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Throttle Position Sensor

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#1 Tiny Clark

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 04:18 AM

Has anyone ever tried to pop open a TPS to clean it? I am thinking it is nothing but a rheostat.

Danke, Tiny

#2 porcupine73


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:53 AM

Hi Tiny, I've never tried it, but may electronics cleaner wouldn't be a bad thing to try if possible before springing for that $200 one at autozone. Ja das is zu viel geld. Was fur ein probleme?

#3 Skip


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 08:09 AM

Be real cool to know what car this TPS is in.

I have opened one from a EA82T and yes there is a potentiometer and
two switches.

I dremeled the small pins protruding from the rear and
then gently prized the cover off.

Cleaned it with parts cleaner designed for this purpose and it was good as new.

Setting the TPS is tricky so mark it well before removing it.

Hope this helps.

#4 Tiny Clark

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:01 PM

Oops, had 96 legacy under my name the first post, but our server timed out, so I had to type it again and forgot it.

It would be nice to have one on hand before I go crackin' it open. That Subie Genuine parts place has it for $80.

I always get a kick out of fixing something that's not supposed to be fixed though!

And now I see it doubleposted-detsopelbuod. Dammit, I hate the Base Network.

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