What to do if your GMC Yukon loses power?
You can do a primitive check with a volt meter from the battery terminals with ignition off (~12.6VDC) and with the engine running (~14VDC); but the best is use a proper battery/alternator tester, perhaps your local AutoZone, Advanced Auto or similar can help and ID if its the battery or the alternator is due for a replacement.
How is the throttle connected to the accelerator?
In the old days, there used to be a cable that was connected from the throttle to the accelerator. But now in the technological age, the car’s computer controls when the throttle opens and closes by the feedback it gets about the acceleration of the vehicle.
Can a bad throttle position sensor cause spontaneous acceleration?
Your engine may start up but it will have little to no power and it causes it to shut off. On the other hand, it can also cause your car to have spontaneous accelerations even if you didn’t step on the gas. Unstable Engine Idle: Faulty position sensors can cause sporadic idle conditions due to fluctuating airflow.
How can I Reset my throttle position sensor?
Reprogramming or resetting your sensor can sometimes solve these issues. This step can also be necessary when you install a new sensor. The easiest way to reset your throttle position sensor is to unhook the negative cable from your battery for up to five minutes or to remove the fuse for your engine control module.
How is the gas pedal connected to the throttle body?
Many car makers including GM started installing fly by wire electronic throttle bodies. In those vehicles, the “gas” pedal isn’t connected to the throttle body by a cable. The pedal simply provides an electronic signal, telling the throttle body how much acceleration you’re requesting.
How does a GM throttle body relearn procedure?
A motor and gear reduction set inside the throttle body opens and closes the throttle plate to accomplish your request. Over time, carbon buildup can accumulate around the throttle plate, changing it’s “home” position. If the buildup occurs gradually, the PCM “learns” the new home position.
How to do throttle body re-Learn Chevy Malibu?
1) Start the engine and let it idle in park for 3 minutes. During that period the idle may be higher idle than normal. 2) After 3 minutes, turn the engine off and leave it off for 60- seconds. 3) Start the engine again and let it idle in park for 3 minutes one more time. During these run periods you may see a check engine light.