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CARQUEST by 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.

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  • All products are tested and inspected in an ISO 9000-compliant environment
  • State-of-the-art designs that meet or exceed OE specifications
  • Top-of-the-line quality and performance
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues
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CARQUEST by BWDThrottle Position Sensor
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (9)
  • Trucks (7)
  • Large cars (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (9), Auto enthusiast (7), Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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5.0

Quality Part That Works

By 

from Daytona Beach,FL

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • It Works
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

      This TPS works just fine. Installed it in a 2000 Chevy Impala within 15 minutes. Car idles better and shifts better now!

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      • No

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      4.0

      fast easy fix

      By 

      from Denver, Colorado

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Acceleration
      • Gas Consomption
      • Miss Fier
      • Sensor
      • Speed
      • Throtel
      • Tps Sensor

      Cons

      • Fast Fix

      Best Uses

      • Throttel

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

      fast 10 min fix easy to get to.

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      • No

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      5.0

      I will always buy from Advance

      By 

      from port st lucie Florida

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        to fix my truck

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        • No

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        4.0

        1999 Silverado

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        By 

        from Sumter, SC

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        Seems to have fixed the intermittent overdrive problem I was having. Glad it wasn't the transmission 190,000 miles.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Didn't fix acceleration problem on 2004

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        I have an intermittent problem where the car will just loose power while accelerating. Doesn't really chug, just powerless until I let up and ease into the throttle and slowly get her up to speed. Very annoying when trying to pass or enter expressway. I never know when It's going to do it. I tried this part and it showed the problem right after replacing. Then it drove nearly two weeks without problem and I thought maybe it was cured. No luck. The sensor was fairly easy to change on the Rendezvous, requires L shaped T-20 wrench and strong fingers and patients.

        Wish more people would give more info in reviews like Make, Model and tools needed.

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        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy replacement and worked perfectly!

        By 

        from Blue Springs, MO

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            This was a direct replacement for my 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0. It was easy to instal and matched perfectly. I have heard horror stories about variances in these that necessitate the ECU having to be recalibrated but it worked perfectly out of the box.

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            • No

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            (12 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Worked

            By 

            from West Allis, WI

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            Don't know what else to say. Advance Auto had the part I needed in stock and the part worked. Have used it for a couple of weeks so far so good.

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            (11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exact fit

            By 

            from BRICK,NJ

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            GMC 4.8L HAD ROUGH IDLE AT DIFFERNENT OPERATIING TEMPERATURES AND UNDER DIFEERENT DRIVING CONDITIONS. PURCHASED ALL GASKETS TO REPLACE NOTORIOUS INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKETS. READ A THREAD ABOUT THE TPS CAUSING LEAN CONDITIONS AND ROUGH IDLE. SURE ENOUGH ONCE I REPLACED TPS THE TRUCK NOW IDLES PERFECT AND ENGINE RUNS LIKE NEW. WILL REPLACE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET AT A LATER DATE IF NEEDED (HOPEFULLY NEVER)

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            (10 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            exactly what I ordered.

            By 

            from polkville n.c

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • It fits

            Cons

            • Pain To Get To

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about CARQUEST by 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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            (8 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            TPS.... easy cheesy

            By 

            from Johnson City, TN

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

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

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            • Q:

              Will this work on 2.2L flex fuel, vin 5 2000 s10?
              Asked on 12/6/2015 by rafael

              1 answer

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                A:

                Hi Rafael, I'm glad to assist you. This CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor (Part No. EC3048P) is an exact fit for your 2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L flex fuel, vin 5.

                Answered on 12/7/2015 by Solomon from AAP
            • Q:

              Where is this located on a 99 Chevy Malibu LS 3.1 (vin M)?
              Asked on 6/29/2015 by Cindy from Columbus, OH

              1 answer

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                A:

                Hi Cindy, I'm happy to help you! The throttle position sensor is located on the throttle body housing opposite of the throttle linkage in most of the models of Chevy Malibu. I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual specifically for your vehicle, not only will it show the location, but you'll find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle.

                Answered on 6/30/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              where is this located on a 2003 chevy silverado? my truck idles down and dies will this cause that? And what does the Idle Control valve do?
              Asked on 3/26/2015 by joe from calhoun

              1 answer

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                A:

                I'm happy to help, Joe! The throttle position sensor on your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 4.3L V6 is located on the throttle body. The throttle body is on the top of the engine with the air intake tube connected to it. It will have the throttle cable connected to it as well.

                A faulty throttle position sensor will typically illuminate the 'Service Engine Soon' or 'Check Engine' light. It could also cause bucking, jerking or hesitation when accelerating, surging at idle, sudden stalling of the engine or a sudden surge of speed when driving on the highway.

                The idle air control valve is an electrically operated valve that controls the amount of air that bypasses the throttle plate in cars with a fuel injection system. A faulty idle air control valve may also cause the engine to stall, the engine to shut off when the A/C is turned on, excessive racing noise from the engine and/or the check engine light to illuminate.

                A repair manual for your truck may provide diagnostic procedures for these parts. If you need additional diagnostic assistance, I suggest consulting a certified mechanic.

                Answered on 3/27/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
            • Q:

              Where would it be on a 2007 chevy cobalt
              Asked on 12/31/2014 by jimmy from suwanee ga

              1 answer

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                A:

                Hi Jimmy, I'm glad to help you! The sensor is on the throttle body located on your 2007 Chevy Cobalt is held to the intake manifold by four bolts. Locate the four bolts for the engine splash shield on the passenger side of the engine, one bolt points toward the ground and the other three toward the passenger wheel.

                Answered on 1/2/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              ON THE 1999 GMC SAFARI WHERE IS THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR AT ON THE ENGINE.
              Asked on 6/25/2014 by CITYWORKER from PORTSMOUTH VA

              1 answer

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                A:

                Hi Cityworker, I'm glad to be of assistance! The throttle position sensor is located just opposite the throttle lever, on the opposite side of the throttle body.

                Answered on 6/27/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
            • Q:

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

              1 answer

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                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

              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
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