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I have a 1997 VW van 2.5lt which cuts out while driving, I have been told it could be the throttle position sensor is this item repairable

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NORMALLY NO JUST HAVE TO REPLACE HAVE YOU HAD A DIAGNOSTIC CHECK DONE TO CONFIRM IT IS THE TPS.

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