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Throttle position sencor keeps failing

We have replaced the throttle position sencor four times and they keep failing. What could be wrong?

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It may not be the sensor you may have a bad or bent pin in the connector that could be puting to many volts to the device

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Fig. 1: The throttle body is attached to the intake manifold inlet. Always use a new gasket anytime the throttle body is removed-1990-93 Accord shown (others are similar)- CLICK HERE FOR IMAGE ZOOM The throttle position sensor is mounted on the side of the throttle body and is connected to the throttle shaft.
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