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replacing the TPS

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by explondwa, September 25, 2002.

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    1. explondwa

      explondwa New Member

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      hey all , i just bought a new Throttle Position sensor and i need to replace , what do i need to watch out for , i heard that i have to adjust the timing or something but not sure how to do it or what it involves i removed the old one and it has a number 3 on the inside the new one has 4 , what do this number mean or how to i go about replacing it ?
      :redexp:
       
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      I reccomend getting a manual on your vehicle. I picked one up for minw and in some cases it is vague, but can help you identify what things you may encounter during dissassembly with some brief descriptions.

      I keep mine in my SUV religiously, or in every vehicle I have ever owned as a matter of fact.......

      best of luck!!:p
       
    4. Maniak

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      Nothing special about replacing the TPS.. Just pull the battery cable... Pull the snow shield off the top of the intake (if you have one).. unhook the electrical connector.. remove 2 screws... remove/replace and put it back together...

      When your done plug the battery back in (should be 10 minutes by now) and the truck will re-learn everything with the new TPS (which is why you took of the battery cable when yous tarted)..

      ~Mark
       
    5. ChuckyD

      ChuckyD Moderator Emeritus<br>Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member Moderator Emeritus

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      When i replaced mine, (super easy) i left my battery cable off for about 30 minutes...
      usually whenever i do anything involving the computer i leave it off for at least a half hour.
       
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      2 screws, the connector, and resetting the computer. that's it! good luck!
       

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