Throttle Position Sensor
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BWD Throttle Position Sensor

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CARQUEST by BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model domestic and import vehicles. BWD is constantly evolving to give customers the competitive edge they need to compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

Product Features:
  • Our Throttle Position Sensors maintain specific installed outputs to match OE rather than adjustable consolidated designs
  • Circuits are printed on flexible polyimide film or ceramic-based substrates for excellent dimensional stability preventing electrical performance drift. Noble palladium/gold/platinum alloys provide low contact resistance for extended service life
  • Each TPS uses integral rotor bearings and return springs for easy installation
  • Each sensor undergoes rigorous end-of-line testing with thousands of data points to validate output voltages for optimum performance and trouble-free operation
  • Featuring the broadest sensor coverage in the market, we meet the service professionals needs with the highest quality product every time he opens the box
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Connector Gender:Female (1)
Terminal Gender:Male (1)
Terminal Quantity:3

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  • Q:

    I have a 1997 ranger 4.0 6 cyl. and it idles fast. It even idles fast once it is in gear. It seems to calm down a bit after a 15 minute warm up or so. Could this be the TPS or more likely something else. If it were an older vehicle, I would say the choke is stuck "on"
    Asked on 9/1/2013 by shag from New york state

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      Unfortunately, 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. 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 9/2/2013 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    Would the TPS cause code P0305 and check engine light to stay on? Ford Explorer 1996 4.0 4wd XLT. THe code seems to be engine misfiring on #5 cyl.
    Asked on 6/29/2012 by 50ronnie

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      A:

      This code P0305 can be caused due to faulty spark plug or wire, faulty coil (pack), faulty oxygen sensor(s), faulty fuel injector, burned exhaust valve, faulty catalytic converter(s), running out of fuel, poor compression, defective computer. We 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 any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

      Answered on 6/30/2012 by Ralph from AAP
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      This code P0305 can be caused due to faulty spark plug or wire, faulty coil (pack), faulty oxygen sensor(s), faulty fuel injector, burned exhaust valve, faulty catalytic converter(s), running out of fuel, poor compression, defective computer. We 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 any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

      Answered on 6/30/2012 by Ralph from AAP
  • Q:

    My 96 ford explorer has started chugging, and now wants to stall when you first start it up . Could the throttle position sensor be the problem?
    Asked on 5/27/2012 by paula from martin,pa

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      There are many possibilities for an Engine to stall while starting - an engine vacuum leak, a dirty or defective airflow sensor, a defective idle speed control system, a faulty coolant sensor, a faulty air temperature sensor, a bad Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor, Low engine compression and Worn or fouled spark plugs. 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 5/28/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
  • Q:

    I have a 1995 Ford Explorer I replaced the fueal pump and the truck will start and stay running but when I press the gas it stays at idle speed nothing happens at all. Could this be the TPS?
    Asked on 2/13/2012 by Dom from Cedar Rapids, IA

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      Yes, the throttle position sensor may 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 2/13/2012 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    I have a 2000 Ford Ranger 4.0 engine. I can start the truck up and let it run and it sounds good as long as it is in park but when i try to put it in gear (under a load) it starts to misfire like it is sucking to much air. Could it be the Throttle Position Sensor? Or should I be looking at the egr sensor ? Thanks Duane
    Asked on 8/16/2011 by Duane1956 from Ripley, Wv

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      A:

      There may be even some other reasons for this problem. 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 8/17/2011 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    97 ford ranger 4.0 will this part cause the check engine light to come on and if so what code would it give mine is giving a PO751 lean fuel bank
    Asked on 7/16/2011 by Anonymous from cartersville ga

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      A:

      P0751 - Shift Solenoid "A" Performance or Stuck Off.

      Answered on 7/17/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
  • Q:

    My 99 Ranger 4.oL Idles fine but when I step on the gas it wants to die. Coulkd this be the TPS?
    Asked on 6/18/2011 by Anonymous

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      Yes, your throttle position sensor should be the problem.

      Answered on 6/24/2011 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    I have a 2000 Ford Ranger with a 4.0 it does not want to idel and wants to stall out. It is also a 4x4 and does not want to engage into 4 wheel drive now that it will not idel. Could this be the throttle position sensor.
    Asked on 4/20/2011 by confussed from l&p mich,

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      A:

      This 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.

      Answered on 4/21/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
  • Q:

    If the tps is bad what are the effects or how would the vehicle run different? My explorer is acting real cold natured and won't stay running without me keeping my foot on the gas until it warms up and thenwants to die when I start to drive it and will die sometimes while I anm shifting gears. If the tps is bad would it cause my vehicle to run like that, and if its not that what would make it run like that?
    Asked on 11/2/2010 by samjr81 from ross, tx

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      A:

      Possibly, it could also be the idle air control if your vehicle is equipped with one.

      Answered on 11/3/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
  • Q:

    Would this cause the transmission to slip, not shift or overall lose of power?
    Asked on 8/23/2010 by murph from golden co

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      Please provide more vehicle info for further assistance.

      Answered on 8/25/2010 by michael from aap
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