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BWD Throttle Position Sensor

Part No. EC3167 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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Connector Gender:Female
Terminal Gender:Male

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BWDThrottle Position Sensor
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (3)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Auto enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Replacement Jeep TPS

      The replacement TPS fits like factory, a new seal is provided in the box. With a T20 torx this can be replaced in about 10 minutes. (T20 in my case double check the...Read complete review

      The replacement TPS fits like factory, a new seal is provided in the box. With a T20 torx this can be replaced in about 10 minutes. (T20 in my case double check the size before starting the replacement) No setup or settings just remove the plug, then the 2 screws and slide the old TPS out of the throttle body. Install the new gasket on the new TPS then insert in the throttle body while twisting back and forth the align the sensor with the throttle shaft. Then reinstall the 2 screws and the plug. You're ready to go!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      TPS Bad AGAIN!

      I am a Jeep guy, and I have 2 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJs). This is my 3rd TPS sensor between my two Jeeps. Everytime I replace the TPS, I get excited...Read complete review

      I am a Jeep guy, and I have 2 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJs). This is my 3rd TPS sensor between my two Jeeps. Everytime I replace the TPS, I get excited because it quickly fixes my problem, but only to fail 3-6 months down the road. Good luck getting a warranty replacement because neither of my Jeeps throw a TPS code. They actually never did. So getting the local manager to trust you that the TPS is actually bad isnt so easy. It still beats paying $150+ at the dealer. I keep an extra one in Jeep at all times now :/

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      2.0

      TPS Bad AGAIN!

      By IndianRiverJoel

      from Melbourne, FL

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Works For Awhile

      Cons

      • Fails Intermittently
      • Fails Quickly
      • Hard Transmission Shifts

      Best Uses

        Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        I am a Jeep guy, and I have 2 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJs). This is my 3rd TPS sensor between my two Jeeps. Everytime I replace the TPS, I get excited because it quickly fixes my problem, but only to fail 3-6 months down the road. Good luck getting a warranty replacement because neither of my Jeeps throw a TPS code. They actually never did. So getting the local manager to trust you that the TPS is actually bad isnt so easy. It still beats paying $150+ at the dealer. I keep an extra one in Jeep at all times now :/

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        1.0

        JUNK. Chased the problem for weeks.

        By Not buying any more junk sensors

        from Florida

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

          After having classic symptoms of a bad TPS, I replaced the original with this one. It resolved one symptom but after a couple of days the vehicle would idle too high and had horrible detonation. I checked for vacuum leaks, decarboned the intake and combustion chambers to no avail. I then installed a TPS from the dealer and ALL of the symptoms went away. The engine now idles correctly, shifts when it should and has no spark knock.

          For all the time and money I spent chasing this faulty part, it would have been far cheaper to have the dealer install the OEM part to start with.

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          • No

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          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Works great for awhile

          By Thax

          from VA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Ask me a question

          Level 3

          Pros

          • Easy installation

          Cons

          • Failed

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            Looks very similar to the OEM part , and fit easily. Unfortunatly unit completly failed in less than a year.

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            • No

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            (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good product

            By Al

            from monticello, fl

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                this appears to be a quality item. went on without any fiddling and did not show any computer codes

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                • No

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                (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Replacement

                By Home Mechanic - Do-It-Yourselfer

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Level 3

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler 40l

                  Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                  Perfect fit for my 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L. While sitting idle at a stop light the engine over-reved for no apparent reason. Then, while driving, the engine would frequently cut out as if the key were turned off. Searching the Internet I found that this was symptomatic of the throttle position sensor (TPS) going bad. I purchased this TPS and swapped out the old sensor. I coated the electical connector with dielectric grease and my Jeep has been running well ever since. I especially like the warranty that came with this product.

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                  • No

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                  (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy direct replacement part

                  By Al

                  from Colonie, NY

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Direct replacement

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                    Easy direct replacement part. It solved a surging problem at slow cruise that developed when I had a fuel system cleaning service performed. I suspect that it damaged the original TPS.

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                    • No

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                    (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just as described

                    By gspen

                    from Orrington, ME

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                      exactly as described and exact fit

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                      • No

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                      (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      OEM replacement

                      By TheDream

                      from Chicago, IL

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                      Level 3

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                          Worked on my 97 Cherokee XJ. Took 10 mins.

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                          (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Replacement Jeep TPS

                          By Jeep guy

                          from Dallastown, Pa

                          About Me Casual Driver, Competitive Driver

                          Verified Buyer
                          Helpful Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Trucks

                          Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                          The replacement TPS fits like factory, a new seal is provided in the box. With a T20 torx this can be replaced in about 10 minutes. (T20 in my case double check the size before starting the replacement) No setup or settings just remove the plug, then the 2 screws and slide the old TPS out of the throttle body. Install the new gasket on the new TPS then insert in the throttle body while twisting back and forth the align the sensor with the throttle shaft. Then reinstall the 2 screws and the plug. You're ready to go!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review(earn points)

                          (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Fits My Jeep

                          By Jman

                          from Huntington,MA

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                              Worked on my 1997 Jeep GC Loredo 6cyl 4.0L, Easy to install just make sure you have star shaped tools/tips for a socket or screwdriver.

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                              • Q:

                                i have a 1997 jeep grand cherokee laredo 6 cyl 4.0 engine and once my jeeps warms up all the way and when you go to put it in gear it stalls out could this be the problem the tps
                                Asked on 1/28/2014 by Lisa neal from Summit Hill, PA

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi Lisa, the throttle position sensor could be the possible cause of the problem on your Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, the answer to this is bit more complicated than you think. This needs an 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 1/29/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Changed this out after oem coded TPS-Voltage high. Replacement lasted approx 6 months. Replaced under warranty, cleared codes, tested new one before even starting vehicle, SAME CODE! WTH? On 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L.
                                Asked on 10/12/2013 by Butchko from Lansford, PA

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi Butchko, my answer to your on the BWD Throttle Position Sensor - part# EC3167 is that, without the presence of the vehicle we could neither diagnose the problem nor provide you with a 100% answer. However, we would suggest you to get assistance from a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                                  Answered on 10/13/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                where is the tps located on 99 cherokee
                                Asked on 6/8/2013 by jeff from kalamazoo

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  This BWD Throttle Position Sensor - Part No. EC3167 is a black switch located at one end of the throttle plate shaft mounted on throttle body in your 1999 Jeep Cherokee. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                  Answered on 6/8/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                              • Q:

                                My 90 grand cherokee laredo will shift thru ALL the gears when cold but once warmed up it will not go into the final gear and my rpm's run around 2300 @ 60mph when it should be around 1700rpm's in the final gear. could this be the TPS doing this??
                                Asked on 1/3/2013 by jim from Pa

                                2 answers

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                                  A:

                                  Sorry for the inconvenience caused, with reference to your query on BWD Throttle Position Sensor part# EC3167, the throttle position sensor may be possible cause of the problem in your 1990 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. 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. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                                  Answered on 1/4/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  With reference to your query on BWD Throttle Position Sensor part# EC3167, the throttle position sensor may be possible cause of the problem in your 1990 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. 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. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                                  Answered on 1/3/2013 by Rick from AAP
                              • Q:

                                What type of screws does this take to mount to a 98 jeep wrangler 4.0L throttle body?
                                Asked on 4/14/2012 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  This BWD Throttle Position Sensor with Part No. EC3167 requires a M5 x .8 x 25mm screw with a torque rating of 7 N·m (60 in. lbs.).

                                  Answered on 4/20/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                              • Q:

                                What kind of warranty does this have at your store?
                                Asked on 3/4/2012 by kh from manahawkin nj

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  This BWD Throttle Position Sensor (Part No. EC3167) has got limited lifetime replacement. This warranty is valid for the stated period of time printed on your Invoice and Order Confirmation email provided you were the original purchaser of the part and you still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Parts installed on commercial use vehicles are warranted for 90 days from the date of purchase.

                                  Answered on 3/5/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                              • Q:

                                need diagram 2 replace tps
                                Asked on 10/16/2011 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                                  Answered on 10/17/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                When my Jeep warms up it starts to run very rough and after it get warmer it stops running rough could this be the problem? Also if i stop the car when its doing this and i turn it off and on again it usually fixes it.Is it the TPS? Thanks.
                                Asked on 6/22/2011 by JEFF from New Jersey

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  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 7/7/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                driving the jeep than it just stop.
                                go to start the jeep trun the key to on gages don't move trun key on off a fews than it starts.
                                about 2 miles down the raod it stops again.
                                same thing all over.
                                Asked on 6/18/2011 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  All the parts of the engine must be perfectly timed in order for it to start correctly. If one part is off, then the engine will have problems starting. The air intake and fuel valves must open at a precise time to supply fuel so it can be compressed and the spark plugs must fire right at the height of compression for optimum power. If they fire too slowly, the engine under-performs, and if they fire before the fuel is brought into the cylinder, the car may not start at all.

                                  Answered on 7/11/2011 by Henry from AAP
                              • Q:

                                what if you install this part an it is still stumbleing
                                Asked on 6/11/2011 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle in question.

                                  Answered on 6/22/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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