P1516 SATURN - Throttle Actuator Control Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What does this mean?

P1516 SATURN 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

First diagnose P1516 SATURN code

    Check 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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P1516 SATURN code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P1516 SATURN 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 P1516 SATURN code detected?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected an out of range condition between the predicted and actual throttle position.

P1516 SATURN Possible Symptoms

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

P1516 SATURN Meaning

The Engine Control Module (ECM) is the control center for the Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) system. The ECM determines the drivers 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.

OBDII Code P1516 SATURN - Throttle Actuator Control Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance - Engine-Codes.com

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