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Q: Why does my truck cut off when the TPS is unplugged

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When we plugg TPS in truck shuts off but when we unplugg it the truck runs fine. It is a brand new part

My car has 183208 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello there, A few different items can caus...

Hello there, A few different items can cause the truck to shut off this way. The TPS may not be the cause. Most likely causes would be a vacuum leak, MAF sensor, oxygen sensor, or an exhaust leak.

If you need assistance, feel free to contact a qualified technician who will be able to diagnose your cars stalling issue. Once this is done, an accurate repair can then be made.

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