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I have a 1997 chevy cavalier and my throttle position sensor is shorted how do I change it.

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No big trick here, just unbolt it and put the new one in. If it's adjustable use the dirt on the throttle body as a guide for proper placement. Make sure it engages properly on the throttle shaft as well.

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