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Q: Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Sign. 2 Range/Performance on 1999 Honda Passport

I get the code p1171 on my odb2 machine which means Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Sign. 2 Range/Performance. How would this cause my car to run? and how do I go about fixing this problem?
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I probably would make the shifting a little off and likely cause engine throttle response problems. It's likely that the electronic throttle position sensor is faulty but the way to diagnose it would be to use a data reading scanner and watch the voltage or percentage readings to see if it's working right. Go from there depending on what the diagnosis is.
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