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Get to know about How to Replace a Throttle Position Sensor.

  • Parts                                         Tools                        Difficulty
  • Throttle Position Sensor         Scan Tool              Moderate

                                                Screwdriver

                                                Multimeter

Steps

Protection Tip: wear safety glasses at all times when working on your car. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when needed, for instance, latex gloves or closed toe shoes.


1

Find the OBD data link connector (DLC). Bring up to your owner’s manual for the specific location.

2

Turn your key to the ON position. Do not start the engine.

3

Socket up your scan tool into the OBD data link connector. Turn on the scan tool and perform the appropriate steps to read the diagnostic trouble code (DTC).

4

Discover the throttle position sensor.

5

Disengage the electrical connector from the throttle position sensor.

6

Investigate the resistance of the throttle position sensor (TPS) with a digital multi-meter. If the resistance is out of conditions, the TPS must be substituted.

7

Do away with the throttle position sensor. Wipe the sensor connector as desirable using electrical contact cleaner or spray.

8

Set up the new throttle position sensor. Constrict the mounting screws and attach the electrical connector.

9

Remove the diagnostic trouble code (DTC) with the scan tool using the delete or erase command. Road test your car to see if the check engine light returns.

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