Engine-Codes - Buick - P1273 BUICK

P1273 BUICK - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 1-3 Correlation

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P1273 BUICK Possible Causes

  • Faulty Accelerator Pedal Position (APP)
  • Accelerator Pedal Position harness is open or shorted
  • Accelerator Pedal Position circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P1273 BUICK 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 P1273 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1273 BUICK 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?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) compared the signal from both Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensors and detected a voltage difference.

Possible Symptoms

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

P1273 BUICK Meaning

The Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensors are located within the Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) module assembly. The TAC module assembly is mounted to the accelerator pedal bracket. There are 3 individual APP sensors within the TAC module. Three separate signal circuits, low reference circuits, and 5-volt reference circuits are used in order to determine the accelerator pedal position. The APP sensor signal voltages increase when the accelerator pedal is depressed.

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