Control System

Circuit/System Description
The catalytic converter must be warmed to efficiently reduce the emissions. The cold start strategy is to reduce the amount of time it takes to warm the catalytic converter. During a cold start, the engine idle speed is elevated and spark timing is retarded to allow the catalyst to warm quickly. This diagnostic monitors the following to build an exhaust energy model:

• Engine speed
• Spark advance
• Throttle position
• Engine airflow
• Engine coolant temperature
• Engine runtime
• Park/neutral position
• Vehicle speed

The actual model is then compared to the expected exhaust energy model.

Conditions for Running the DTC
• A cold start has been detected.
• The vehicle speed is less than 2 km/h.
• The engine is at idle with no input from the accelerator pedal.
• The airflow per cylinder is greater than 80 mg/cylinder.
• DTCs P0101, P0102, P0103, P0106, P0107, P0108, P0112, P0113, P0116, P0117, P0118, P0120, P0121, P0122, P0123, P0220, P0222, P0223, P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204, P0205, P0206, P0300, P0335, P0336, P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356, P0502, P0506, P0507, P0601, P0602, P0603, P0604, P0606, P0607, P062F, P0641, P0651, P1101, P1516, P1682, P2101, P2119, P2120, P2122, P2123, P2125, P2127, P2128, P2135, P2138, P2176, P2610 are not set.
• This DTC runs for 15 seconds within the first 70 seconds of start up. This diagnostic runs once per trip when a cold start has been determined.

Conditions for Setting the DTC
The actual exhaust energy model does not match the expected exhaust energy model.

Action Taken When the DTC Sets
• The control module illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) when the diagnostic runs and fails.
• The control module records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic fails. The control module stores this information in the Freeze Frame/Failure Records.

Conditions for Clearing the MIL/DTC
• The control module turns OFF the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) after 3 consecutive ignition cycles that the diagnostic runs and does not fail.
• A current DTC, Last Test Failed, clears when the diagnostic runs and passes.
• A history DTC clears after 40 consecutive warm-up cycles, if no failures are reported by this or any other emission related diagnostic.
• Clear the MIL and the DTC with a scan tool.

Diagnostic Aids
Any loading of the engine that lowers engine RPM, such as with partial application of the clutch, during the first 70 seconds of engine run time may set this DTC.
Circuit/System Verification
Allow the engine to cool. Monitor the Cold Startup parameter. This should indicate Yes. Start and idle the engine for at least 2 minutes. DTC P1400 should run and pass.

Circuit/System Testing
• Inspect the air intake system for the following:
- If any other DTCs are set, diagnose them first. Refer to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List - Vehicle.
- Modified, damaged, or restricted
- Dirty or deteriorating air filter element
- Crankcase ventilation system for correct operation--Refer to Crankcase Ventilation System Inspection/Description.
- Water intrusion
- Vacuum leak and other un-metered air downstream of the mass air flow (MAF) sensor
- Intake manifold leak

• Inspect the exhaust system for the following:
- Water intrusion
- Exhaust leak
- Damaged, restricted, modified or enhanced exhaust system--Refer to Symptoms - Engine Exhaust .


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Jun 30, 2011 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Ext

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My Santa Fe loses exceleration, if you push on gas, it will not go any faster, usually about 20 miles. When diagnosed got code p2135. I was told there was a recall by hyundai for this. Is this right


Hello, There is not a recall for this issue,but there is a TSB (technical safety bulletin) by Hyundai for this issue that you are having with your vehicle for the code that was set. What this consists of is replacement of the throttle position sensor and performing an ECU software upgrade for the vehicles computer. The process usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to perform at a Hyundai service department. If you are the original owner of the vehicle or it has less than 60,000 miles, this repair procedure is no cost to the owner. Hope this info helps. Gabe


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Bulletin

Subject:

DTC P2135/P0638 OR COLD ENGINE RPM


FLUCTUATION - TPS REPLACEMENT &


ECM UPDATE

Group:
FUEL SYSTEM

Number:
10-FL-010

Date:
AUGUST, 2010

FUEL SYSTEM

10-FL-010

AUGUST, 2010
MODELS:

EN VERACRUZ, CM SANTA FE,

TG AZERA, EP ENTOURAGE,

NF SONATA, BH GENESIS

DTC P2135/P0638 OR COLD ENGINE RPM

FLUCTUATION - TPS REPLACEMENT &

ECM UPDATE

NOTE:

This bulletin revises TSB 09-FL-003-2 to add the Genesis Sedan (BH)

model to the applicability list. It also provides instructions to select the

most recent available ECM Update Events #166-178 or any higher event

numbers if they become available in the future.

DESCRIPTION:

Symptom/Condition:

Some 2.7L, 3.3L or 3.8L engines in models identified in the applicability list may

experience one or more of the following conditions:

• DTC P2135: Throttle position sensors 1/2 voltage correlation

• DTC P0638: Throttle actuator control range/performance

• RPM fluctuation while engine is cold (DTC not set)

NOTE:


Should either of the above DTC occur, the vehicle would have operated in

limited power "limp home" mode and stored the following DTC in the ECM:

• DTC P1295: ETC System Malfunction - Power Management

• DTC P2106: ETC System Malfunction - Forced Limited Power

APPLICABILITY:

• 2007-2009 EN Veracruz

• 2007-2009 CM Santa Fe

• 2006-2009 TG Azera

• 2007-2008 EP Entourage

• 2006-2009 NF Sonata with 3.3L Engine only

• 2009-2010 BH Genesis Sedan






Jun 03, 2011 | 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

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06 chevy trailblazer with fault code P0506 whats best way to clean throttle body


DTC P0506

CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION

The throttle actuator control (TAC) motor is controlled by the engine control module (ECM). The DC motor located in the throttle body drives the throttle plate. In order to decrease idle speed, the ECM commands the throttle closed reducing air flow into the engine and the idle speed decreases. In order to increase idle speed, the ECM commands the throttle plate open allowing more air to pass the throttle plate. If the actual idle RPM does not match the desired idle RPM within a calibrated time, this DTC sets.

DTC DESCRIPTOR
This diagnostic procedure supports the following DTC:
DTC P0506 Idle Speed Low

CONDITIONS FOR RUNNING THE DTC
- DTCs P0068, P0101, P0102, P0103, P0106, P0107, P0108, P0112, P0113, P0117, P0118, P0120, P0122, P0123, P0171, P0172, P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204, P0205, P0206, P0207, P0208, P0220, P0121, P0222, P0223, P0230, P0300, P0336, P0442, P0446, P0449, P0452, P0453, P0455, P0462, P0463, P0496, P1516, P2101, P2135, P2176 are not set.
- The engine is operating for at least 60 seconds.
- The engine coolant temperature (ECT) is more than -60°C (-140°F).
- The intake air temperature (IAT) is more than -10°C (-14°F).
- The barometric pressure (BARO) is more than 65 kPa.
- The system voltage is between 9-18 volts.
- The vehicle speed is less than 1.6 km/h (1 mph).
- DTC P0506 runs continuously when the above conditions are met.

CONDITIONS FOR SETTING THE DTC
- The actual idle speed is approximately 100 RPM lower than the desired idle speed.
- The above condition is present for 5 seconds.

ACTION TAKEN WHEN THE DTC SETS
- The control module illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on the second consecutive ignition cycle that the diagnostic runs and fails.
- The control module records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic fails. The first time the diagnostic fails, the control module stores this information in the Failure Records. If the diagnostic reports a failure on the second consecutive ignition cycle, the control module records the operating conditions at the time of the failure. The control module writes the operating conditions to the Freeze Frame and updates the Failure Records.

CONDITIONS FOR CLEARING THE MIL/DTC
- The control module turns OFF the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) after 3 consecutive ignition cycles that the diagnostic runs and does not fail.
- A current DTC, Last Test Failed, clears when the diagnostic runs and passes.
- A history DTC clears after 40 consecutive warm-up cycles, if no failures are reported by this or any other emission related diagnostic.
- Clear the MIL and the DTC with a scan tool.

TEST DESCRIPTION

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2. This test determines whether the engine can achieve the commanded RPM. If the engine does not reach the commanded RPMs, the test determines whether the RPM is too high or too low.
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Jun 03, 2011 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Ext

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The reduce engine light comes on at 50 mph what could the problem be


DTC P0120 P0220 P1516 P2135 these should be the problem codes.
2003-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, Corvette, Express, Monte Carlo, Silverado, SSR, Suburban, Tahoe, Trailblazer. for reduced engine power. p0120 is throttle position sensor, ( tps ). p0220 is relates to tps, p1516 tps is out of range. p2135 is a throttle body code, the throttle body needs replaced. but before you do it replace tps first to see if it takes care of the other codes. have a good day !!

Feb 18, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Dtc code p0121 and p2135 2007 chevy malibu


both codes refer to the throttle position sensor, the sensor is at the throttle plate, on the side of the throttle body. to test remove the connector to sensor, use a ohms meter to test. put 1 lead to top connection and the other to the bottom one. move throttle and the needles on the ohms meter should move very even, move throttle slow to get a good reading, needle should move without no hesitation, if the test is bad replace tps sensor. if the sensor gets to bad, it can have an effect on transmission shifting. after fixing sensor have the light turned of with an obd2 scanner.

Feb 14, 2010 | 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LTZ Hatchback

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