CAT Throttle Motor Locator 247-5230

Part number: 247-5230 / 2475230

Product name: throttle motor locator

Machine brand: CAT / Caterpillar

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CAT Throttle Motor Locator 247-5230
CAT Throttle Motor Locator 247-5230

What is a throttle motor locator?

A throttle motor locator is a tool used to determine the position of the throttle motor in a vehicle’s engine. This device is designed to work with electronic throttle control systems, which have become increasingly common in modern vehicles.

In traditional vehicles, the throttle is controlled by a cable that runs from the accelerator pedal to the engine. However, in electronic throttle control systems, the throttle is controlled by an electric motor that opens and closes the throttle valve. This allows for more precise control over the engine’s performance and can lead to improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

The throttle motor locator is typically used by mechanics and technicians to diagnose issues with the engine’s performance. If the throttle motor is not functioning properly, it can lead to a variety of problems, including poor acceleration, rough idling, and reduced fuel efficiency.

To use a throttle motor locator, the technician will typically connect the device to the vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system (OBD-II). This system is used to communicate with the various sensors and components in the engine, allowing the technician to gather data and diagnose any issues.

Once connected, the throttle motor locator will send a signal to the throttle motor, causing it to move to a specific position. The device will then measure the position of the throttle motor and compare it to the expected position. If there is a discrepancy, this can indicate a problem with the motor or with the sensor that is detecting its position.

Overall, a throttle motor locator is an essential tool for anyone working on modern vehicles with electronic throttle control systems. By providing precise measurements of the throttle motor’s position, this device can help diagnose issues and ensure that the engine is running at peak performance.

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