Engine-Codes - Lincoln - P2101 LINCOLN

P2101 LINCOLN Code - Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Range/Performance

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P2101 LINCOLN Code?

  • Faulty Throttle Actuator Control Motor
  • Throttle Actuator Control Motor harness is open
  • Throttle Actuator Control Motor circuit poor electrical connection

|How to Fix the P2101 LINCOLN Code?

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 P2101 LINCOLN code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P2101 LINCOLN code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P2101 LINCOLN code detected?

A powertrain control module (PCM) fault flag is set indicating the motor circuit is open, and may require cycling the key.

|What are P2101 LINCOLN code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P2101 LINCOLN Code Mean?

The electronic Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) is a DC motor controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There are 2 designs for the TAC, parallel and inline. The parallel design has the motor under the bore parallel to the plate shaft. The motor housing is integrated into the main housing. The inline design has a separate motor housing. An internal spring is used in both designs to return the throttle plate to a default position. The default position is typically a throttle angle of 7 to 8 degrees from the hard stop angle. The closed throttle plate hard stop prevents the throttle from binding in the bore. This hard stop setting is not adjustable and is set to result in less airflow than the minimum engine airflow required at idle.

Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Range/Performance

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