How to Replace a Throttle Position Sensor
(DIY & Save up to $135.75
) - Time: 2.1 hours
1. Throttle Position Sensor - $ 55.44
1. Scan Tool
1. Locate the OBD data link connector (DLC). Refer to your owner’s manual for the specific location.
The OBD-I data link connector is usually located in the engine
compartment near the battery or the fuse box. The OBD-II connector
(post 1995 cars) is usually located beneath the instument panel next to
the steering column.
Turn your key to the“ON” position. Do not start the engine.
your scan tool into the OBD data link connector. Turn on the scan tool
and select the appropriate steps to read the diagnostic trouble code
Scanner plugged into OBD-II data link connector.
The OBD-II diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a 5 character alphanumeric
code. The first digit is a letter that indicates the component group,
the second digit is OBD mandated or manufacturer specfic, the third
digit is a subgroup, and the fourth and fifth digits define the
component and basic problem.
- 4. Locate the throttle position sensor.
- 5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the throttle position sensor.
- Electrical connector removed
the resistance of the throttle position sensor (TPS) with a digital
multi-meter. If the resistance is out of specifications, the TPS must
- 7. Remove the throttle position sensor.
Removing sensor mounting screws
8. Install the new throttle position sensor. Tighten the mounting screws and attach the electrical connector.
- 9. Erase
the diagnostic trouble code (DTC) with the scan tool using the“delete”
or“erase” command. Road test your vehicle to see if the check engine
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If the check engine light returns, repeat the diagnostic process for
additional DTCs or take your vehicle to a certified repair shop.
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