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WHAT IS CODE P1516

2001 Saturn L300 • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 150,321 miles

I HAVE A 2001 SATURN TWIN CAM 24 VALVE 3.0 LITER V6 I HAD IT CODED IT SAYS P1516 CAN SOME ONE TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS AN HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM THIS IS MY ONLY CAR I LIVE IN 2 HOURS AWAY FROM THE CITY PLEASE HELP. REDUCE LIGHT ENGINE LIGHT ON LOW SPEED.
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Emerybernice@yahoo.com
March 29, 2011.



P1516: Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance

Go to this link and have a basic idea : http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/Bluegorilla/2009-06-10_123501_2003_truck_p1516.pdf


Rasmataz
Mar 29, 2011.
Just to add to this one those engines are known for problem's with the throttle body assembly and the throttle body harness/wire connector I have replaced a lot of them. The tps sensors are built into the throttle body assembly.I posted the wire diagram and the code description/diagnoses for that code.I hope this help's.

The throttle control module contains a throttle control motor, two Throttle Position (TP) sensors, and two independent signal circuits that vary resistance according to changes in throttle plate position. The ECM will go through a throttle position learn in procedure to determine acceptable values for the throttle plate position operating range. This is based on the inputs from TP sensor 1 and TP sensor 2 and feedback from the throttle control motor. DTC P1516 sets when the actual commanded throttle plate position differs from the commanded position a calibrated amount for a certain length of time.

DTC PARAMETERS
DTC P1516 sets when the actual commanded throttle plate position differs from the commanded position a calibrated amount when: * Condition exists for greater than 0.5 seconds

DTC P1516 diagnostic runs continuously with engine running.

P1516 is a (type A) DTC

DIAGNOSTIC AIDS
This DTC P1516 may set due to either mechanical faults or electrical circuit faults.

Possible causes: * Throttle plate movement limited by carbon deposits
* Circuit failure to throttle control motor
* TP sensor not functioning properly (diagnose TP sensor DTCs first)
* Throttle body assembly

If both P1510 and P1516 are set, circuit 581 or 582 may be shorted to ground.

If both P1271 and P1516 are set, circuit 581 or 582 may be shorted to voltage.

P1516 may set due to circuit 581 or 582 open.

IMPORTANT: If DTC P1516 is set, the ECM will default to REDUCED PERFORMANCE mode for the entire ignition cycle, even if the fault is corrected.

In REDUCED PERFORMANCE mode, throttle is limited to a maximum of 9.8% and the engine will respond slowly to throttle input.


Saturntech9
Mar 29, 2011.
Thanks this helps your the only one who toke time out to help ive been looking for help for two weeks now thanks again.


Your welcome that's what were here for.


Saturntech9
Mar 29, 2011.