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This is an easy fix. The TPS is on the drivers side of the Airhorn. The Airhorn is the metal part behind all of the Air filter plastic ductwork.

The TPS is mounted with 2 screws and has 1 electric connector. The only part to mess up is the matching of the slot and ridge on the Butterfly shaft. These contact areas must fit together before you screw the part into place. There is an elongnated slot for one side of the TPS and it allows for a slight RPM adjustment when tilted.

I do not know what problems you are trying to fix, but on V-8 engines there is a channel underneath the Airhorn that can get sooted up. Later it will code "Insufficent EGR flow". With the Ductwork off there are only 8 bolts to remove for the Airhorn and 1
$10 gasket to replace. People have reported their vehicles run much better after cleaning this channel. Good Luck on your repair.

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How to replace the tps on a 1991 tracker? the one i bought has 4 wires the one on the tracker has 6 wires


the 1991 G16a has a pig tail connector, must have 4 wires.
and shares the Injector connector (tricky pin pulls, and all)
that connector you gander is the injector /TPS connector
it has 6 pins but only 4 are for TPS. (yellow /.red are injector)
see page 3 below, for what all this means. last link below.


try to keep in mind, your car has a VIN engine code U (not 6) code 6 , has no pig tail, TPS.
GM uses U code to say, engine is 8valves, TBI, G16a , my guess, (no photos) is your bought TPS is
with tails, and is correct for your 8v engine.

Install, (need feeler gauges to do it)
it's not just thrown on to the car, it must be calibrated.
or the idle switch WILL fail.(and more)
one maker of this TPS is here: (hard to find)
SMP makes one. sMP #TH-147 is for 8V tbi.

http://www.fixkick.com/buy-parts.html#TPS
do not use 16valve parts on your car.

here is the calibration steps.
http://www.fixkick.com/sensors/tests/TPS-testing.html#8v_FSM_cal

the factory page is here
http://www.fixkick.com/TPS/TPS-p91.JPG

http://www.fixkick.com/TPS/TPS-p92.jpg

and page 3 here
http://www.fixkick.com/TPS/TPS-p93.JPG

the last page shows the tricky pin pulls....


you must pull the old pins.' one by one.
then put in then new TPS pins , in the same places of old
matching COLORS.
then do the calibration steps above, using feeler gauges.
same basic steps, from 1989 to 1998.
in 1999 they calibrate it to 0.5vdc, only.
later years, it auto-calibrates.
if the new TPS fails to cure the problem
post the symptoms, and win.

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Throttle pedal position sensor switch D circuit low input how do I solved this problem


Replace the TPS sensor. Bad place to put the TPS. Under your foot, where water and such contaminates it.

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Smog Filed due to error P0121 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit range/performance.


Replacing TPS will reset the light but will stay in memory until the computer is reset. For help to change throttle body sensor check out you tube :How To Install Replace Throttle Position Sensor Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra.

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I have a 1992 dodge d350 and all my light work exept the running lights


No the TPS has nothing to do with lights. You likely need a new headlight switch and headlight switch connector, they get burned from the amperage load over time. Remove the switch and inspect it fro signs of discoloration from heat damage.Always replace the switch and the connector as one repair.Solder new connector in and heat shrink the solder joints, never use crimp connectors..

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What's a tps switch


TPS = Throttle Position Sensor. it used to monitor the position of the throttle in an engine. it usually located on the butterfy spindle so it can directly monitor the position of the throttle valve.

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P0122 error code on a 1999 oldsmobile 88


P0122 Code - Throttle Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Low Input
A P0122 code means that the the car's computer has detected that the TPS (throttle position sensor) is reporting too low a voltage. On some vehicles that lower limit is 0.17 - 0.20 volts (V).

Did you adjust it when you installed it? If the signal value is less than .17V then the PCM sets this code. Could be an open or a short to ground in the signal circuit. Or you may have lost the 5Volt reference voltage.

Symptoms may include:
Rough or low idle
Stalling
Surging
No/little acceleration
other symptoms may also be present

Causes: A code P0122 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
TPS not mounted securely
TPS circuit short to ground or another wire
Faulty TPS
Damaged computer (PCM)

Possible Solutions: Some recommended troubleshooting and repair steps are:
Carefully check the throttle position sensor (TPS), wiring connector, and wiring for breaks, etc. Repair or replace as necessary
Check the voltage at the TPS (refer to a service manual for your vehicle for specific information). If the voltage is too low that is indicative of a problem. Replace if necessary.
If recently replaced the TPS may need to be adjusted. On some vehicles the installation instructions call for the TPS to be properly aligned or adjusted, consult a repair manual for specifics.
If there are no symptoms at all, the problem may be intermittent and clearing the code may resolve the issue temporarily. If this is the case then you should definitely check the wiring to be sure it's not rubbing on anything, grounding, etc. The code may come back.


Test it and keep us updated.

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What do the diagnostic codes 1221 and 1271 mean


The vehicle either needs the TPS switch adjusted or replaced

TPS = Throttle Positioning Sensor

Apr 30, 2011 | Chevrolet Chevy Cars & Trucks

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Is there any way to get around changing the whole throttle body to replace the tps


the Throttle position switch,is a little black switch "mounted on the drivers side of the throttle body",There would be no reason to remove the throttle body,the TPS is held on by two or small screws

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What are these codes po123 and po121


These two codes are pointing at your TPS.
Your car may have a rough or high idle, or it could be surging or stumbling when accelerating and decelerating

The causes could be any of the following:
Your TPS may not be secured properly
You could have a short in the wiring to your TPS
The connectors to your TPS may be loose
Your TPS may be bad

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