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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?
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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High revs drives by itself 1994 Ford Mustang
Hi - your "very high idle" symptom could have a couple of causes. If the throttle return spring has failed, or come loose, the throttle could stick in most any position. A failing throttle position sensor could be accomplishing the...
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The throttle position sensor has been replaced three times on a 2003 Buick lesabre. What is causing it to go bad?
Within conventional throttle position sensors there are metal contacts that sweep across a printed resistor board. Repetitive motion and vehicle vibration can cause these contacts to wear, over time, eventually causing sensor malfunction. If you are sure that the TPS...
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3000 RPM.when car is idling 2014 Hyundai Imax
Hi there - this behavior sounds like a throttle position sensor problem. Check first for any problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for free on a "time-available" basis....
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Truck pulls onto the road and gets up to 20 mph without me touching the gas, also a roaring I hear?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. While fuel is one of the main components to power the vehicle, most of the engine is used to control the airflow. The issue is likely pertaining to the air intake. One of...
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Car Revving in Idle. Performance not affected.
If I understand you correctly, Your car is working properly now, but you wonder if you really needed to have the throttle body replaced. The short answer is, it's impossible for me to say. But here is what I think...
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Over revving 2008 Ford
Hello - first task is to make sure the transmission fluid level is correct. Low fluid level or dirty fluid can cause shifting problems. A malfunctioning speed sensor in the transmission, or a failing throttle position sensor can cause the...
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Doesn't stay running when I hit 35 mph.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. The vehicle cutting off will likely be related to a couple of things. Weak fuel pressure (could be caused by a faulty fuel filter or fuel pressure regulator) bad crank position sensor,...
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Vehicle was sputtering and lost power. Gets spark, cranks but wont start
Hello. There are few things that I recommend you have a technician inspect. In order of probability your vehicle may have a bad mass air flow sensor, a bad crank position sensor, a bad throttle position sensor, or restricted fuel...
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New IAC Valve - High Idling but old IAC Valve normal (800/900 rpms) 1993 Saab
Hello - I think you were on the right track with the idle air control valve. It sounds like your engine is getting extra air from an intake leak somewhere. It's also possible there is a throttle body problem. The...
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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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