Engine-Codes - Oldsmobile - P0122 OLDSMOBILE

P0122 OLDSMOBILE - Throttle Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low Input

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P0122 OLDSMOBILE Possible Causes

  • Faulty throttle position sensor.
  • Throttle position sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Throttle position sensor circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P0122 OLDSMOBILE code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0122 OLDSMOBILE code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0122 OLDSMOBILE 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 code detected?

An excessively low voltage from the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0122 OLDSMOBILE Meaning

The Throttle Pedal Position (TPP) 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.

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