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Old 21 Mar 2011, 10:04 pm
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Default Throttle position sensor

What's the easiest way to replace the Tps? It's in a somewhat difficult location on the back of the throttle body. Does it have torque screws holding it in place? Difficult to tell.
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Old 21 Mar 2011, 10:24 pm
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Default Re: Throttle position sensor

First you need to take off the electrical connection to the TPS. You have to squeeze the locking tab and pull off the connection. The TPS itself is held on by two Torx (not torque) screws. Have a Torx set handy and you'll need one of the smaller (#15 maybe) to undo the screws.

Won't ask how you know you need a new one so hope you picked the right part. The IAC is next to the TPS and there's way more owners that have cleaned and/or replaced that rather than the TPS for on-going problems.

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Old 22 Mar 2011, 08:44 am
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Default Re: Throttle position sensor

I'm with Crewzin. Why do you think you need to do this?

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Old 22 Mar 2011, 12:17 pm
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Default Re: Throttle position sensor

Hi guys. Didnt mean to be rude by just jumping in and asking a question. I'm new to the forum and just starting to get involved in upgrading my 2006 pt cruiser. I installed a airaid cold air intake system this week and noticed the TPS had a large crack in the plastic (no idea how). Not causing me any problems but I figured I shouldnt wait till it did. Thanks for the info Crewzin. I was able to change it out last night with no problems.
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Old 23 Mar 2011, 12:09 pm
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Default Re: Throttle position sensor

There have been lots of problems with the TPS. Have seen this in the GT and Dodge SRT-4 world. Harness has been the main culprit. A broken wire in the harness will cause the idle to shoot up and stay for a while. Can be very embarassing when you come to a stop.
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