Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: P0122, P0123 TP sensor

Description

Nissan Maxima. Description

Electric throttle control actuator consists of throttle control motor, throttle position sensor, etc. The throttle position sensor responds to the throttle valve movement.

The throttle position sensor has two sensors. These sensors are a kind of potentiometer which transform the throttle valve position into output voltage, and emit the voltage signal to the ECM. The ECM judges the current opening angle of the throttle valve from these signals and controls the throttle valve opening angle in response to driving conditions via the throttle control motor.

DTC Logic

DTC DETECTION LOGIC

NOTE: If DTC P0122 or P0123 is displayed with DTC P0643, first perform the trouble diagnosis for DTC P0643.

Nissan Maxima. DTC DETECTION LOGIC

DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE

1.PRECONDITIONING

If DTC Confirmation Procedure has been previously conducted, always perform the following before conducting the next test.

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
  2. Turn ignition switch ON.
  3. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.

TESTING CONDITION: Before performing the following procedure, confirm that battery voltage is more than 8 V at idle.

2.PERFORM DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE

  1. Start engine and let it idle for 1 second.
  2. Check DTC.

Diagnosis Procedure

1.CHECK GROUND CONNECTION

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Check ground connection E9.

2.CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR 2 POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

Nissan Maxima. CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR 2 POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

  1. Disconnect electric throttle control actuator harness connector.
  2. Turn ignition switch ON.
  3. Check the voltage between electric throttle control actuator harness connector and ground

Nissan Maxima. CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR 2 POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

3.CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR 2 GROUND CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect ECM harness connector.
  3. Check the continuity between electric throttle control actuator harness connector and ECM harness connector.
  4. Also check harness for short to ground and short to power.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR 2 GROUND CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

4.CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR 2 INPUT SIGNAL CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

  1. Check the continuity between electric throttle control actuator harness connector and ECM harness connector.
  2. Also check harness for short to ground and short to power.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR 2 INPUT SIGNAL CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

5.CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR

6.REPLACE ELECTRIC THROTTLE CONTROL ACTUATOR

  1. Replace electric throttle control actuator

7.CHECK INTERMITTENT INCIDENT

Component Inspection

1.CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR

Nissan Maxima. CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Reconnect all harness connectors disconnected.
  3. Perform EC-21, "THROTTLE VALVE CLOSED POSITION LEARNING : Special Repair Requirement".
  4. Turn ignition switch ON.
  5. Set selector lever to D position.
  6. Check the voltage between ECM harness connector terminals under the following conditions.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR

2.REPLACE ELECTRIC THROTTLE CONTROL ACTUATOR

  1. Replace electric throttle control actuator

Special Repair Requirement

1.PERFORM THROTTLE VALVE CLOSED POSITION LEARNING

2.PERFORM IDLE AIR VOLUME LEARNING

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