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Wont stay idled

When u crank the vehicle it wont idle and goes dead. Was told it may be throttle position sensor. Need to know where it is and how to change it?

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It is located on the top of the engine near where the throttle cable is located.You can purchase a repair Manuel with detailed instruction on you vehicle.Haynes or chilton repair manuals are around $25.

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