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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Return Spring
Common signs include engine RPM staying high even after the accelerator is depressed and the gas pedal feeling spongy or not returning to position.
How Long Does a Throttle Body Temp Sensor Last?
The throttle body is an important part of your vehicle and should be monitored regularly. The throttle body temp sensor is a sensor that is mounted on the throttle body....
How Long Does a Throttle Body Last?
There are so many components involved in a vehicle running properly, but some of the main ones are rather basic in their role. The throttle body is one of those parts. This...
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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Controller
Common signs include intermittent throttle control, throttle hesitation or problems hesitating, and drastic changes in fuel economy.
How Long Does a Throttle Controller Last?
In order for your accelerator pedal to actually work as you push down on it, it needs to be connected to the throttle. In older model vehicles there was a mechanical link...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Kicker Actuator
Common signs include throttle hesitation, poor fuel economy, and the engine stalling often.
How Long Does a Throttle Kicker Actuator Last?
What happens when you turn down things in your vehicle such as the air conditioner? It slows down in a controlled manner. Just like when you decrease your speed it's not...
How Long Does a Throttle Control Cable Last?
As you drive through the streets and encounter different speed limits, you rely on the accelerator to speed up when needed. This is done through the use of the throttle control...
How Long Does a Throttle Return Spring Last?
Not all vehicles on the road feature an electronic throttle control (ETC), which is also called drive-by-wire. For vehicles that don't offer this system, they have a throttle cable instead that...
How to Replace a Car Throttle Cable
Throttle cables link the accelerator pedal to the throttle plate. This cable opens the throttle and lets air into the engine for acceleration.
How to Replace a Throttle Return Spring
Replacing a failing throttle return spring is essential to keep driving safely. It requires needle nose pliers and some hand work.
How to Replace a Throttle Body Due to Carbon Build-Up on Most Vehicles
Replacing a throttle body can be challenging, as it involves carefully removing a lot of other parts in the car before reaching the throttle body.
How to Clean a Throttle Body
A throttle body needs cleaning when the engine idle is rough, the engine stumbles through acceleration, or the Check Engine Light comes on.
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.
How to Adjust a Throttle Valve Cable
The throttle valve cable controls the line pressure, downshifting, and the shifting feel in the transmission. It can be adjusted to your preference.

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Intermittent failure to respond to throttle
Hello - wow, an older classic! Your 300TE utilizes Bosch Continuous Injection System (CIS) which varies fuel pressure more dynamically than more contemporary injection systems. I would suspect fuel pressure is the problem, both for the inability of the engine...
Can it be the PPS sensor? or the app sensor?
Hi. First question to ask is if the Check Engine light is illuminated? If any portion of the electronic throttle malfunctions, it should automatically turn on the a warning light, and go into engine "limp mode" with limited power and...
dealer tells me that the ECM damaged the throttle body. For $1,100 they are replacing both. Does that make sense?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the ECM (electronic control module) may have been the problem from the start. When the TPS (throttle position sensor) codes were stored in the computer. This would of been the time to...
Vibration in the car - 2003 Dodge Neon
Hello. When issues get worse after a repair, always double check the work that was done. If you check that off right away, then you should look at why the engine is shaking so bad. This is typically due to...
Electronic throttle control not working
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. This sensor is usually located on the butterfly spindle or shaft so that it can directly monitor the position of the throttle. It relays the position of the throttle...
What's wrong with my gas pedal?
Hello. This may be related to what is called a throttle position sensor. This is a small sensor inside the intake system of your car that monitors the position of your foot on the gas pedal and relays this information...
The car idles up and down. Replaced throttle body temperature sensor, mass airflow sensor, and oxygen sensor.
Hello. If you have taken all those steps and the idle is still not at the correct speed, then the next thing I would look at is the idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is the component...
My 93 Ford Explorer hesitates when opening the throttle, it is very sluggish and acts like it has no power. Then all of a sudden i
You are correct to suspect the MAF with this sort of symptom. The MAF detects the the amount of air entering the motor. If there is a vacuum leak, or more common, if the air boot that connects the MAF...
I just need to know how long it will take to replace a fuel injection throttle body
Hey there. The labor to replace the throttle body and relearn the idle calls for 1.5 hours labor. This does not include any other work or diagnosis time that may be needed to complete repairs.
Car idles but will not drive (dies when revving engine)
Without additional details as to more specific symptoms, this may require further inspection and diagnosing. However, issues while revving may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor...
I can put my clutch in and put the car in gear and car won't die?
The first issue sounds like you have throttle problem. You may want to take off the intake and see if your throttle body is moving freely. It could be dirty and need to be cleaned. Check the cable that is...
Car starts, but dies.
I think you probably have a bad alternator. If you car starts, it's not the ECU. It could be the mass air flow sensor(MAF) but that has already been eliminated. You could have a clogged fuel filter which means it's...
A possible misfire but don't know for sure - 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. This problem seems to be with the transmission and not the engine. When driving the vehicle around all day, the transmission gets all of the fluid to all the clutches inside and operates them...
Intermittent throttle failure upon ignition
This may be related to a couple of different things such as a failing idle air control valve or a failing throttle position sensor. The idle air control valve monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to...
Is it bad to drive a car with a bad throttle body??
Hey there. This may not immediately affect your car's engine. However, it will continue to cause intermittent misfires and will gradually get worse. This may also have an impact on other parts as well since the missing cylinder will still...
code p2015 and p2004
The codes are telling you the intake manifold runners are open. They are normally closed while driving and only need to be open when the engine is off. The intake manifold depends on them being closed for proper vacuum. This...
High idling
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold and monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
Just put on new throttle body now when start car idles fine but as warms up idle starts surging and bouncing up and down
First you need to check all the air hoses and vacuum lines. Any air that enters the engine without passing through the throttle body will make it behave badly. Then I suggest you disconnect the battery for a few minutes...
How do I safely clean my car's throttle body?
The best way to clean a throttle body is to use throttle body cleaner with a soft towel to wipe out the carbon deposits on the throttle body. In order to do this, I would recommend having someone help you...
I have to manually open the throttle plate to start my truck. What causes the throttle plate to stay closed?
This suggests you may have a bad throttle control actuator. This is a module near the intake that operates the opening and closing of the throttle plate. This works in conjunction with the throttle position sensor which monitors your gas...

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