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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Throttle actuator control system

Toyota RAV4. Throttle actuator control system


Description

The throttle actuator is operated by the ecm, and opens and closes the throttle valve using gears. The opening angle of the throttle valve is detected by the throttle position (tp) sensor, which is mounted on the throttle body. The tp sensor provides feedback to the ecm in order that it can control the throttle actuator, and therefore the throttle valve, appropriately in response to driver inputs.

Hint:

This etcs (electronic throttle control system) does not use a throttle cable.

Toyota RAV4. Throttle actuator control system


Monitor description

The ecm determines that there is a malfunction in the etcs when the throttle valve remains at a fixed angle despite a high drive current from the ecm. The ecm illuminates the mil and sets a dtc.

If the malfunction is not repaired successfully, a dtc is set when the accelerator pedal is fully depressed and released quickly (to fully open and close the throttle valve) after the engine is next started.

Monitor strategy

Toyota RAV4. Monitor strategy


Typical enabling conditions

Toyota RAV4. Typical enabling conditions


Typical malfunction thresholds

Toyota RAV4. Typical malfunction thresholds


Fail-safe

When either of these dtcs, or other dtcs relating to etcs (electronic throttle control system) malfunctions, are set, the ecm enters fail-safe mode. During fail-safe mode, the ecm cuts the current to the throttle actuator off, and the throttle valve is returned to a 6° throttle angle by the return spring. The ecm then adjusts the engine output by controlling the fuel injection (intermittent fuel-cut) and ignition timing, in accordance with the accelerator pedal opening angle, to allow the vehicle to continue at a minimal speed. If the accelerator pedal is depressed firmly and gently, the vehicle can be driven slowly.

Fail-safe mode continues until a pass condition is detected, and the ignition switch is then turned off.

Wiring diagram

Refer to dtc p2102 (see page es-266).

Inspection procedure

Hint:

Read freeze frame data using the intelligent tester. Freeze frame data records the engine condition when malfunctions are detected. When troubleshooting, freeze frame data can help determine if the vehicle was moving or stationary, if the engine was warmed up or not, if the air-fuel ratio was lean or rich, and other data from the time the malfunction occurred.

  1. Check any other dtcs output (in addition to dtc p2111 or p2112)

  1. Connect the intelligent tester to the dlc3.
  2. Turn the ignition switch on.
  3. Turn the tester on.
  4. Select the following menu items: diagnosis / enhanced obd ii / dtc info / current codes.
  5. Read dtcs.

Toyota RAV4. Check any other dtcs output (in addition to dtc p2111 or p2112)


Hint:

If any dtcs other than p2111 or p2112 are output, troubleshoot those dtcs first.



  1. Inspect throttle body assembly (visually check throttle valve)

  1. Check for contamination between the throttle valve and the housing. If necessary, clean the throttle body. And check that the throttle valve moves smoothly.

Ok: throttle valve is not contaminated with foreign objects and moves smoothly.



  1. Check whether dtc output recurs (dtc p2111 or p2112)

  1. Connect the intelligent tester to the dlc3.
  2. Turn the ignition switch on.
  3. Turn the tester on.
  4. Clear dtcs (see page es-35).
  5. Start the engine, and fully depress and release the accelerator pedal quickly (to fully open and close the throttle valve).
  6. Select the following menu items: diagnosis / enhanced obd ii / dtc info / current codes.
  7. Read dtcs.

Toyota RAV4. Check whether dtc output recurs (dtc p2111 or p2112)


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