Engine-Codes - Chevrolet - P1516 CHEVROLET

P1516 CHEVROLET - Throttle Actuator Control Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P1516 CHEVROLET Possible Causes

  • Faulty Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) module
  • Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) module harness is open or shorted
  • Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) module circuit poor electrical connection
  • Check Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) module connector for water
  • Binding or bent throttle plate-failed throttle body

How is the P1516 CHEVROLET 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.

Tech Notes

There are factory service bulletins for the P1516 code on following Chevrolet vehicles:

2006-2007 Chevrolet Avalanche
2006-2007 Chevrolet Express 1500/2500/3500
2006-2007 Chevrolet Silverado
2006-2007 Chevrolet Silverado Flex Fuel
2006-2007 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
2006-2007 Chevrolet Silverado SS
2006-2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD
2006-2007 Chevrolet Suburban
2006-2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P1516

2002-2009 Chevrolet Trail Blazer
2004-2012 Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Trail Blazer, Colorado Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P1516

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What is the cost to diagnose the P1516 CHEVROLET code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1516 CHEVROLET 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.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • No throttle response

P1516 CHEVROLET Meaning

The Engine Control Module (ECM) is the control center for the Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) system. The ECM determines the driver's intent and then calculates the appropriate throttle response. The ECM achieves throttle positioning by providing a pulse width modulated voltage to the TAC motor. The TAC system uses the following circuits for Motor control 1 and Motor control 2.
Two processors are also used to monitor the TAC system data. Both processors are located within the ECM. Both processors monitor each other's data to verify that the indicated throttle position is correct.
The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set when the ECM has detected an out of range condition between the predicted and actual throttle position.

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