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87 t bird will not idle changed fuel pump changed egr plugs rotor arm and the throttle sensor i just put a code reader on the car and its telling me its the throttle position sensor-signal out of self-test specifacation. any one help

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  • eugene_mcman Mar 04, 2009

    its an 87 t bird 2.3 turbo yes allthose parts wher for this problem bought on the advice of a good sales man

  • eugene_mcman Mar 04, 2009

    it was autozone who sold me all those parts

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What engine? Were all those parts replaced because of not idling, or was there another problem(s) initially?

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This link may help you test & replace if needed, properly.
http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c1528006b842

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    Mike Butler Mar 04, 2009

    If TP sensor not in properly of defective it will need to be replaced & if they are at fault I would expect they exchange it. No?

    Is it just idling problem your having, or had?

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The Tp Senser Was Installed Incorectly And The Sensor Is Internally Broken or the metal that turns the sensor is bent or rotted away or the bace idel screw yas turned out of speck.

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