P0121 2000 TOYOTA ECHO - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Range/Performance
P0121 2000 TOYOTA ECHO 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)
P0121 2000 TOYOTA ECHO Tech NotesThe throttle position sensor is on the throttle body.
Cost of diagnosing the P0121 2000 TOYOTA ECHO code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0121 2000 TOYOTA ECHO code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
When is the P0121 2000 TOYOTA ECHO code detected?Malfunction is detected when an excessively low or high voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.
P0121 2000 TOYOTA ECHO Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0121 2000 TOYOTA ECHO MeaningThe throttle position sensor (TPS) responds to the accelerator pedal movement. This sensor is a kind of potentiometer which transforms the throttle position into output voltage, and emits the voltage signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM). In addition, the sensor detects the opening and closing speed of the throttle valve and feeds the voltage signal to the ECM.
Idle position of the throttle valve is determined by the ECM receiving the signal from the throttle position sensor. This sensor controls engine operation such as fuel cut. On the other hand, the Wide open and closed throttle position switch, which is built into the throttle position sensor unit, is not used for engine control.