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BWD Throttle Position Sensor

Part No. EC3264 Warranty Details  

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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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CARQUEST by BWDThrottle Position Sensor
 
3.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good price

read other reviews figured I take my chances, easy to install and its been 3 days so far seems to workin fine, if it fails in a month or so i'll repost to let...Read complete review

read other reviews figured I take my chances, easy to install and its been 3 days so far seems to workin fine, if it fails in a month or so i'll repost to let you know.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

TPS

The sensor came as described when ordered but when I got it there was no replacement O-ring. I know it didn't say that it was included but it should have been included in order...Read complete review

The sensor came as described when ordered but when I got it there was no replacement O-ring. I know it didn't say that it was included but it should have been included in order to not cause an extra trip to the store, especially when you only have one vehicle and when you remove the throttle body it's kinda difficult to get back to the store.

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5.0

BWD throttle position sensor

By 

from Bedford, Ohio

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • No Oring

Best Uses

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

    My 05 Caravan was accelerating terribly, and RPM were inconsistent. Bad gas mileage, and late gear changing. The check engine light came on, and said it was bad throttle position sensor. Purchased this from Advanced auto, and the car is now running great. It would have been nice if it came with a new Oring, but I was able to use the old one. I was concerned if I should go with the BWD or go with a dealer part, but for the price I went with BWD, and now glad I did.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Fixed the problem

    By 

    from Elgin IL

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Direct replacement

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        Straight forward direct replacement.

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        • No

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect fit

        By 

        from Akron Ohio

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, DIY

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Exact Replacement

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • All Fuel Injected Cars

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        Exact replacement perfect function Original had a dead spot in the switch causing it to feel like a miss at about 45 mph. The missed contact in the switch throws off the PCM and causes the problem. Took a little while to realize what was happening to the engine. FYI

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        5.0

        Good price

        By 

        from Locust Grove Virginia

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            read other reviews figured I take my chances, easy to install and its been 3 days so far seems to workin fine, if it fails in a month or so i'll repost to let you know.

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            • No

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            2.0

            bwd thottle position sensor

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            from wadsworth ohio

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Low Price

            Cons

            • Failed

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

              failed with in 3 days of installation.

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              • No

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              4.0

              So far so good

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              from Colo Spgs, CO

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                The part was the same as OEM in form, fit and function.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                DONT BUY

                By 

                from ATLANTA GA

                Pros

                • Low Price

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • NO CAR

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                THE PART IS CHEAP..BUT..IT ONLY LASTED ONE WEEK. TOOK IT TO DODGE DEALERSHIP AND THEY TESTED THE PART AND IT WAS BAD. PLEASE DONT BUY BWD.

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                • Competitive Driver

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                2.0

                lasted 3 monthscont

                By 

                from Greentown, PA

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                    Ok to make a long story short the warranty went fine exchanged for a working one. [...]

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                    2.0

                    lasted 3 months

                    By 

                    from Greentown, PA

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                        lasted 3 months seems cheap just look at the web picture how it's put together. everybody can have a fluke. stay tuned to see how the guarantee goes. Too late to go now, be there 1st thing in the morning.

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                        • Mechanic

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                        3.0

                        TPS

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                        from Alapaha/Nashville Georgia

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • High-Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                            The sensor came as described when ordered but when I got it there was no replacement O-ring. I know it didn't say that it was included but it should have been included in order to not cause an extra trip to the store, especially when you only have one vehicle and when you remove the throttle body it's kinda difficult to get back to the store.

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                            6 Questions | 7 Answers
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                            • Q:

                              Where do I purchase the o-ring?
                              Asked on 3/24/2015 by Jack from Randolph MA

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Great question, Jack! I spoke to BWD in regards to the o-ring that is required for use with this BWD Throttle Position Sensor (Part No. EC3264). At this time they have been unable to source a product that fits this position. If the original o-ring is still usable, reuse that on the new part. At this time the original equipment style replacement may only be available through your local Chrysler or Dodge dealership.

                                There are other owners of similar vehicles that require this throttle position sensor that utilized Factory Air Green Round O-Ring (Part No. 24656) to replace the stock o-ring and had success.

                                Answered on 3/24/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a 3.3L engine. Is a defective throttle position sensor the cause of my van not shifting properly into 3rd gear and overdrive? I have replaced the input and output sensors and they did not solve the problem. Thank you for any information you have regarding this problem.
                              Asked on 10/1/2014 by Tanner from B'ham., AL

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Hi Tanner, the throttle position sensor could possibly the problem. However, I would suggest that you 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 10/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Car starts up idles a little rough but when you put it in gear the engine shakes rough idle and wants to stall. Is there a way to check this part
                              Asked on 8/27/2013 by Bill from College Station, Texas

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Throttle Position Sensor - part# EC3264, there are a few signs that could be a signal that the throttle position sensor is failing. The first and foremost is a possibility that your check engine light could come on; this is a light on the dash that sometimes appears as a little engine or sometimes it simply says check engine. Next is that the car idles rough, this is when the vehicle is in a stationary position and you get a rough feeling from the engine almost as if the vehicle wants to stall out. Finally you may find that the vehicle hesitates on acceleration. To make a proper diagnosis we first need to get our tools in order. The main and only item in the tool list would be an ohm volt meter. Once you have identified the TPS sensor, turn on the ignition, do not start the car, make sure the volt meter is on twelve volts DC. Locate the connector that goes from the ECM (engine control module) to the TPS. Once you find this disconnect it completely from the throttle position sensor. There are three prongs; the center prong is usually the negative connector. Once this is done, take the volt meter and connect the negative side (usually the black wire) to the ground terminal on the battery. When this is done take the positive lead, (usually the red wire) and attach it to one of the other prongs. The volt meter should read five volts, if you are on the reference wire for the TPS. If it reads anything below five volts then you are on the signal wire and need to go to the other prong in the connector. If it reads nothing on the volt meter then you are on the negative connector. Once you locate the reference wire, and it reads five volts then you know that you are getting proper reference voltage to the TPS. Therefore you have just eliminated a faulty power feed to ECM. The next step is to put connector back on the Throttle Position Sensor. Take the positive lead for the volt meter and put it to the signal wire in the back of the connector, this is known as back probing. Take the negative lead from the volt meter and put it to the center wire which is negative on the connector, take the butterfly shaft and turn it gradually and as you turn it you should get a gradual count upwards to five volts. If the volts fluctuate backwards or forwards then you know you have a faulty throttle position sensor. 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 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 8/27/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have to open my throttle a little to make my Van crank. Will a TPS fix this problem?
                              Asked on 2/6/2011 by Bob from Hoover,al

                              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 2/7/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                            • Q:

                              would the failure of this part cause extremely rough idle, erratic run, hesitation of excelleration and stalling?
                              Asked on 9/13/2010 by Anonymous

                              2 answers

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                                A:

                                It is possible.

                                Answered on 9/13/2010 by Mike from AAP
                              • A:

                                yes it does

                                Answered on 5/6/2012 by lawano from abuja nigeria
                            • Q:

                              would this cause a hesitation on acceleration..thank you
                              Asked on 4/26/2010 by HuffmanFamilyof4 from Grand Haven, MI

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Yes a throttle position sensor could cause a hesitation on acceleration.

                                Answered on 4/26/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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