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Old August 13th, 2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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Cleaning Accelerator Pedal Sensor - anyone here do it?

My 2004 Accord V6 Automatic Coupe with 153k miles has been feeling like it is "dragging" for lack of a better term at highway cruising speeds, and has been difficult to drive smoothly from a stop. Today the TCS / Hazard / CEL lamps came on and the car went into limp mode.

I am fairly certain after reading other posts that it is the Accelerator Pedal Sensor.

Rather than buy a replacement sensor, has anyone here attempted to pop off the cover of the sensor and try and spray the contacts within it? How difficult was it to do?
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Old August 13th, 2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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The sensor is SEALED and not servicable. At $120 new online they are not hateful expensive. Don't screw around with it, just replace it.....
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Old August 13th, 2015, 07:48 PM   #3
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buy a new one its cheap

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Old August 14th, 2015, 08:48 AM   #4
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Even at a cheap $120 you should pull the DTC codes and beter confirm that the sensor is the cure. Good luck.
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The sensor is SEALED and not servicable. At $120 new online they are not hateful expensive. Don't screw around with it, just replace it.....
There he is! I thought you left. Haven't seen you on here in a while. Glad to know your wealth of knowledge is still available.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 05:49 PM   #6
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Would definitely check the codes first. Limp mode can quite literally mean anything. Oh and auto transmissions send you into limp mode just before they die.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 07:06 AM   #7
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Checked the code, it is indeed the P2138 - Accelerator Position Sensor.

Ordered a Standard Motor Products part # APS148 Accelerator Position Sensor from Amazon...
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Old August 18th, 2015, 11:48 AM   #8
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Checked the code, it is indeed the P2138 - Accelerator Position Sensor.

Ordered a Standard Motor Products part # APS148 Accelerator Position Sensor from Amazon...
That's the one I have on my car, works great, no complaints. Check Rockauto.com also, they usually have the best pricing.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 12:16 PM   #9
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That's the one I have on my car, works great, no complaints. Check Rockauto.com also, they usually have the best pricing.
I actually ended up having to cancel my order from Amazon because of the 1 month lead time even though it showed as in-stock, and placed the order with Rock Auto.
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Old August 18th, 2017, 04:39 PM   #10
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I know Iím years late but how tight should you put the cable on the new sensor?


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Old August 18th, 2017, 04:40 PM   #11
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Iím going to replace mine today just would like to know as reference


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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:07 PM   #12
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let us know how it goes! if its an AT will it have to re-learn shifting patterns as well?
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Old August 27th, 2018, 01:27 PM   #13
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Same symptoms on my car, like there is a drag at steady speeds. Today it popped a P2138 code and Slip lights.
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Old August 27th, 2018, 10:57 PM   #14
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Swapped in a new APP sensor, the surge/drag at steady speeds is gone, throttle seems more responsive too. CEL is still there, my code reader won't clear it. Apparently that's not entirely unusual. Hope it just goes away after a few drive cycles. I really don't want to disconnect the battery and have to put in the nav/radio codes, do all my presets on AM, FM and XM. Had to do it all twice last week when my battery died and the replacement was no good.
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