AutoCodes - OBDII Code List - P0121 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY

P0121 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Range/Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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P0121 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY Possible Causes

  • Faulty throttle position sensor
  • Throttle position sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Throttle position sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

How do I fix code P0121 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY?

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 connector's pins.
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Cost of diagnosing the P0121 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0121 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY 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 code detected?

Malfunction is detected when an excessively low or high voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0121 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY Description

The throttle position sensor (TPS) responds to the accelerator pedal movement. This sensor is a kind of potentiometer which transforms the throttle position into output voltage, and emits the voltage signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM). In addition, the sensor detects the opening and closing speed of the throttle valve and feeds the voltage signal to the ECM.
Idle position of the throttle valve is determined by the ECM receiving the signal from the throttle position sensor. This sensor controls engine operation such as fuel cut. On the other hand, the Wide open and closed throttle position switch, which is built into the throttle position sensor unit, is not used for engine control.
OBDII Code P0121 1997 Toyota Camry - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Range/Performance - AutoCodes.com

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