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Jeremy, Certified Truck/Bus Technician
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
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Experience:  ASE Med/HD Truck Technician, NATEF Diesel Engines and Electrical/Electronics Technician, EPA 608/609 HVAC Certified, Steering/Suspension and ABS/Brakes Technician
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Code 131 with no throttle response replaced tps .ohm

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Code 131 with no throttle response replaced tps .ohm readings were fine from tps to ecm. This is an intermittent problem. Almost a daily occurrence.sometimes they limp it back using cruise switches and sometimes that doesn't work. They always manage to get it back to the shop. Thanks ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Ecm pin numbers 27 -3-8-11 APS (tps) a,b,C,d
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I will assist you with your question today.

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What is the year, make, model, engine of the vehicle you're working on? I'm presuming a International due to the 3 digit flash code.

Have you tried a test ECM? If the signal is good going to the ECM and you have no other codes at all, then the ECM itself is faulting out. I would first try a software update and if that doesn;t work, then use a test ECM and see what happens. If it continues with a test ECM, then replace the engine harness for one of the connections (which could be anywhere) is interfering with the signal or it is causing a small short just enough to make the truck go to limp and lose throttle.

Also check all powe and ground connections, including the fuse box to ECM and the batteries to ECM. If you have a slight lower voltage at anytime due to a bad wire, it can also cause this and not throw a code.


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Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

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