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CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor

Part No. EC3208 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 are made by implementing a proprietary sliding contact technology, based on multiple precious metal contacts riding on polymer thick film resisters to offer a longer working life than competitor sensors on the market today.
  • Each of our sensors is provided with integral rotor bearings and return springs which allow for easy installation when compared to the springless designs currently available in the aftermarket, which rely on worn throttle body bearings and return springs
  • Engine management systems require reliable connections in order for sensors to reach the optimum performance level. We manufacture our sensors to ensure that both external and internal connections remain reliable in order to maintain these requirements th
  • Each sensor that we offer endures rigorous end of line testing which involves many thousands of data points to validate output voltages and to ensure that each part meets linearity specifications that are expected by the engine management system in your v
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CARQUEST by BWDThrottle Position Sensor
 
3.9

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Versatile (7)
  • High-performance (6)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (22)
  • Large cars (8)
  • Small cars (6)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (8), Truck enthusiast (7), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (13), Casual driver (12), Mechanic (10), Truck enthusiast (10), Competitive driver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far so good

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...Read complete review

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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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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5.0

Perfect replacement

By 

from FL

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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Level 3

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

    The sensor quality looks and feels even better than the original part. I replaced this sensor along with the idle air control valve and it solved the problem of erratic engine idling (surging) and cutting off every now and then.

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not worth time or money

    By 

    from Herndon, VA

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

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

    After initial sensor installed it worked for about a month. Went to the store and they replaced it under warranty, this one worked for a week. Went again in store and got one more under warranty what was really nice and I was advised that if this one goes bad to go to the shop. But unfortunately this one worked for 2 days and I went to shop, they installed certified sensor and no issues anymore.
    From now on all sensor and electronic parts just from dealer original parts.

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    • No

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    1.0

    Junk

    By 

    from Michigan

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Not Well Built

    Best Uses

    • The Garage

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

    Didn't even have 6 months and the spring wore out causing a high idle and rough shifting then brought it back to get my warranty after it threw a few codes and they argued with me at the store that it wasn't my problem long story short got the new one truck runs fine now but for what another 6 months before this spring wears out

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    • No

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    1.0

    Was Defective rRght out of the Box

    By 

    from Hiram, GA

    About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

    3 or more reviews submitted

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

    Installed this item and starting became difficult and my check engine light stayed on. A diagnostic check said throttle position failure.

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    • No

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    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exact Fit Module

    By 

    from Clarkston Michigan

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

      Excellent replacement TPS unit. Includes a lifetime warranty.

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      • No

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works Great

      By 

      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 CARQUEST by 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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        (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far so good

        By 

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me DIY'er

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
          • Trucks

          Comments about CARQUEST by 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          TPS 4.7v8

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, pa

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesnt last

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars

            Comments about CARQUEST by 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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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWsum Product

            By 

            from Tucson, Az

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

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            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 CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

            N/A

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            • No

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            (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 Still surges.

            By 

            from Leesburg, FL

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            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 CARQUEST by 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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            • Q:

              Does this come with the gasket, o ring, and new mounting screws?
              Asked on 1/15/2016 by Joe from Clarksburg, WV

              1 answer

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                A:

                Hello Joe. I will be happy to help with your question. In the packaging it will come with new gaskets, O-rings, and screw.

                Answered on 1/16/2016 by Panda from AAP
            • Q:

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

              1 answer

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                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

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                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

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                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
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