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Old 06-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Check TPS

Ow do u check a TPS? Car over loads with it Hooked up but runs good when it's unplugged but no CE lights r on.
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The TPS basically bolts to the throttle body with two screws. The holes that the screws go through on the TPS are elongated so you can twist the TPS in either direction to adjust it. To adjust the TPS all you have to do is loosen (don't take them out) both screws and move the TPS until you see the right voltage.
To hook the multimeter up you will have to pierce the green wire with a pin so you can check how much voltage is going through it. The red or positive (+) wire on your multimeter will go to the pin in the green wire. Then you'll have to either pierce the black wire and put the negative wire from the multimeter to it, or just put the black multimeter wire to a good engine ground.
Now to check the voltage turn on your multimeter and make sure all of the wires are hooked up right. Then turn the ignition key to the on position, but don't start the car. You should be getting a reading on your multimeter. It should be .98-.99 volts. If its not, then its time to loosen the screws on the TPS and move it around until you get it right. When its at the right voltage tighten the screws and re-check it. If you aren't too happy about piercing your TPS wires with pins then you could do what some Mustangers do. I've seen a few guys/gals buy a fuse holder and attach the two wires from the fuse holder to the green and black wires on the TPS. Then they use the fuse holder holes to check their TPS voltage.....Whatever you do, make sure you never put a fuse in that fuse holder.
If for some reason you cannot get the voltage reading right you have two options. Either buy a new TPS or take off the old one and elongate the holes a little more with a file or a dremel.

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That was a another forums quote..
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Ok thanks man really didn't wanna pay for a new one right now
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The TPS is not adjustable now what do I do lol
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Sometimes u have to elongate the holes yourself to get the tps to twist enough to get the right voltage. But it dont take much and you should be able to get it in range. You can use a dremel if you have one or just use a drill and small bit. At least thats how I done it.
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The TPS basically bolts to the throttle body with two screws. The holes that the screws go through on the TPS are elongated so you can twist the TPS in either direction to adjust it. To adjust the TPS all you have to do is loosen (don't take them out) both screws and move the TPS until you see the right voltage.
To hook the multimeter up you will have to pierce the green wire with a pin so you can check how much voltage is going through it. The red or positive (+) wire on your multimeter will go to the pin in the green wire. Then you'll have to either pierce the black wire and put the negative wire from the multimeter to it, or just put the black multimeter wire to a good engine ground.
Now to check the voltage turn on your multimeter and make sure all of the wires are hooked up right. Then turn the ignition key to the on position, but don't start the car. You should be getting a reading on your multimeter. It should be .98-.99 volts. If its not, then its time to loosen the screws on the TPS and move it around until you get it right. When its at the right voltage tighten the screws and re-check it. If you aren't too happy about piercing your TPS wires with pins then you could do what some Mustangers do. I've seen a few guys/gals buy a fuse holder and attach the two wires from the fuse holder to the green and black wires on the TPS. Then they use the fuse holder holes to check their TPS voltage.....Whatever you do, make sure you never put a fuse in that fuse holder.
If for some reason you cannot get the voltage reading right you have two options. Either buy a new TPS or take off the old one and elongate the holes a little more with a file or a dremel.

---------- Post added at 01:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:50 PM ----------

That was a another forums quote..
Ok so I did what that said when I put the ground on the numbers peaked then jumped backdown to like .025 and started to drop to 0 and when i undid the ground and reconnected it it did the same thing bad TPS?
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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Re: Check TPS

As long as you are between .85 and 1.00 volts it should be ok. The ECU resets the TPS range every time you turn the car off and restart it so setting the voltage really has minimal benefits. IF yours is out of that range and will not adjust, then the TPS is likely bad and needs to be replaced.
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As long as you are between .85 and 1.00 volts it should be ok. The ECU resets the TPS range every time you turn the car off and restart it so setting the voltage really has minimal benefits. IF yours is out of that range and will not adjust, then the TPS is likely bad and needs to be replaced.
Yea it was a bad TPS. Hey in another thread I started we r talking bout tuning and someone said u like a certain tuning ecu or something. Any advance?
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My preference is the AFM PMS. Click the preceding link and you will see why.
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