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Throttle Position Sensor.. Please Help
Posted 25 June 2002 - 01:20 PM
This is my first time posting but I have a question, although it might be a dumb one. Today I was cleaning my engine bay, I took off the dust cover, which is in the middle and has MPFI and etc on it. Then I realized how dirty it was. I saw the TP Sensor and it was covered with dirt. I removed the screws, and took off the sensor. I only used a clean rag and no chemicals. Then I lined up the white marks which were there before, plugged everything back in and the CEL came on. I pulled the codes and it was the TP Sensor. I tried moving it barely in every direction but to no avail. I havent tried testing the voltage because I dont have a tester but does anyone have any suggestions?
Posted 25 June 2002 - 01:47 PM
I'm assuming you have a 94 Legacy L......correct?
To fix it, you will need a multimeter and a feeler gauge, one that has 0.028" and 0.035"
The first gen legacies had the throttle on/off switch in the TPS. So that is the key one to get adjusted properly.
I've got a pic I scanned from the FSM about how to adjust and set the sensor.....but I can't seem to find it at the moment. I may have posted it......but since the search engine still sucks I'll have to find it when i get home.
Posted 25 June 2002 - 01:52 PM
found the scans
The main thing you want to look at is on the second image, in the bottom right hand corner. It talks about setting the TPS so that the idle switch is positioned properly.
Posted 25 June 2002 - 02:33 PM
Thanks for the help.. I saw some testing equipment up at Lowes for a alright price. I will use that chart to test the lines and thanks again..
Posted 25 June 2002 - 03:04 PM
Posted 25 June 2002 - 03:54 PM
Make sure you use the bottom idle stop screw like in the picture, not the top one.
Posted 27 June 2002 - 01:34 AM
Posted 27 June 2002 - 10:03 AM
There are two throttle stop screws. One "can" be adjusted, that's the one up top, the one at the bottom where the pic says to put the feeler gauge in.....do not touch that screw. Really you shouldn't have messed with the top one either......
You gotta adjust the TPS according to those instructions. If you can not do this, you need to take it to someone that can.
Posted 08 July 2002 - 06:35 AM
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