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P2131 MERCURY

P2131 MERCURY - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'F' Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3   
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P2131 MERCURY Possible Causes

  • Faulty Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor
  • Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

First diagnose P2131 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 P2131 MERCURY code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P2131 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.

P2131 MERCURY Possible Symptoms

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

P2131 Mercury Description

The Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensor is an input to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and used to determine the amount of torque requested by the operator. There are 2 pedal position signals in the sensor. Both signals, APP and APP2, have a positive slope (increasing angle, increasing voltage), but are offset and increase at different rates. The 2 pedal position signals make sure the PCM receives a correct input even if 1 signal has a concern. The PCM determines if a signal is incorrect by calculating where it should be, inferred from the other signals. If a concern is present with one of the circuits the other input is used. There are 2 reference voltage circuits, 2 signal return circuits, and 2 signal circuits (a total of 6 circuits and pins) between the PCM and the APP sensor assembly. The pedal position signal is converted to pedal travel degrees (rotary angle) by the PCM. The software converts these degrees to counts, which is the input to the torque based strategy. The accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor fault flag is set for sensor 3 by the powertrain control module (PCM), indicating the signal is out of the normal self-test operating range.
OBDII Code P2131 Mercury - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'F' Circuit - AutoCodes.com

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