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Reduced engine power message, TPS connector already replaced along with throttle assembly. happens about once a week more and more now that its getting colder for some odd reason, i have no clue what is wrong. ive looked online alot and have found many with same problem but noone with an answer.

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  • angel_medina Dec 10, 2008

    I am going through the same problem. I have two problem descriptions with the check engine light; the tps module and the pedal position sensor.

    I have had the TPS (throttle position sensor module) replaced along with the pedal position sensor, and the harness that connects them both and still the POS light comes on. I have spent so much money and the SOBs at the dealership cant even figure it out. Its at a different shop as we speak.....

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Only thing I could think to check is to see if they inter-connected using the same grounding wire which might be lose.

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