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Hey guys, im new to this website and im also new to using forums so forgive me if i put this thread in the wrong place or something. I recently bought my first own car which is the 14' Note SV about a month ago and a half from a used dealership (Yeah, not a smart idea but was on a budget), the car has around 108k miles and it ran fine up until now. About a week ago or two i went over a speed bump just a tad too hard and my check engine came on and my car ended up going into a failsafe mode (correct me if im wrong) ended up not being able to over 45MPH or above 3000RPMs. Went to Autozone said it was my throttle positioning sensor and he gave me the code and what not saying it was low voltage input etc etc. But do you guys know what kind im suppose to get and if its easy to replace it myself? I dont wanna get the wrong one or mess anything up since im new with cars. As of now i temporarily clear the check engine light until i know what to get and where to fix it at, but when it comes back on it tends to do the same thing where i cant exceed those certain MPH or RPM limits and im worried itll do that while im on the highway.
Yeah, one thing that I have learned over the years that it's important to get the car to the dealer in cases like this, otherwise it may just be harmful. I used to run everything via my buddy from DSRLeasing back in the days, therefore I have avoided dealers, but now that he lives pretty far away I rather save myself time and money - very often and go straight to the dealer.
Likely just the valve body...........if so it could have been something as simple as a stuck valve and easily fixed but even the dealers do not have competent enough people to do that now, and why they change entire trans only.
To the OP, the first great car repair lesson to learn is to NEVER let the person pulling your codes tell you himself what part is causing your issue. NEVER.
ALWAYS get that EXACT code yourself or don't post about an issue that it is IMPOSSIBLE to render any judgement on because you failed to do that. I used to read codes for customers and typical of them to misrepresent nearly everything you tell them or if you wanted you could lead them around in a parts buying spree to cost them thousands for nothing. Parts guys get incentives based on how much they sell. I myself always insisted on customer writing the code down while it was right there on the code reader and most people simply wanting another idiot to fix it rather than them would actually put up a hissy fit over what is obviously in their own best interests. Typical of today's DIY'er, he doesn't want to know a thing, only what part to change and usually the start of the disaster that commonly is fixing a car today. Then you give up, take it to the dealer and you often get another disaster all over again.
Codes are descriptors of a PROBLEM or condition, NOT an exact part to change, some codes point at 20 possible parts there.
If hitting the bottom of car on that bump then look underneath for any possible damage, if you struck say a cat under there and the cat has a ceramic brick inside, you break them like pottery and now the exhaust may be stacked solid and plugged. That could certainly do it.