2005 Nissan Sentra P2135

Tiny
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  • 2005 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
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  • 65,000 MILES
Once in a great while, after starting my engine, I put it in drive and pressing the gas pedal does nothing. The engine does not move, only idles, its like the throttle is not working. My yellow light SERVICE ENGINE SOON (something like that) was on. My mechanic ran the diagnostic, which says P2135 code, something about T/P sensor. But because it doesn't happen during diagnostic, hard to determine cause. Appreciate any advice on whats wrong as its a little scary to drive my car now. Regards, sags
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 8:17 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

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If you are getting this TPI fault indication, there is a problem with the TPI, I would be getting it changed before it lets you down and strands you somewhere.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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Is this problem unique to my sentra? The nissan tech has never heard of such a problem. Problem is, I got my diagnostic from a private, and nissan won't take a diganostic other than their selves. Is this common practice? How much do you think it will cost me? It wouldn't be covered under my car warranty?
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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Hi there, TPI faults are not uncommon, I would first check with your warranty company and confirm that it is coverd, if you have any doubts, get the code cleared and see if it re sets, this is normal practice to re check findings, do thios if it has not bed re checked as yet.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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Strange. Seems like a rare instance in Hawaii.I called 2 nissan dealers who have no idea what I'm talking about. So if code does not reset, then what does it mean? And also, you didn't reply to my cost question. What is your cost estimate to repair this?
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 9:03 PM
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The TPI is the sensor that tell the ECU what throttle percentage is applied, this is vital information required for the ECU to establish correct air. Fuel parameters for any given throttle position, as for cost, the it will only take about 1/2hr to fit and a s for cost of the item, that I can't help you with as I am in Australia any my pricing will not be any good for you.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Mark. I'm wondering if you can contact someone in US for the cost of parts? I want a good estimate so I know my nissan dealer is not ripping me off as I had a bad experience with them already.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Yes I can do that, I will post when I find out.

Mark
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

A TPI should cost around $130. US retail, see pic as well.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_TPI_1.jpg



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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 10:35 PM
Tiny
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Thank you Mark for your time. Appreciate your help, it will help me a lot. Bob
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 10:47 PM
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Monday, May 10th, 2010 AT 1:46 PM

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