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How to Replace a Throttle Position Sensor
Throttle position sensors (TPS) communicates the gas pedal position to the powertrain control module (PCM) to calculate the amount of air and fuel.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor
Common signs include inconsistent engine throttle, problems with fuel efficiency, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Position Sensor
Common signs include lacking power when accelerating, rough or slow idle, stalling, inability to shift up, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How Are Car Sensors Protected From Heat and Debris?
Car sensors relay important information. If they don’t work correctly, they may send faulty information or none at all. The result is that the car doesn’t run as well and it may even leave...
How Are Sensors Used to Improve a Car’s Performance?
The feeling of driving down the interstate or a desolate country road with your foot on the pedal as you feel the smooth way your car handles is incomparable. There’s just nothing quite like...
How Long Have Cars Been Using Sensors?
A Check Oil light comes on and you know you need to add a quart. You back up and hear that familiar beeping noise letting you know you’re close to the car behind...
How to Buy a Good Quality Throttle Position Sensor
Does the term throttle position sensor sound all new to you? If so, consider yourself among the many who have never heard of this vehicle part. Clearly it’s part of the...
How Long Does a Throttle Position Sensor Last?
The throttle body in your car is a rather involved system that is part of its air intake system. The air intake system is responsible for controlling the amount of air...
How Long Does a Throttle/Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Last?
The throttle/accelerator pedal position sensor detects the position of the accelerator pedal. This information is then transmitted to the vehicle’s computer - the engine control module (ECM). From there, the data...
P2119 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body Range/Performance
P2119 code definition Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body Range/Performance What the P2119 code means This code indicates that the throttle valve is not in the position the PCM (Powertrain...
How to Replace a Throttle Controller
The throttle controller uses data to open and close the throttle. Common signs of failure include poor performance, stalling, and and rough idling.

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Accelerator doesn't respond
Hi there, Your car's throttle control system is comprised of a few different components that all work together to control the throttle as you press on the gas pedal. The foot pedal position sensor relays the position of your foot...
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Intermittent miscommunication between acc. pedal and throttle body 2007 Mazda CX-7
Hi there, from your symptom description, it sounds like your throttle position sensor is failing. Check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine or electronic throttle warning lights are on. I would recommend an engine inspection by a mobile, professional...
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I recently had a mechanic replace the throttle body sensor on my 2007 Dodge Charger. It has been running fine until lately.
Hi there. Get a code reader and check the codes that the computer has stored. This will give you a location on your vehicle to check for the fault that is causing the engine light to flash. A flashing check...
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My car starts and then dies.
Hi there. Try unplugging the new throttle position sensor (TPS) and see if the engine runs normal and does not stall out. If so, then check the idle air control valve (IAC) and see if its functioning. The IAC could...
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My husband replaced the throttle body and petal switch. The light keeps coming on. How do you clear the codes? 2011 Dodge Caliber
Hi there - check the problem code that keeps coming up. I suspect a mismatch between the throttle position sensor (TPS) and the engine computer. The TPS has software in it that has to be coded specifically to the engine...
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Accelerator is not responding
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Okay so my truck say your at a red light and light goes green it wont take off like usual it only revs till 2000 rpm 2004 Dodge Durango
Hi - from your symptoms, it sounds like the throttle position sensor is malfunctioning. This failure can produce the symptoms you are experiencing, and should be replaced. I would expect a problem code, Check Engine or a TPS error message...
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TPS failure
In order to find out the cause of the many failures you will need to verify the voltage to the sensor is no more than 5 volts reference. If the sensor return wire is getting shorted between the tps connector...
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No throttle responce but car runs good why
As you may know, the EPC light stands for "Electronic Power Control" which is a general fault indicator signaling that something has been detected that is abnormal relating to the traction control, the throttle control, the cruise control or the...
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Dies when touching gas pedal.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Accelerator is not responding
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor or potentially a vacuum leak. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation...
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Acceleration and gas pedal problems.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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I AM GEING CODES P2107 P2104 P2110 IPUT NEW T B S AND NEW T B C MOTER ONIT TRING TO START BUT WONT STAYRUNING 2005 Ford Mustang
Hello - the problem codes you reference (P2104, P2107, P2110) are symptoms of the electronic throttle for your engine. The throttle actuator, position sensor and control systems are malfunctioning. Further diagnosis is required with these components to determine which of...
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Would the TPS be the same as an APPS for a diesel
The throttle position sensor on this diesel is the APPS mounted on fuel pedal.
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Throttle Positions VS Voltage Fluctuation
This may be related to a couple of different possibilities such as a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a faulty instrument voltage regulator. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the...
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Car has been reving in park/idle at around 1000-3000 rpms
Code P0123 relates to the throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the gas pedal....
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Car feel jumpy when pressing gas pedal.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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No acceleration when pedal is to the floor
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Gas pedal is unresponsive
You may have a couple of different issues going on here. Your car has what is called a throttle position sensor that controls the functioning of the gas pedal. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle...
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Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor p0222 Diagnosis
Hello. If the switch has already been replaced then the next thing I would check is APP sensor's harness and wiring. If there is any issue with the harness or wiring then it may be possible that it is throwing...

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