Q: I do not know what TPS I should get to improve my ACDelco one for the Formula SAE team I am on. I am a student at Cal Poly Pomona.

asked by on

I am in a Formula SAE team at Cal Poly Pomona and we need to improve upon our throttle body design so that it operates better. We have had issues with our TPS giving us bad data and we want to see if can upgrade upon what we already have, which is a ACDelco 213-912 GM. I am not sure if simply getting a new one is the answer or if buying a more sophisticated one would be the way to go.

If you are getting erratic signals from the TPS then you should replace it with same one. You will need to be careful not to spray any liquid into the throttle body or it will get into the sensor and cause it to get damaged. If you need to clean throttle body out then spray cleaner on a rag and wipe it clean instead of just spraying the cleaner into it.

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. I do not know what TPS I should get to improve my ACDelco one for the Formula SAE team I am on. I am a student at Cal Poly Pomona.

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

Q: Car will turn over but not start - 2005 Kia Sorento

Hi. There is a good possibility that the timing belt has broken and it is causing the car not to start. The timing belt is what keeps the engine in time so it will start and run. If this belt...

Q: Trucks jerks erratically in 4th gear, about 50 mph.

Hello. This is a common problem when the throttle body sensor is faulty or dirty. There should be just 4 bolts holding this in place. I would recommend cleaning and checking this first before diving into transmission diagnosis. Also check...

Q: 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...

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...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...