Engine-Codes - Generic - P1222

P1222 - Throttle Motor Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P1222 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Throttle Motor
  • Throttle Motor harness is open or shorted
  • Throttle Motor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Throttle Valve
  • Faulty Throttle Drive Gear

How is the P1222 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 P1222 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1222 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P1222 Meaning

The throttle control motor is operated by the Engine Control Module (ECM) and it opens and closes the throttle valve. The fully open condition of the throttle valve is detected by the diesel throttle position switch, which is mounted on the throttle body. If this Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) is stored, the Engine Control Module shuts down the power for the throttle control motor.

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