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2002 Ford ExplorerTransmission problem going into Reverse

This probelm has been going on for a while and it keeps throwing the code for the TPS. How do I replace the TPS on this vehicle and where can I buy the part.

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    Randy Blue Jul 11, 2009

    It is actually the TRS Transmission Range Sensor that needs to be replaced so I think ...
    The code is: P0705 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)

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The TPS Sensor IS Located On The Trottle Body Where The Air Intake Come Into The Engine It Is mounted With Two Screws And Has Three Wires TPS Stands For (Thottle Position Sensor) If The Sensor Goes Bad it Can Cause The Trans To Go Into Whats Called Fail Safe Mode Causing It Not To Shift Right I Hope This Helps

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