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P2111 MERCURY - Throttle Actuator Control System - Stuck Open

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3   
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P2111 MERCURY Possible Causes

  • Throttle Body Plate Binding
  • Faulty Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Motor
  • Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Motor harness is open or shorted
  • Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Motor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

First diagnose P2111 MERCURY 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 P2111 MERCURY code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P2111 MERCURY 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 P2111 MERCURY code detected?

Throttle valve locked during Engine Control Module (ECM) order to close

P2111 MERCURY Possible Symptoms

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

P2111 Mercury Description

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. The P2111 code is set when the throttle plate is at a greater angle than commanded.
OBDII Code P2111 Mercury - Throttle Actuator Control System - Stuck Open -

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