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CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor

Part No. EC3167 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
Terminal Gender:Male

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CARQUEST by BWDThrottle Position Sensor
 
3.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (7), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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

 

Poor quality product

I purchased the tps due to poor performance from the factory unit in a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0. The tps sensor was easy to install but immediately threw a diagnostic code of P0123...Read complete review

I purchased the tps due to poor performance from the factory unit in a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0. The tps sensor was easy to install but immediately threw a diagnostic code of P0123 saying there was to much voltage at the sensor. Several attempts were made to reset the code using a Snap On scan tool with no luck. A second tps was acquired with the same results. Tried to drive the Jeep with horrible performance, high revving, lack of power and stalling. Purchased another tps from another source and immediately after installing it the check engine light went out. The Jeep is running properly with no check engine light. I would not recommend this product for use unless you enjoy replacing it several times to get it to work properly.

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1.0

Poor quality product

By 

from Middletown, Pennsylvania

About Me Mechanic

Pros

    Cons

    • Improper Performance
    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

      I purchased the tps due to poor performance from the factory unit in a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0. The tps sensor was easy to install but immediately threw a diagnostic code of P0123 saying there was to much voltage at the sensor. Several attempts were made to reset the code using a Snap On scan tool with no luck. A second tps was acquired with the same results. Tried to drive the Jeep with horrible performance, high revving, lack of power and stalling. Purchased another tps from another source and immediately after installing it the check engine light went out. The Jeep is running properly with no check engine light. I would not recommend this product for use unless you enjoy replacing it several times to get it to work properly.

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      1.0

      Don't get it wet!!

      By 

      from Valdosta, Ga

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Waterproof
        • Shorts Out Too Easily

        Best Uses

        • Playing Catch With My Dog

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        I purchased a BWD tps for my 96 XJ 4.0, and much to my anticipation it fixed the intermittent throttle issue I was having. Vehicle would "buck" when only part throttle was applied. After replacing the sensor, I decided to take my XJ off road..bad idea. The sensor got wet, I heard an audible "tick" and the throttle started free revving to about 3500 rpms. Not so good for an auto matic. I limped the vehicle home and went and bought and OEM one from the local Jeep dealership as local advance would not honor my return as it was previously installed.

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quick fix

        By 

        from Rochester,NY

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            Quick and easy to change out. Un clip the old one, remove the 2 torx screws, and remove, New one went right in. Job done in 10 min.

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            2.0

            TPS Bad AGAIN!

            By 

            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 CARQUEST by 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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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              JUNK. Chased the problem for weeks.

              By 

              from Florida

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST by 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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                (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Works great for awhile

                By 

                from VA

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                Level 4

                Pros

                • Easy installation

                Cons

                • Failed

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CARQUEST by 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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                  (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  good product

                  By 

                  from monticello, fl

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CARQUEST by 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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                      (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect Replacement

                      By 

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

                      Level 3

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • 1998 Jeep Wrangler 40l

                        Comments about CARQUEST by 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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                        (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Easy direct replacement part

                        By 

                        from Colonie, NY

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                        Pros

                        • Direct replacement

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about CARQUEST by 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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                          (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Just as described

                          By 

                          from Orrington, ME

                          About Me Casual Driver

                          Verified Buyer
                          Helpful Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Trucks

                            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                            exactly as described and exact fit

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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

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                                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
                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                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
                            • 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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