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Service engine light on, error code p2138 and p2122, throttle pedal positioning sensor on a 2003 infiniti m45

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Typically on these vehicle the throttle body will need to be replaced to correct the issue . There is a sensor built into the throttle body assembly that measures throttle angle to send to various modules . Sometime if you have a good mechanic they can desconnect the throttle body . Clean the inside of the housing carefully plug everything back up and use a scan tool which has Nissan software to RE learn the throttle position at idle. I have done this many many times but sometimes the parts are just bad . Goodluck

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Have a 2010 Chevy impala. Reduced engine power. Service traction control and stability track. and check engine light. Codes are P2138 P2122 P0455


Electronic throttle control !
DTC P2120: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 Circuit
DTC P2122: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 Circuit Low Voltage
DTC P2123: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage
DTC P2125: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 Circuit
DTC P2127: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 Circuit Low Voltage
DTC P2128: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 Circuit High Voltage
DTC P2138: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1-2 Correlation

2009 Chevy Silverado P2138 Accelerator Pedal Position


Circuit/System Description
The throttle actuator control (TAC) system uses two accelerator pedal position (APP) sensors to monitor the accelerator pedal position. The APP sensors 1 and 2 are located within the pedal assembly. Each sensor has a 5-volt reference circuit, a low reference circuit, and a signal circuit.
Two processors are also used to monitor the TAC system data. Both processors are located within the engine control module (ECM). Each signal circuit provides both processors with a signal voltage proportional to pedal movement. The processors share and monitor data to verify that the indicated APP calculation is correct.

DTC P0455: Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Large Leak

The control module tests the evaporative emission (EVAP) system for a large leak. The control module monitors the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor signal to determine the EVAP system vacuum level. When the conditions for running are met, the control module commands the EVAP canister purge solenoid valve OPEN and the EVAP vent solenoid valve CLOSED. This allows engine vacuum to enter the EVAP system. At a calibrated time, or vacuum level, the control module commands the EVAP canister purge solenoid valve closed, sealing the system, and monitors the FTP sensor input in order to determine the EVAP system vacuum level. The following table illustrates the relationship between the ON and OFF states, and the OPEN or CLOSED states of the EVAP canister purge and vent solenoid valves.

Nov 03, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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2006 impala 3.5 LT check engine and service traction control? Code: P2138


DTC P2138: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1-2 Correlation
Electronic throttle control problem .
The throttle actuator control (TAC) system delivers improved throttle response and greater reliability and eliminates the need for mechanical cable. The TAC system performs the following functions:
• Accelerator pedal position sensing
• Throttle positioning to meet driver and engine demands
• Throttle position sensing
• Internal diagnostics
• Cruise control functions
• Manage TAC electrical power consumption
The TAC system includes the following components:
• The accelerator pedal position (APP) sensors
• The throttle body assembly
• The engine control module (ECM)

Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor
The accelerator pedal contains 2 individual accelerator pedal position (APP) sensors within the assembly. The APP sensors 1 and 2 are potentiometer type sensors each with 3 circuits:
• A 5-volt reference circuit
• A low reference circuit
• A signal circuit
The APP sensors are used to determine the pedal angle. The engine control module (ECM) provides each APP sensor a 5-volt reference circuit and a low reference circuit. The APP sensors provide the ECM with signal voltage proportional to the pedal movement. The APP sensor 1 signal voltage at rest position is less than 1 volt and increases to more than 4 volts as the pedal is actuated. The APP sensor 2 signal voltage at rest position is less than 0.6 volt and increases to more than 2 volts as the pedal is actuated.
Search P2138 on youtube ,will show diagnostic steps .

Aug 19, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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I change the App on a 2008 Acura tl and the check engine light came back with the same codes p2138 p2122 what else can cause the codes to come back on


code p 2138 refers to throttle position (TP) sensor/switch D/E-- voltage correlation=== causes --- wiring -- tp sensor /switch

code p 2122 refers to accelerator pedal (APP) sensor /switch D --low input===causes --wiring short to ground --APP sensor/ switch

also refers to engine control module (ECM) , idle control ---high input===causes ---wiring short to positive --TP sensor--ETS control valve (ETS----electronic throttle system)

Jan 10, 2017 | Acura Cars & Trucks

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Accelerator pedal position sensor


have the throtthle body cleaned and then decide if you need it replaced may be dirty

Oct 08, 2013 | 2004 Dodge Durango

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2007 chevy tahoe loses power


No messaage of reduced engine power ? Your vehicle has electronic throttle control . Has four position sensors , two are located in the gas pedal ,an two in the throttle body . The PCM uses these sensor to know how much to open the throttle plate ,allowing more air into the engine . How did you read this code an where did you read it's definition at ? This is not a code for your vehicle . Some time cheap code readers get them wrong .
DTC P2120: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 Circuit
DTC P2122: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 Circuit Low Voltage
DTC P2123: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage
DTC P2125: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 Circuit
DTC P2127: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 Circuit Low Voltage
DTC P2128: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 2 Circuit High Voltage
DTC P2138: Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1-2 Correlation

DTC P1516: Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance
DTC P2101: Throttle Actuator Position Performance
DTC P2119: Throttle Closed Position Performance
DTC P2176: Minimum Throttle Position Not Learned

If one of this position sensors is bad it will throw the PCM into a
Reduced Engine Power Mode
When the ECM detects a condition with the TAC system, the ECM may enter a reduced engine power mode. Reduced engine power may cause one or more of the following conditions:
• Acceleration limiting--The ECM will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the vehicle acceleration is limited.
• Limited throttle mode--The ECM will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the maximum throttle opening is limited.
• Throttle default mode--The ECM will turn off the throttle actuator motor and the throttle will return to the spring loaded default position.
• Forced idle mode--The ECM will perform the following actions:
- Limit engine speed to idle by positioning the throttle position, or by controlling the fuel and spark if the throttle is turned off.
- Ignore the accelerator pedal input.
• Engine shutdown mode--The ECM will disable fuel and de-energize the throttle actuator.


017 Accelerator Pedal Position Sensors
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Jan 01, 2018 | 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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Error code p2138


Here is the definition. You may need to have someone check the accelerator pedal position sensor and the circuit.

P2138 NISSAN Description The Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensor is installed on the upper end of the accelerator pedal assembly. The sensor detects the accelerator position and sends a signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM).
Accelerator pedal position sensor has two sensors. These sensors are a kind of potentiometers which transform the accelerator pedal position into output voltage, and emit the voltage signal to the ECM.
In addition, these sensors detect the opening and closing speed of the accelerator pedal and feed the voltage signals to the ECM. The ECM judges the current opening angle of the accelerator pedal from these signals and controls the throttle control motor based on these signals.
Idle position of the accelerator pedal is determined by the ECM receiving the signal from the accelerator pedal position sensor. The ECM uses this signal for the engine operation
such as fuel cut.
Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p2138_nissan.html#ixzz26J3D2x8s

Sep 12, 2012 | 2010 Nissan Versa 1.8

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I have a 2010 Chevy impala. Reduced engine power and check engine light also comes on but won't stay on. Codes are P2138 P2122 P0455


Hi Rosalee_IM,
The codes your vehicle is storing are for low voltage from your accelerator pedal position sensor and a gross evaporative emission leak. The code P2122 and P2138 are directing you to test the accelerator pedal position circuit and/ or sensor. This is the cause of the reduced power concern you are feeling.The P0455 is telling you there is a large leak in the evaporative emission system. The most common cause for this code is a loose or incorrectly installed gas cap.I hope this helps clarify the concerns you are experiencing. If you'd like more information on how to trouble shoot the problems,drop me a line. Please include the model Impala you have,(LS,LT or LTZ) and the engine size. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.Thanks, Chuck

May 03, 2012 | 2010 Chevrolet Impala

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Code p2138


P2138 is Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/ Switch D / E Voltage Correlation. Replace the Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch.Remember to have the set code Cleared from the cars computer, this will turn off the check engine light and reset it. Good Luck and have a good XMASS.

Dec 17, 2010 | 2006 Nissan Altima

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I have a Nissan Frontier with accelerator & throttle problems. I have sensor codes p2122 & p2138. How do i fix this problem? Is it a self fix problem? HELP!


Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch "D" Circuit Low
P2122 - APP Sensor 1 Low Input

Probable Causes:
1 - Failed APP Sensor 1
2 - Open or short circuit condition
3 - Poor electrical connection

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P2138 - APP Sensor Performance Condition Fault

Probable Causes:
1 - Failed APP Sensor
2 - Open or short circuit condition
3 - Poor electrical connection
I hope this helps you and thank you

Feb 14, 2010 | Nissan Frontier Cars & Trucks

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