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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Throttle / pedal position sensor / switch "A"

Toyota RAV4. Throttle / pedal position sensor / switch "a"


Hint:

These dtcs relate to the throttle position (tp) sensor.

Description

The tp sensor is mounted on the throttle body, and detects the opening angle of the throttle valve. This sensor is a non-contact type. It uses hall-effect elements in order to yield accurate signals even in extreme driving conditions, such as at high speeds as well as very low speeds.

The tp sensor has two sensor circuits which each transmits a signal, vta1 and vta2. Vta1 is used to detect the throttle valve angle and vta2 is used to detect malfunctions in vta1. The sensor signal voltages vary between 0 v and 5 v in proportion to the throttle valve opening angle, and are transmitted to the vta terminals of the ecm.

As the valve closes, the sensor output voltage decreases and as the valve opens, the sensor output voltage increases. The ecm calculates the throttle valve opening angle according to these signals and controls the throttle actuator in response to driver inputs. These signals are also used in calculations such as air-fuel ratio correction, power increase correction and fuel-cut control.

Toyota RAV4. Throttle / pedal position sensor / switch "a"


Toyota RAV4. Throttle / pedal position sensor / switch "a"


Toyota RAV4. Throttle / pedal position sensor / switch "a"


Hint:

Reference (normal condition)

Toyota RAV4. Reference (normal condition)


Monitor description

The ecm uses the throttle position (tp) sensor to monitor the throttle valve opening angle. There are several checks that the ecm performs to confirm the proper operation of the tp sensor.

If the malfunction is not repaired successfully, a dtc is set 10 seconds 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


Component operating range

Toyota RAV4. Component operating range


Fail-safe

When any of these dtcs, as well as 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

Toyota RAV4. Wiring diagram


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. Read value using intelligent tester (throttle pos #1 and throttle pos  #2)

  1. Connect the intelligent tester to the dlc3.
  2. Turn the ignition switch on and turn the tester on.
  3. Select the following menu items: diagnosis / enhanced obd ii / data list / etcs / throttle pos #1 and throttle pos #2.
  4. Check the values displayed on the tester.

Result

Toyota RAV4. Read value using intelligent tester (throttle pos #1 and throttle pos  #2)


Hint:

Tp#1 denotes throttle pos #1, and tp#2 denotes throttle pos #2.



  1. Check harness and connector (throttle position sensor - ecm)

  1. Disconnect the b3 throttle body connector.
  2. Disconnect the b30 ecm connector.
  3. Measure the resistance.

Standard resistance (check for open) 


Standard resistance (check for short) 


  1. Reconnect the throttle body connector.
  2. Reconnect the ecm connector.

Toyota RAV4. Check harness and connector (throttle position sensor - ecm)




  1. Inspect ecm (vc voltage)

  1. Disconnect the b3 throttle body connector.
  2. Turn the ignition switch on.
  3. Measure the voltage between the terminals of the throttle body connector.

Standard voltage


  1. Reconnect the throttle body connector.



  1. Replace throttle body assembly


  1. Check whether dtc output recurs (throttle position sensor dtcs)

  1. Connect the intelligent tester to the dlc3.
  2. Turn the ignition switch on and turn the tester on.
  3. Clear dtcs (see page es-35).
  4. Start the engine.
  5. Allow the engine to idle for 15 seconds or more.
  6. Select the following menu items: diagnosis / enhanced obd ii / dtc info / current codes.
  7. Read dtcs.

Toyota RAV4. Check whether dtc output recurs (throttle position sensor dtcs)


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