Throttle Position Sensors
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Working in tandem with your vehicles engine control module your throttle position sensor (TPS) is mounted in your vehicles throttle body and this monitors the throttle valve position to perform functions such as electronic throttle control and the air intake of your engine.
With many new cars employing fly by wire types of throttle control your throttle position sensor will be controlled via your gas pedal although there will be no direct accelerator cable attached to either.
Your throttle body may also utilise a closed throttle position sensor in it's function.
Popular Questions Asked
What are the symptoms of a faulty throttle position sensor?
Whilst there are many sensors that control and monitor the function of your vehicle you may notice the following symptoms when your throttle position sensor is malfunctioning or not running to its optimum level
- Sluggish acceleration or hesistation in acceleration
- Difficulty in changing gears in an automatic transmission
- Poor fuel economy and rough idling at low engine speed
What happens when a throttle position sensor goes out?
When a bad tps or throttle position sensor ultimately fails this will stop the engine from running based on the engine control module not knowing the precise ratio of air and fuel the engine needs.
However the above symptoms will more than likely be present prior to this failure so efforts should be made to rectify these faulty position sensors sooner rather than later.
How much does it cost to replace a throttle position sensor?
Ranging anywhere from $100 up to $500 most throttle position sensors are usually around $250 for most common vehicles. Depending on the location of the throttle body there may be more labour required to change these units if inaccessible or requiring other components to be removed in the process.
So whether you are after a replacement throttle position sensor or any new sensor for your engine management Repco have the great range and best prices. Keep that ignition timing and fuel management in optimum working order and experience the performance benefits today.