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I have a code that is coming up saying low voltage for throttle position sensor or something to that nature. I also occasionaly have my engine on startup rev up to 2000 rpms and will have to shut off the car and wait a little bit and then try again. sometimes it takes a few tries before it goes to normal. I believe the tps needs to be replaced but am not sure. can you advise me of what to do and if it is the tps, where is it located?

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  • tkubala Mar 24, 2011

    Thanks,

    I have the 3.5. I already got the part and will put it in as soon as it gets a little warmer. We just got snow again here in Chicago

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The tps is located on the throttle body by the 'butterfly' remove the intake tube and the engine beauty cover, it looks like this:

http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2003/oldsmobile/aurora/fuel_injection/throttle_position_sensor.html

there are 2 different ones on this page, one each for a 4.0 or a 3.5 (you didn't say what engine you have)-it is pretty much a plug-and-play item, easy to install and your symptoms point to a defective one. Yours can be checked with a digital ohm meter, write back if you feel adventurous.

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The code you give is for a throttle position sensor (TPS), and its voltage is incorrect. This can be a loose connection at the sensor or a the sensor needs cleaning. Clean the throttle body by spraying cleaner on a rag and wipping down, even a little bit of dirt will affect your performance. Due to the construction of this style of throttle body it is highly recomended to not spray with cleaner, just wipe down.

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