Q: 1996 ford ranger throttle position sensor location

asked by on

1996 ford ranger throttle position sensor location

The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a black plastic component that is screwed onto the throttle body using two machine screws. You will see a two-wire harness plugged into the TPS. The TPS should not be replaced unless it actually fails standard diagnostic tests. If you were led to the TPS by a "trouble code" that referred to the sensor, please note that trouble codes are not a diagnostic and thus the code alone is not a reliable basis to condemn that component. Codes represent clues ONLY so be sure that any part you plan to replace is actually tested before condemning it. If you have already obtained a written, conclusive diagnostic, or viewed TPS sensor output on a scan tool that confirms the TPS is faulty and you desire replacement YourMechanic does offer throttle position sensor replacement on a mobile (at your location) basis. If instead you want a diagnostic performed to identify the root cause of any engine fault, please request a Check Engine Light diagnostic. If you request either service, the responding certified mechanic will diagnose your engine and then perform only work that is substantiated by the diagnostic results. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic because we want you to make the most of your repair dollars and help you to get the best possible results.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 1996 ford ranger throttle position sensor location

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...