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Can you replace the Throttle Position Sensor in a 2001 VW Cabrio without replacing the throttle body.

I am getting a diagnostic reading telling me the Throttle Position Sensor is bad. My mechanics and VW are telling me I have to replace the throttle body because VW doesn't make a TPS for a 2001 Cabrio. However, I have found a "universal" TSP on several different auto parts websites. Am I wasting my time or my money? I have also found rebuilt throttle bodies at half the cost of the dealers.

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SOURCE: throttle Pedal Position Sensor Switch A

its just a sensor. you do not have to replace the entire throttle body.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Acura 3.2 CL Type-S TPS and Map sensor issues...

no need to replace the throttle body , and i think that you make a test before to buy any piece . disconnect the negative battery terminal few minutes, then connnect and start engine again, drive few minutes by observing the engine, if light comes again, replace only map sensor ,good luckl

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: on a 04 camry with 2.4 ltr engine, can I replace

I think the terms "Throttle Positon Sensor", TPS and "Throttle Body" can be misleading at least in regards to the 04 Camry.

My 04 Camry gave a diagnostic reading of P2121 for my problem "Throttle PEDAL position switch D circuit". However, we changed out the complete Throttle Body/TPS (Toyota Part #22030-0H020) that did NOT fix problem.

The 04 Camry TPS Electronic Module "Throttle Positon Sensor" is factory assembled and riveted to the side of the throttle body. The only way to service/inspect it would be to cut off or drill out the rivets. Not sure you could open the darn thing if you got it off, but that seems to be the only way Toyota sells them!!

Hopefully a new Throttle PEDAL Position Sensor (Toyota Part # 78010-33010 PEDAL ASSY, ACC)
will fix it. This is located under the dash near the accelerator pedal.

So, now I would recommend FIRST to replace the "Throttle PEDAL Positon Sensor" (it is much, much cheaper) and then the Throttle Body/TPS assembly!! Unless of course, you get a diagnostic code as you did for "faulty throttle body!!


Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 VW Cabrio, and was told I have a

That is correct

Posted on May 06, 2010

vbninja
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SOURCE: Where is the throttle position location sensor on

THE TPS IS PART OF THE THROTTLE BODY ON THAT MODEL. vbninja E.A.P.

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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I think the terms "Throttle Positon Sensor", TPS and "Throttle Body" can be misleading at least in regards to the 04 Camry.

My 04 Camry gave a diagnostic reading of P2121 for my problem "Throttle PEDAL position switch D circuit". However, we changed out the complete Throttle Body/TPS (Toyota Part #22030-0H020) that did NOT fix problem.

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