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2003 Hyundai Elantra Question: have a check engine light coming on. the code is a 121 and 122 low voltage

 

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Visitor, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Olivehurst, CA, August 14, 2011, 18:36

have changed the TPS senor, new computer, have had it checked by 5 different shops and the check engine light still come on the same code 121 122

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 14, 2011, 23:06
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    Check the wiring integrity and look even for possible rodent damage to the wiring. Check the following links,
    http://engine-codes.com/p0122_hyundai.html
    Hyundai as a car manufacturer put a lot of free technical information and workshop manuals on line for Hyundai owners. Check out www.hmaservice.com lots of great information.

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    August 15, 2011, 04:07
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    for this code, you can
    1. If you have access to a scan tool, see what the idle and WOT (wide open throttle) readings are for the TPS. Check if they're close to the specifications mentioned above. If not, then replace the TPS and re-check.

    2. Check for an intermittent open or short in the TPS signal. To do that, you can't use a scan tool. You'll need an oscilliscope. The reason is because scan tools take samplings of many different readings over just one or two data lines and can miss an intermittent drop out. Hook up your oscilliscope and watch the signal. It should sweep up and down smoothly with no drop outs or spikes.

    3. If no problems were noticed, perform a wiggle test. Do this by wiggling the connector and harness while watching the pattern. Does it drop out? If so, replace TPS and re-check.

    4. If you have no TPS signal, check for 5 Volt reference at the connector. If it's present, check the ground circuit for open or shorts.

    5. Make sure the signal circuit isn't 12V. It should never have battery voltage. If it does, trace circuit for short to voltage and repair.

    6. Look for any water in the connector and replace TPS as necessary.

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