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Throttle position sensor

I have a 2000 dodge neon and im having probelms with the throttle position sensor, i have changed the part 2 times and my car still acts up by reving up for no reason, my rpms go much higher than normal when im driving and it also does it really bad when i have my defrost on. I was wondering what i need to do to fix this probelm, also does the have anything to do as to why my heater dont work either?

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If you have a natural gas heater, make sure the gas is turned on. It won't work otherwise. I hope you warm up!


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  • Anthony Pettenger Apr 03, 2013

    Are you kidding me! The poor guy asked about an automobile and you answer the question asking if it is a natural gas heater! Did you have your head in the heater at your place, and the fumes got to you!!!1

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SOURCE: Replacing A Throttle Position Sensor

the tps is attached to the throttle body. It operates the plate inside.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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15 is vehicle speed sensor. 22 is coolant temperature sensor.
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SOURCE: Oxygen sensor 95 dodge neon

If that is what the code is showing, change the sensor.
The sensor regulates the rich/lean fuel mixture, if it's bad, it can cause problems.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 neon stalling intermitinly when deacelerating

Is it stalling at idle, or while driving? Have you performed a Throttle Body Service? The Tps usually wouldn't cause a stalling problem at idle, and it would generally throw a check engine light. The Idle air control valve, on the other hand, could be clogged full of carbon and not allowing any or enough airflow through to the enging. You should remove the throttle body, pull out the idle air control valve, and if it is dirty, clean thoroughly with any throttle body cleaner from a parts store.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: where is throttle position sensor in 2001 dodge

on the throttle body

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