SureTrack Real Fix: Throttle Problem

Real Fixes from the SureTrackĀ® expert information resource are documented issues from actual shop repair orders and community discussions. Read on to see how SureTrack can help you correct issues that are not easily diagnosed using OEM information alone. SureTrack is currently available free with the purchase of a current Snap-onĀ® diagnostic software version.

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2011 Citroen DS3 1.6 Petrol

P061F, P2101, Replaced Throttle Body

The customer states the check engine light is on.

Connected a scan tool and found codes: P061F – Internal Control Module Throttle Actuator Controller Performance and P2101 – Throttle Actuator “A” Control Motor Circuit Range/Performance. With the vehicle at idle, depressed the throttle pedal and found that the vehicle idle did not increase. Viewed live scan tool data and found the accelerator pedal position sensor changed as the pedal was depressed. Also found the throttle position data did not respond as the accelerator pedal was depressed. Removed the air filter housing to gain access to the throttle body. With the key on, engine off, moved the throttle body butterfly by hand and found that the throttle position sensor data changed. Disconnected the throttle body connector, used a multi-meter to measure the resistance of the throttle body motor and found that there was no continuity present. These tests verified that the throttle body was faulty.

Replaced the throttle body, cleared codes, performed a road test and verified the vehicle operated properly. The check engine light did not illuminate and no fault codes returned.

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About the Author

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is the SureTrack Community Administrator and a Senior Applications Specialist at Mitchell 1 with over 25 years of experience with electronic repair data systems. Nick previously worked in the automotive dismantling and engine rebuilding industries.