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2006 toyota avalon after about a half hour of driving i get no throttle let sit for 20 min then it works code says po2118 but confused why it runs after cooling down

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?

Po2118 I reset it then problem happend agian same result throttle worked after sitting for 20 to 30 min

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Avalon yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing I took to machanic but i had cleared code he couldnt do anything till code came back on

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

P0118 TOYOTA - Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input

Possible causes; Low engine coolant level, Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor Faulty, engine coolant thermostat, Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor harness is open or shorted, Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor electrical circuit poor connection

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM). The modified signal returns to the ECM as the engine coolant temperature input. The sensor uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change in temperature. The electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases as temperature increases.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

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