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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 of a faulty pedal position sensor include inconsistent engine response, reduced 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?
Reliable car performance depends on sensors to collect and relay data. Some car sensors can be cleaned to make them work reliably again.
How Are Sensors Used to Improve a Car’s Performance?
Modern vehicles utilize a series of car sensors to improve performance and reduce emissions. The oxygen sensor helps reduce tailpipe emissions.
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...
P2122 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Low Input
P2122 trouble code definition The P2122 OBD-II trouble, or fault, code means that the vehicle’s on-board computer has detected low voltage in the throttle position sensor (TPS), which is usually below...
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...
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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When it rains heavy, my car sputters and I have to play with the. gas petal then it wants to take off 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Hello - given your symptoms and mileage, the throttle position sensor is a likely candidate for this behavior. Check for problem codes first to verify the diagnostic code(s) engine management will provide automatically. Most auto parts stores will do this...
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When I put my feet on gas pedal it won't go fast no more then 30
Check to see if any diagnostic trouble codes have been stored and use a real time scanner to check the response of the throttle position sensor and oxygen sensors. The throttle position sensor sends a reference voltage to your power-train...
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what sends signal to a TPS sensor
Hello, thank you for writing in. The throttle position sensor does not take inputs from anything, but instead it acts as an input to the ECU (the main computer). The ECU then uses it for engine performance. The sensor's resistance...
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Throttle warning light came on my 2009 Honda Accord v6 what's that mean and about how much to fix it
Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic throttle control (ETC) system also known as "drive by wire". Instead of using a traditional mechanical throttle cable, an electronically controlled motor is used to open and close the throttle. The control module...
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Car not accelerating after I put iridium spark plugs and cleaned my throttle body.
When you cleaner the throttle body you most likely sprayed the cleaning fluid directly into the throttle body to clean it out instead of spraying a rag and wiping it out. The cleaner got into the throttle position sensor and...
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I got code p0229
A P0229 is a fault in the throttle position sensor: the sensor that tells the computer how far you are stepping on the accelerator. On the Passat, it is part of the throttle body. The Throttle body has redundant sensors...
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I have a 2002 Acura tl 3.2, what can cause the car to do this? Hesitates and then surges con't without my foot on gas pedal.
First check to see if any OBD-II codes have set. A real time scanner can be used to check the operation of the throttle position sensor - TPS. TPS faults are a common cause of the symptoms you are describing....
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have can i find what to fix with codes p0444 and p1892
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0444 does not identify a fault that would cause the power loss you are describing although once the fault causing the power loss is repaired P0444 should still be resolved of course. The other code, namely P1892,...
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Took my car in for a tune up and oil change. The next day the rpm's are running high, super loud, and running very hard. What can it be?
Check the throttle plate and position sensor on the engine. When the shop performed a tune-up they could have cleaned up the throttle plate and got the throttle position sensor wet. If the sensor is wet then the engine may...
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My car gas pedal seems stuck when pressing on it while in park or drive 1994 Honda Accord
Hi there - I believe the throttle body on your engine is worn out, specifically the throttle sensor portion of the unit (internal component). It needs to be replaced. I recommend a throttle body inspection performed by a mobile, professional...
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I put a fuel injector cleaner in my car and had been stalling at a stop and lags when I'm driving. New fuel filter, still stalling out.
For the condition of the engine rpm's changing either the Idle Air Control valve is not working properly and needs cleaned out or the EGR valve is sticking causing the engine to bog down and stall out. I recommend taking...
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Auto start stop dissconnected check engine warning message and light 2014 Ford
Hello - most likely the throttle position sensor (part of the electronic throttle) has a fault. Since the "auto stop-start" mechanism depends heavily on successful operation of the TPS, any quirk would endanger safe operation of the "start" sequence. Software...
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Increased RPM and acceleration. 2013 Suzuki
Hello - the "Settings" error message, and the symptoms you describe, indicate the throttle position sensor has gone out of adjustment. Since it is adjustable on this model, this problem MAY be solved with a reset of the TPS, or...
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2012 Jeep Wrangler hesitates at starting up.
The issue could be the throttle position sensor on the throttle body giving a false reading and causing the engine to hesitate when starting. For the hesitation when driving, that also could be the throttle position sensor, but more like...
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I plugged in a new TPS, now I can't accelerate the engine, and my overdrive and checked engine came on.
Hi there. Either the wiring to the TPS - throttle position sensors - has a broken or loose contact and is not making the sensor register properly or the sensor that was installed could be the wrong design and causing...
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When I drive it and come to a stop with my foot on the brake my car revs up and sometimes shuts off and I have to start up again 2006 Chevrolet Impala
Hi - first task is to read any problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a "time-available" basis. Any codes extracted are useful for...
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I drive a Suzuki Alto 2009 model. May car recently just a few days ago started having this vibrating problem which I could feel when I start the engine.
Check the brakes and see if they are disengaged. Try taking the vehicle and pushing it by hand with the engine off and the transmission in neutral. If the car moves easy, then the air conditioning clutch on the compressor...
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Car shifts hard and rpms rev high on there own or car doesn't shift at all, ABS and traction control lights are on also. 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
Hi there - first task is to be sure the transmission fluid is at the proper level, and in good condition (more pink than black, and no burned smell). Low fluid, or dirty fluid, can cause lots of unexpected transmission...
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Stuck in limp mode ECM Throwing P2118 code, throttle body actuator, does it absolutely NEED to be replaced? 2008 Scion xB
Hello - for your P2118 problem - there is a separate fuse for the electronic throttle control (ETCS) - 10a I think - in the engine bay. Check that fuse first to see if the reverse jump killed it (check...
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03 Nissan Altima wouldn't accelerate over 50 mph.
Hi there. This sounds like the gas pedal position sensor or the throttle body position sensor is not working properly. You can try manually resetting the gas pedal position sensor. To do this, perform the following: Turn on the...

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