DI–37

DIAGNOSTICS – ENGINE
DI382–05

DTC

P0120

Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch ”A” Circuit Malfunction

CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION
Throttle Position Sensor VC VTA E2 ECM

P24296

The throttle position sensor is mounted in the throttle body and detects the throttle valve opening angle. When the throttle valve is fully closed, a voltage of approximately 0.3 – 0.8 V is applied to terminal VTA of the ECM. The voltage applied to the terminals VTA of the ECM increases in proportion to the opening angle of the throttle valve and becomes approximately 3.2 – 4.9 V when the throttle valve is fully opened. The ECM judges the vehicle driving conditions from this signal input from terminal VTA, and uses it as one of the conditions to decide the air–fuel ratio correction, power increase correction and fuel–cut control etc.
Trouble Area S Open or short in throttle position sensor circuit S Throttle position sensor S ECM

DTC No.

DTC Detection Condition Condition (a) or (b) continues with more than 5 sec.: (a) VTA < 0.1 V (b) VTA > 4.9 V

P0120

HINT: After confirming DTC P0120, use the OBD II scan tool or TOYOTA hand–held tester to confirm the throttle valve opening percentage.
Throttle valve opening position expressed as percentage Throttle valve fully closed 0% Approx. 100 % Throttle valve fully open 0% Approx. 100 % T bl Area Trouble A VC circuit open VTA lcircuit open or short E2 circuit open

WIRING DIAGRAM
T1 Throttle Position Sensor ECM 5V VC 1 L–R 2 VC E4

VTA 3

Y–G

23 VTA E4

E2 2

BR

18 E2 E4

E1
A12544

2000 MR2 (RM760U)

AuthorĂ:

DateĂ:

201

P0106. CHECK: Read the throttle valve opening percentage. ON 1 (+) (–) BE6653 S05338 A05445 PREPARATION: (a) Disconnect the throttle position sensor connector. 2000 MR2 (RM760U) AuthorĂ: DateĂ: 202 . read throttle valve opening percentage. OK: Voltage: 4. 70 % Approx. P0115 and P0120 are output simultaneously. Because freeze frame records the engine conditions when the malfunction is detected. it is useful for determining whether the vehicle was running or stopped.5 – 5. the engine was warmed up or not. When troubleshooting. P0110. (b) Turn the ignition switch ON. Read freeze frame data using TOYOTA hand–held tester or OBD II scan tool. NG 2 Check voltage between terminal 1 of throttle position sensor connector and body ground. E2 (sensor ground) may be open. etc.DI–38 DIAGNOSTICS – ENGINE INSPECTION PROCEDURE HINT: S S If DTCs P0100. CHECK: Measure the voltage between terminal 1 of the throttle position connector and body ground. OK: FI7052 Throttle valve Fully open Fully closed Throttle valve opening position expressed as percentage Approx. the air–fuel ratio was lean or rich. at the time of the malfunction.5 V NG Go to step 5. 1 Connect OBD II scan tool or TOYOTA hand–held tester. PREPARATION: (a) Connect the OBD II scan tool or TOYOTA hand–held tester to the DLC3. 10 % OK Check for intermittent problems (See page DI–3). (b) Turn the ignition switch ON and push the OBD II scan tool or TOYOTA hand–held tester main switch ON.

CHECK: Measure the voltage between terminals VC and E2 of the ECM connector.2 – 4. ON VTA E2 PREPARATION: (a) Disconnect the ECM with connector from body panel (See page SF–62).DI–39 DIAGNOSTICS – ENGINE OK 3 Check throttle position sensor (See page SF–33).9 V OK Check and replace ECM (See page IN–28). A12731 VC E2 2000 MR2 (RM760U) BE6653 A09347 (+) (–) AuthorĂ: DateĂ: 203 . OK: A12730 P24611 A11498 (+) (–) Throttle valve Fully closed Fully open Voltage 0.0 V 3.3 – 1. (b) Turn the ignition switch ON. NG Check for open and short in harness and connector in VTA or E2 circuit between ECM and throttle position sensor (See page IN–28). PREPARATION: (a) Disconnect the ECM with connector from body panel (See page SF–62). (b) Turn the ignition switch ON. OK 4 Check voltage between terminals VTA and E2 of ECM connector. NG Replace throttle position sensor. CHECK: Measure the voltage between terminals VTA and E2 of the ECM connector. 5 ON Check voltage between terminals VC and E2 of ECM connector.

DI–40 DIAGNOSTICS – ENGINE OK: Voltage: 4.5 V NG Check and replace ECM (See page IN–28).5 – 5. OK Check for open in harness and connector in VC circuit between ECM and sensor (See page IN–28). 2000 MR2 (RM760U) AuthorĂ: DateĂ: 204 .