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

  • Parts                                         Tools                        Difficulty
  • Throttle Position Sensor         Scan Tool              Moderate




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.


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


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


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).


Discover the throttle position sensor.


Disengage the electrical connector from the throttle position sensor.


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.


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


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


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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