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CARQUEST by BWD Throttle Position Sensor

Part No. EC3297P Warranty Details  

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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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Connector Gender:Female
Terminal Gender:Male

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BWDThrottle Position Sensor
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works

The part solved my problem of the warning code and hesitation with the gas. It was difficult to install in my 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee due to the location. But the part works just...Read complete review

The part solved my problem of the warning code and hesitation with the gas. It was difficult to install in my 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee due to the location. But the part works just fine.

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Didn't Work

Defective right out of the box.

Defective right out of the box.

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(7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TPS Review

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from Marion, Indiana

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Level 3

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Simple

Cons

  • None None None

Best Uses

  • All Fuel Injected Autos

Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

This throttle position sensor was very simple to install. Simply remove a couple small bolts and attach the new one with a couple small bolts. It is great when you can actually consider a car part as "Plug & Play"!!!!

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(9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Replacement Part

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from Orlando

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Level 2

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        Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

        Great replacement part

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        (11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        defective out of the box voltage wrong

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              Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

              this is the second bwd product I have had defective right out of the box hopefully advanced will refund the money on this one as they have done with the first one. will never buy bwd again.

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              (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Working great!

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              from Dallas, GA

              About Me Casual Driver

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Exact Fit2002 Jeep Lib
              • Fast Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                  Works Great! 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport was idling way too high. This part fixed the high idling issue for me.

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                  (11 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Throttle Position Sensor

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                  from Forest City, North Carolina

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                        Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                        Price and service at Advance Auto is always good. Vehicle had a high idle(2000 rpm) when cold, then would idle down in about 25 seconds. Replaced the throttle position sensor, and works perfect now. Cold idle is 1000 rpm, then immediately starts to drop to about 475 rpm. Excellent product with lifetime warranty.

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                        (10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Simple to install....

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                        from Mary Esther, Fl.

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                        Level 2

                        Pros

                        • Direct Fit
                        • Half the cost of OE part
                        • Improved gas mileage

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                            I purchased this TPS to clear a P-0122 intermittent fault coad on a 2003 Jeep liberty. Even though the venicle did not indicate a active fault code it was using a lot of fuel. Fuel milage is back to normal! I've used BWD parts in the past and they seem to function well and last. Also, I've always received great service and some good deals at Advance auto.P

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                            (10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Works Good

                            By 

                            from Nashville,TN

                            About Me Ase master mechanic

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                            Level 2

                            Pros

                            • Good replacement part

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                              Good direct replacement part

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                              (13 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              It works

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                              from Hampton Roads, VA

                              About Me Casual Driver, Not afraid to do own work

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                              Level 2

                              Pros

                              • Low cost
                              • Removed warning code

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                                  The part solved my problem of the warning code and hesitation with the gas. It was difficult to install in my 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee due to the location. But the part works just fine.

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                                  (12 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Worked great

                                  By 

                                  from Panama City, FL

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                                  Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                                  It was identical to the old tps and bolted right up with no problems.

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                                  (15 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Didn't Work

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Defective

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about BWD Throttle Position Sensor:

                                      Defective right out of the box.

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                                      • Q:

                                        Will a faulty throttle body sensor not make the check engine light come on? I believe my TBS might going but the check engine light is not on.
                                        Asked on 4/6/2015 by Mark from Danielson CT

                                        1 answer

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                                          A:

                                          Hi Mark! Without the presence of your vehicle I would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                                          Answered on 4/6/2015 by Solomon
                                      • Q:

                                        Could the TPS cause the Check engine light to come on?
                                        Asked on 9/23/2014 by Ashley from CO

                                        1 answer

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                                          A:

                                          Hi Ashley, glad to help you! Yes, it will cause the light to come on sometimes, but not always. Please reply back with the error code and symptoms on your vehicle with the details of your application (including the year, make and model) so I can assist you further.

                                          Answered on 9/25/2014 by Solomon
                                      • Q:

                                        It seems like my gas pedal dropped down but my cables are not loose. Could it be the TPS?
                                        Asked on 9/14/2013 by Robert

                                        1 answer

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                                          A:

                                          Unfortunately, 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. 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 9/15/2013 by Steve from AAP
                                      • Q:

                                        I have a P0122 code, and Im almost certain it is cause by the TPS. Do you know any way to test if my TPS isnt working well.
                                        Asked on 1/29/2013 by snoopy from vero beach

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                                          A:

                                          29. With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Throttle Position Sensor -part# EC3297, a faulty TPS may be the cause of many drive-ability problems. Unexpected stalling, rough idle, hesitation upon accelerating, or unexplained acceleration while cruising at a steady speed are all symptoms of a defective TPS. Disconnect the TPS connector. There are three wires going to the sensor body, the negative ground, the +12 Volt input, and the variable output to the onboard computer. Insert the alligator clip test leads into the appropriate jacks on your DMM and set the "Range Switch" to the 20,000-Ohm or the 20K Ohm scale. Connect one of the test leads to the center connector, the computer output connector, and the other lead to either the +12 volt or the -- Ground connector on the TPS connector. The polarity of the test probes doesn't matter when making this test. Slowly, move the throttle through its full range of movement from its "closed" position to its "full open" position, while observing the digital readout on the DMM. It should increase or decrease steadily and evenly as the throttle linkage is moved through its full range. Any sudden drops or increases in the reading indicates a bad TPS which needs to be replaced. A drop to infinite resistance at any point indicates a break in the TPS's resistance element and also indicates a bad TPS. For any further assistance, please 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 1/29/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                                      • Q:

                                        if the throttle position sensor is bad, would it cause the jeep to show some hesitation when excelerating?
                                        Asked on 12/12/2011 by Anonymous

                                        1 answer

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                                          A:

                                          Yes, if the throttle position sensor is bad it would cause your jeep to show some hesitation when accelerating.

                                          Answered on 12/12/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                                      • Q:

                                        Will this cause the speedometer to jump back on a 2003 jeep grand cherokee 6 cyl?
                                        Asked on 9/17/2011 by Anonymous

                                        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 9/17/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                                      • Q:

                                        can a bad sensor cause a stumble under slightly more throttle pressure?
                                        Asked on 8/15/2011 by Anonymous from ashland,oh

                                        1 answer

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                                          A:

                                          Yes, a bad throttle position sensor will cause the vehicle to hesitate or stumble during acceleration.

                                          Answered on 8/16/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
                                      • Q:

                                        Would a faulty TPS cause my transmission to slip? It only does it occasionally and the fluid level is correct and the fluid looks/smells ok.
                                        Asked on 7/7/2011 by Johnstown John from Johnstown, PA

                                        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 7/8/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                                      • Q:

                                        whats the warranty on the throttle position sensor
                                        Asked on 2/21/2011 by Bill from cape coral florida

                                        1 answer

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                                          A:

                                          This comes with a limited lifetime replacement.

                                          Answered on 2/22/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                                      • Q:

                                        where is it located
                                        Asked on 12/19/2010 by Anonymous

                                        1 answer

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                                          A:

                                          On the throttle body assembly.

                                          Answered on 12/20/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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