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Throttle position sensor caused check engine light to come on. what is the danger of me continuing to drive the car without fixing it?

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CAN CAUSE ERRATIC IDLE AND MAY STALL SOMETIMES...ITS FAIRLY EASY TO CHANGE...IT ON LEFT OF THROTTLE BODY ON TOP OF AIR IDLE SENSOR....JUST UNPLUG WIRE...UNSCREW 2 SCREWS AND INSTALL NEW ONE....COST AROUND 55 DOLLARS OR SO...CHEAPER AT JUNK YARD IF YOU LIKE...GOOD LUCK..

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My 2010 jeep patriot with a 2.4 is surging when u accelerate from a stop.


Could be any one of a number of sensors for engine control . Mass air flow sensor , TPS - throttle position sensor, or APP- accerator pedal position sensor etc... Without testing an looking at scan tool data ,who could say for sure . How does the vehicle idle ? how does the vehicle run at cruise speeds ? Does the vehicle have electronic throttle control ? 2010 - i'm sure it probably does . Is the check engine light lit ? Your best bet would be to take it to a qualified repair shop.

May 31, 2016 | 2010 Jeep Patriot 2.4

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Check engine light reduce engine power and traction controll off.


It could be the APP sensors or the throttle body throttle position sensors . What DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Need to test the electrical wiring , 5 volt reference voltage. Drive by Wire Function and diagnostics by Wells
REDUCED ENGINE POWER - mass airflow sensor has nothing to do with this problem .
Throttle Actuator Control (TAC)
Reduced Engine Power Mode When the PCM detects a condition with the TAC system, the PCM may enter a reduced engine power mode. Reduced engine power may cause one or more of the following conditions:
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Acceleration limiting--The control module will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the vehicle acceleration is limited.


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Limited throttle mode--The control module will continue to use the accelerator pedal for throttle control; however, the maximum throttle opening is limited.


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Throttle default mode--The control module will turn off the throttle actuator motor and the throttle will return to the spring loaded default position.


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Forced idle mode--The control module will perform the following actions:


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Limit engine speed to idle by positioning throttle position, or by controlling fuel and spark if throttle is turned off.


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Ignore accelerator pedal input.


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Engine shutdown mode--The control module will disable fuel and de-energize the throttle actuator.




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Powertrain Control Module Description for the 4.8L, 5.3L and 6.0L engine


May 09, 2016 | 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

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How do i fix a throttle


If the engine is speeding up and slowing down without driving it you might have a vacuum leak. If it is doing it while driving at a certain engine speed it could be a sensor called the (TPS ) Throttle position sensor. If someone has recently worked on it they might have bumped a vacuum hose off

Jan 03, 2015 | 2008 Chrysler 300

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Codes 32 75 12 22 on a check engine light


first code it's P0320 Possible causes
- Faulty Ignition/Distributor engine speed sensor
- Faulty Crankshaft Position sensor
- Ignition/Distributor engine speed sensor harness is open or shorted
- Ignition/Distributor engine speed sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Low battery charge
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)


Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0320_ford.html#ixzz3DcwddSlp
2- P0750 Possible causes
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
- Faulty shift solenoid 1 valve
- Shift solenoid 1 valve harness or connectors
- Shift solenoid 1 valve circuit is open or shorted


Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0750_ford.html#ixzz3DcwoXS73
3- P0120 Possible causes
- Faulty Throttle Position Sensor
- Throttle Position Sensor circuit is open or shorted
- Throttle Position Sensor poor electrical connection


Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0120.html#ixzz3Dcx3VCPs
4- P0220 Possible causes
- Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) harness is open or shorted
- Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
- Fault Electric Throttle Control Actuator (or Throttle Body Motor)
- Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor (APP)


Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0220.html#ixzz3DcxGUMl4

Sep 11, 2014 | 1991 Ford F150

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What causes engine to accelerate without gas?


Possibilities:
  1. Leak in intake manifold or deteriorated throttle body gasket;
  2. Loose or missing throttle body spring;
  3. Defective idle air bypass valve;
  4. Bad throttle position sensor;
  5. Bad EGR valve or EGR position sensor;
  6. Evil aliens.
If there is, or has recently been, a CHECK ENGINE light showing, have the stored codes read out. They may reveal the culprit or, at least, indicate where to begin looking.

Aug 09, 2014 | 1992 Buick Park Avenue

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Reduced engine power


Have the vehicle checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ! Do you know what electronic throttle control is ? The gas pedal assembly has electrical connector an sensors inside ,hooked to the PCM / ECM - engine computer . The engine computer uses these position sensors inputs to control the DC motor on the throttle body to open the throttle plate to control the speed . Plus there are position sensors inside the throttle body to input PCM/ECM to see if it's calculations are corect . Your best bet maybe to take it to a qualified repair shop .
Drive by Wire Function and diagnostics by Wells

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

May 12, 2017 | 2004 GMC Sierra Denali

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P0222 and p0121 troubleshooting


FIRST AND FORMOST do not listen to any advice the totally unqualified parts guys hand out at Autozone or any other free code reader parts store, they want to sell you parts and that is all.

P0222 VOLKSWAGEN - Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'B' Circuit Low
Possible causes- Throttle position sensor harness is open or shorted
- Throttle position sensor poor electrical connection
- Faulty Throttle position sensor
When is the code detected?An excessively low voltage from the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).

P0121 VOLKSWAGEN - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Range/Performance
Possible causes- Faulty throttle position sensor
- Throttle position sensor harness is open or shorted
- Throttle position sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM) When is the code detected?Malfunction is detected when an excessively low or high voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

Have the VW dealer complete the diagnosis on this.

Nov 05, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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My 2000 cavalier was at the stop sign and the engine for no reason started racing to 3000 rpms nearly throwing me into traffic! WTF?!!! the wrench service light just came on yesterday and stalled out once


Sounds like a throttle position sensor sticking in a very dangerous position. The throttle position sensor does exactly what it sounds like. Senses the throttle position and sends it to the injectors, if the position sensor is sticking open it is a very dangerous situation. Get your vehicle to a mechanic and have them scan the check engine light and besure that is the issue before going any further, but that is your most likely answer, Good Luck!

Dec 12, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Check engine light


Whenever your check engine light is on your vehicle is in a limp mode. So you may notice extra fuel consumption. But you can run it for sometime with this light on without issue.........TPS stands for throttle position sensor.It tells the computer how far the throttle butterfly valve is open in the air intake of your truck.
Hope this helps!

Jan 16, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram

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Running rough or fast


If both the MAF and 02 have been replaced, try the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) also check for vacuum leaks. the hoses that come out of the throttle body are very vulnerable to melt from heat.

Sep 15, 2008 | 1997 Buick Skylark

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