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BWD Throttle Position Sensor

Part No. EC3048P Warranty  

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BWD throttle position sensors maintain specific installed outputs to match OE rather than adjustable consolidated designs. The circuits are printed on flexible polyimide film or ceramic-based substrates for excellent dimensional stability and for the prevention of electrical performance drift.
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BWDThrottle Position Sensor
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small cars (9)
    • Trucks (6)
    • Large cars (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (6), Auto enthusiast (5), Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    4.0

    exactly what I ordered.

    By J.R.

    from polkville n.c

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • It fits

    Cons

    • Pain To Get To

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Small Cars
    • Trucks

    Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

    Fixed the dead spot I had during acceleration.
    But its a pain in the rear to get to on a silverado with a 6.0.
    Have to remove the alternator to get to the TPS.
    But once you get to the TPS it can be changed in under 3 minutes 2 screws and a plugin and its done.

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    5.0

    TPS.... easy cheesy

    By Eric

    from Johnson City, TN

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

          Replaced at 133K just because it was that old the idle was off normal.

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          • No

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product for the cost

          By Broncozx

          from Farley, IA

          About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cost
          • Reliability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            Easy to install and great value for cost

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            • No

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            (19 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works

            By ray

            from ms

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

              Good price

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              • No

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              (18 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exactly what was needed

              By fixed it again

              from Ohio

              About Me Automotive Oem Engineer

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Easy fix
              • Easy installation
              • Obd Code Is Gone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                  I had been experiencing occasional transmission stutters, O2 sensor lean OBD code, Throttle position sensor voltage low OBD code and poor acceleration. I kept reading the codes and resetting them - refusing to believe it could be something as simple as the Throttle position sensor. (Maybe too much knowledge about engine systems and too much time spent doing in-depth Engine/exhaust analysis on my job?) I was sure it was a bigger, major problem - starting with the TPS sensor I was going to start swapping parts until I eliminated the problem part. This sensor took all of 15 minutes to install - it actually took me longer to remove and re-install the air flow system and one cooling hose than it did to remove the old sensor and install the new one. 60 second "key on" to allow the system to "learn" the new sensor and the problem is solved.

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                  (18 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By AVoctane

                  from Weslaco, TX

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • High-Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars
                    • Trans Am

                    Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                    I used it in my 1999 LS1 trans am, the reason was cause I had a high idle after driving randomly.
                    The installation was easy like 1-2 mins max.
                    I have nothing negative about this product, it's a good brand, great product, great price and most all great warranty!

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                    (19 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    it runs

                    By scott

                    from Old Lyme ct.

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                        it works

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                        • No

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                        (20 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Throttle position sensor

                        By joe

                        from milw wisc

                        About Me Casual Driver

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                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 2

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                            Would excel to 3 rpm on start

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                            • No

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                            (18 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Works just fine!

                            By Timmer56021

                            from Courtland, MN

                            Verified Buyer
                            Level 3

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Exact fit
                            • Good price
                            • Works Fine

                            Cons

                            • Could Include Mount Screw

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Cars

                            Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                            Selected it for the price, and read prior reviews - but it works just fine in my 2001 Cavalier. 2 Torx screws install, didn't need to remove a lot of junk to get to it. You need to re-use screws from the vehicle,though, as it does not come with any replacements. I'd like to see two new screws included, in case you drop one or if one gets damaged. Sensor mounted quickly and in exact position, I did it in the parking lot at work. It took care of my transmission shifting problem (trac loc light was coming on intermittently).

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                            (21 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            So far, so good

                            By Stove tech

                            from Windham, ME

                            About Me Truck Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer
                            3 or more reviews submitted

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Exact fit

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Replacement part

                              Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                              This part fit perfectly and was easy to install. I will see how durable it is after it is subjected to use and seasonal temperature changes.

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                              • Q:

                                where is throttle position sensor on 2007 gmc sierra 4.3L?
                                Asked on 3/8/2014 by confused in nc

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Hi North Carolina, glad to assist you! In most cases, remove the air cleaner that covers the throttle body and locate the accelerator linkage. Just opposite the throttle lever, on the opposite side of the throttle body, the throttle position sensor is located. It bolts over the throttle plate shaft and has three wires connected with a snap-in plug. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                                  Answered on 3/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                i need to know where this part is located on my 1996 chevy blazer 4.3engine,is there a web site where i can get a diagram to see where this part goes.
                                Asked on 12/27/2013 by laid off coal miner from kentucky

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi laid off coal miner, good question! The throttle position sensor is located on the end of the throttle shaft on the opposite side of the throttle cable.

                                  Answered on 12/28/2013 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                my 2002 chevy cav starts but then stalls if i dont pump the gass
                                Asked on 11/19/2013 by david from syracuse ny

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi David, great question! The throttle position sensor may be the possible cause of the problem on your Chevrolet Cavalier. However, the answer to this is perhaps a bit more complicated than you think. This really may need a mechanic’s expertise to determine. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                                  Answered on 11/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                can i change out the part? i don't even know where to look to see where it goes. help me. jim
                                Asked on 11/11/2013 by jim from pontiac, sc 29045

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  That's a great question, Jim! The location of the throttle position sensor varies depending on the vehicle. For assisting you further please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                                  Answered on 11/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                I DO NOT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT THIS ITEM, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE IT GOES IN THE VEHICLE AND SEE IF I CAN REPLACE. LETS TRY. THANKS. JIM
                                Asked on 11/11/2013 by JIM from PONTIAC, SC

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                                  A:

                                  That's a great question, Jim! The location of the throttle position sensor varies depending on the vehicle. For assisting you further please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                                  Answered on 11/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Are fuel system adjustments required after installation of the throttle position sensor?
                                Asked on 11/15/2012 by Dave from Lapeer MI

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Yes, the throttle position sensor (TPS) needs to adjusted properly after installation as proper adjustment of the TPS is critical for engine performance, fuel economy, and emissions. An improperly adjusted TPS effects many other inputs and outputs from the ECU (Engine Control Unit), many of which would not even logically point to the TPS.
                                  For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                                  For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                  Answered on 11/16/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                              • Q:

                                I have a 96 Chevy 1500 2 wheel dive. Not sure if this part will fix my problem.Starts fine, idles fine. When im driving around town it runs fine,except early mornings. When it warms up and try to pass or pull anything up a hill. It baugs down. like it is choking to much. I have changed fuel filter,plugs,wires,distributor cap,rottor button, and cam position sensor. can you help please. Thank You Tommy J
                                Asked on 9/16/2012 by Tommy Lee from Portland Tn

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  It might be the problem. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                                  Answered on 9/17/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                              • Q:

                                will this solve my shifting prolbems on my 96 jimmy ? it shifts hard then it doesnt have no passing gear
                                Asked on 9/6/2012 by RAGMAN from Blue Ridge GA.

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  The throttle position sensors could possibly be the problem. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                                  Answered on 9/7/2012 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                what would be the symptoms if this part was bad as far as running my engine
                                Asked on 7/22/2012 by jimmy from evarts,ky

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Symptoms of a malfunctioning Throttle Position Sensor (TPS): Bucking and jerking of the car, Idle surging of the car, Sudden stalling of the car engine, Hesitation while the driver of the car is trying to accelerate, sudden surge in car's speed while driving on the highway. Also due to faulty TPS: Engine Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) can be turned on, Driver of a car may experiences difficulty while changing gears, Fuel economy of the car drops drastically and can cause difficulty in setting base ignition-timing of the car.
                                  For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                                  For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                  Answered on 7/23/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Someone recommended me the "Throttle Body Sensor" for my mini-van Chevy Venture 1998 which has speedy and acceleration problems when I start the enginee. Is this the Sensor needed to fix this problem?
                                Thanks in advance for your prompt reply.
                                Asked on 6/5/2012 by Marie from Orlando, Fl

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Yes, this is the part that you are looking for and this BWD Throttle Position Sensor - Part No. EC3048P fits your 1998 Chevrolet Venture.

                                  Answered on 6/6/2012 by Steve from AAP
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