What is a throttle position sensor?

Answer Cars and trucks are becoming more powerful and fuel efficient. One of the reasons for this is increased computerization and sensors that send information back to the vehicle's computer. One of the... Read More »

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How to Fix GM's Bad Throttle Position Sensor?

The throttle position sensor (TPS) is part of the fuel system in a GM vehicle. It sits at the end of the throttle shaft on the throttle body, and is responsible for monitoring fuel delivery based o... Read More »

What is the throttle position sensor?

A throttle position sensor does exactly what its name implies. It is responsible for monitoring the position of the throttle in an internal combustion engine. The information collected by the throt... Read More »

How to Tell If the Throttle Position Sensor Is Bad?

The throttle position sensor, or TPS, is located on the side of the throttle body, attached with small metric steel screws. This sensor measures the angle of the throttle butterfly and sends this i... Read More »

What does the throttle position sensor do?

The throttle position sensor is a small electro-mechanical device that measures both how open an engine's throttle is at any given time as well as its rate of change, if any. It typically reports ... Read More »