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Old 03-13-2010, 08:05 AM
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Question Impossiple Throttle Position Sensor removal

i own a 94 4cyl 2.3. i for the life of me cannot figure out how to remove the TPS. i'm not even sure how ford installed the thing, being the way the srews are unaccessible. i did find one post on the internet saying the guy used a dremel with a small cut off wheel to remove it and the screws but, that doesnt seem right. even the manual i purchased doesnt show how to do it. any help would be great!
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:08 AM
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Default Re: Impossiple Throttle Position Sensor removal

a stubby phikkips screwdriver.. its a tight fit but will come off
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Impossiple Throttle Position Sensor removal

i have not had to remove one,but would an offset screwdriver or a socket with a screwdriver for a ratchet work
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: Impossiple Throttle Position Sensor removal

Just remove the throttle body, trust me I had to take mine off and those screws were TIGHT.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: Impossiple Throttle Position Sensor removal

yeah i tried to use a bent screwdriver but they were to tight to use it, just go ahead and take the throttle body off and get it out so you can get to them straight on and its not that bad
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:02 AM
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Default Re: Impossiple Throttle Position Sensor removal

Also, before you remove it MAKE SURE that it needs to be replaced. Have you back probed the tps to measure resistance? I think it should be around 1 volt at idle and 5 for WOT.

www.autoshop101.com/forms/h33.pdf

Read this for general info on the tps. I tell you to read this because the tps is very sensitive and when you remove it you have to be careful to properly calibrate when you reinstall, meaning you'll have more research to do.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:40 PM
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Also, before you remove it MAKE SURE that it needs to be replaced. Have you back probed the tps to measure resistance? I think it should be around 1 volt at idle and 5 for WOT.

www.autoshop101.com/forms/h33.pdf

Read this for general info on the tps. I tell you to read this because the tps is very sensitive and when you remove it you have to be careful to properly calibrate when you reinstall, meaning you'll have more research to do.
thats a good point, it would suck to go through the trouble to get it off and it not be bad
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:40 AM
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Default Re: Impossiple Throttle Position Sensor removal

thanks for the good info. did some testing with a multimeter and seems to be ok. i did some reading assumed it was the TPS due to the loss of power i've had. going up hills sucks ass. there doesnt seem to be much of a difference between pushing the gas pedal an inch or standing on the damn thing, this also dragged me down from 25mpg to 14 mpg. my '00 v8 Tundra does much better on gas. Accerator Pedal Pressure Senor maybe?
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:05 AM
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I think the throttle linkage is all mechanical. Is your truck throwing any codes?
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: Impossiple Throttle Position Sensor removal

an egr valve code would come on and off about a year ago but hasnt since. thinkin abotu replacing that soon when the weather gets better.
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