Engine-Codes - Saturn - P2101 SATURN

P2101 SATURN Code - Throttle Actuator Position Performance

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

  • 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

|How to Fix the P2101 SATURN 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 SATURN code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P2101 SATURN 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 SATURN code detected?

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

|What are P2101 SATURN code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P2101 SATURN Code Mean?

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.

Throttle Actuator Position Performance

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