Q: Would the TPS be the same as an APPS for a diesel

asked by on December 09, 2016

I have a dodge ram diesel and its having throttle problems amd they day to check the TBS but diesels have an APPS is that the same thing?

The throttle position sensor on this diesel is the APPS mounted on fuel pedal.

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