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BWD Throttle Position Sensor

Part No. EC3208 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
 
4.1

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Versatile (7)
  • High-performance (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (21)
  • Large cars (8)
  • Small cars (6)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (8), Truck enthusiast (7), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (10), Casual driver (10), Mechanic (8), Truck enthusiast (7), Competitive driver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Part works great

Must clear computer memory to re-calibrate to new sensor. If not, Idle will be 2000-3000 rpm and will not settle. Simply disconnect battery, negative first, then positive end. once both are...Read complete review

Must clear computer memory to re-calibrate to new sensor. If not, Idle will be 2000-3000 rpm and will not settle. Simply disconnect battery, negative first, then positive end. once both are disconnected, hold them together or use a wrench and bridge them together for 15 seconds. Then reconnect the battery, positive end first. This erases the memory and idle will be 600-700 RPM. You will, however, have to drive for about a week as the computer relearns all adaptive driving settings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Defective part

Vehicle had a surge while driving with the old sensor. After replacing with this sensor, the surge turned into stalling. When put on the computer, the calibration was off by 13% on the...Read complete review

Vehicle had a surge while driving with the old sensor. After replacing with this sensor, the surge turned into stalling. When put on the computer, the calibration was off by 13% on the TPS.

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exact Fit Module

By mark

from Clarkston Michigan

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

    Excellent replacement TPS unit. Includes a lifetime warranty.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works Great

    By Don

    from Bristol, VT

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fixed Shifting And Rough
    • Gasketscrews Oring Inc
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

      Straight forward. 2002 Dodge Dakota though a P0121 code. Was running rough and kept shifting gears and was underpowered going down the interstate. Turned the key to the on position three times and got the code. Watched a youtube video and read some blogs and it all pointed to this part needing replacement. The idle is smooth and the shifting is even more smoother. I can't wait to see what happens with the fuel economy. I did notice the tackometer still moving up and down a little bit, But the truck has been running a bit off for a while just never though a code before and I am no mechanic.

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      • No

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      4.0

      So far so good

      By Ram1911

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me DIY'er

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
        • Trucks

        Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        I had RPM surges in 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT. Used this product and it took the surges away. This also smoothed out my acceleration. I've had it on for a month so can't answer to it's long term durability. It does have a lifetime warranty which is a plus. It took me about 30 minutes to change out. The back screw was the hardest to get out. But if you are a diy'er you can do this.

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        • No

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        2.0

        TPS 4.7v8

        By Angry

        from Pittsburgh, pa

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesnt last

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

          Vehicle had a surge at 60k miles with stock sensor. Replaced tps with bwd tps sensor and the surge went away. At 77k miles,vehicle would cutoff and barely run all of a sudden. CEL referenced tps sensor. Replaced tps sensor AGAIN which cured the problem. Poor life out of this sensor.

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          • No

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          5.0

          AWsum Product

          By HarleyUP6969

          from Tucson, Az

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance
          • High Quality Part
          • Lightweight
          • Much More Respondsive
          • Perfect Fit No Complaint
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Na

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

          N/A

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          • No

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 Still surges.

          By Molyman

          from Leesburg, FL

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Service Was Good
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Code Indicated Tps
          • Code Reader Indicated Thr
          • Did Not Cure The Problem

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

          This did not help, no other code has came up, truck still surges, but check engine light is out.
          Smoke test has been suggested I assume the part is not defective as the check engine light has stayed off.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Part works great

          By 24 Lemons Racer

          from San Antonio, TX

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            Must clear computer memory to re-calibrate to new sensor. If not, Idle will be 2000-3000 rpm and will not settle. Simply disconnect battery, negative first, then positive end. once both are disconnected, hold them together or use a wrench and bridge them together for 15 seconds. Then reconnect the battery, positive end first. This erases the memory and idle will be 600-700 RPM. You will, however, have to drive for about a week as the computer relearns all adaptive driving settings.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works great so far...

            By treywolf

            from Weeki Wachee, FL

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                It's been about 2 months now and my surges are gone. I was leary about not buying OEM but for the price I figured why not. I guess I got lucky based on other reviews.

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                • No

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                4.0

                throttle sensor

                By Shawn

                from Monrovia, MD

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                  Easy to install

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  sensor

                  By alex

                  from nashville,tn

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                  Ask me a question

                  Level 5

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Cars
                    • Small Cars
                    • Trucks

                    Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                    Easy install.good price.just don't drop it!

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                    • Q:

                      What is the warranty on this item
                      Asked on 3/28/2014 by Scott

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Scott, good question! This part comes with limited lifetime replacement warranty. The lifetime warranty part can be refunded for cash/credit within the 90 days time frame. After that time expires, it can only be exchanged for a new item. So the warranty is valid for the life of the part as long as the customer owns the vehicle.

                        Answered on 3/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota SLT that won't idle. It starts fine but dies if I don't keep my foot on the gas. It also frequently dies at stop signs. Will replacing the throttle position sensor fix my problem.
                      Asked on 2/19/2014 by Mike from Ballentine, SC

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Mike, glad to assist you! The throttle position sensor could possibly the problem. However, I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                        Answered on 2/20/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      According to Advance A. P. this part will not work on a '06 Kia Sedona with the 3.8. Why not?, and where do I find the right part?
                      Asked on 7/25/2013 by Rol-Rol from Frederick, Md

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Sorry, this BWD Throttle Position Sensor - part# EC3208 is not an ideal part for your 2006 Kia Sedona. Right now we are unable to locate the exact throttle position sensor for your vehicle online. However, if you could please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 7/25/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      My 2000 Durango runs fine most of the time but when it acts up the ide drops off and spikes up. Could this part fix this issue?
                      Asked on 7/8/2013 by bill from delaware, ohio

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        With respect to your inquiry on the BWD Throttle Position Sensor - Part No. EC3208 a bad throttle position sensor can cause idling issues. However there are other few minor issues as well which causes stalled/rough idling. 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 7/9/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will tps cause my 97 dodge ram van 1500 3.9 v6,
                      Not to start?
                      Asked on 1/1/2013 by keeper from browns mills , nj

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        With reference to this BWD Throttle Position Sensor - part# EC3208, the throttle position sensor may be the possible cause of the problem on your Dodge Ram. 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 any further assistance, you may also 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 1/2/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      My 2004 Dodge Ram has a 4.7 engine, I have noticed sometimes it dosen't want to slow down when I brake. Could this sensor cause such a problem?
                      Asked on 7/10/2012 by Vet2Ran from Stockbridge, Ga.

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Sorry, 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 7/10/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      would you possibly smell gas when you first start your vehicle if this is the problem and your idling go from high to low?
                      Asked on 9/30/2011 by Debbie from newport, arkansas

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        It may be because of your EGR valve stuck open or bad throttle position sensor or dirty and oil soaked spark plug. 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 10/4/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Would a faulty tps create a check engine code P0455 on a Dodge Dakota V6 3.9 cyl engine?
                      Asked on 9/4/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        It may be also large leak in the evaporative emissions system. 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 9/5/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I HAVE A 1998 DODGE RAM 1500 5.2 LITER WHEN I TURN THE AIR COND. UP TO MAX THE TRUCKS RUNS ROUGH AND ACTS LIKE ITS GOING TO DIE WHAT WOULD BE THE PROBLEM AND WOULD THIS PART FIX IT
                      Asked on 7/26/2011 by Anonymous from GALLOWAY OHIO

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        There may be many 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 7/27/2011 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      where is the throttle position sensor located
                      Asked on 4/25/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The throttle position sensor is located near the throttle body and can be located under the car hood near the throttle mechanism.

                        Answered on 4/26/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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