AutoCodes - OBDII Code List - P1121 CADILLAC

P1121 CADILLAC - Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent High Voltage

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3    What is this?
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P1121 CADILLAC Possible Causes

  • Faulty Throttle Position Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Throttle Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Throttle Position Sensor not properly adjusted

How do I fix code P1121 CADILLAC?

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.

Cost of diagnosing the P1121 CADILLAC code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P1121 CADILLAC code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the code detected?

When the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) senses a signal voltage higher than the normal operating range of the sensor, the P1121 will set.

Possible Symptoms

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

P1121 Cadillac Description

The Throttle Position (TP) sensor is a potentiometer. The TP sensor provides a voltage signal that changes relative to throttle blade angle. This signal voltage is one of the most important inputs used by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The TP sensor has a 5.0 volt reference, a ground and a signal circuit.
TP sensor Signal voltage should be about 0.6 volt at idle. The TP sensor voltage should increase to above 4.0 volts at wide open throttle (WOT).
OBDII Code P1121 Cadillac - Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent High Voltage - AutoCodes.com

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