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Old 05-20-2009, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi i wasn't sure how to put the throttle position sensor on the throttle body if you just put it right on or is there a special way to install it

the car is a 1998 ford taurus se DOHC

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There should be a slight pre-load on the sensor when it's installed. Determine which way the throttle opens (clockwise or counter-clockwise). There is a tab on the end of the throttle shaft that fits into the sensor. When you place the sensor on the throttle body in the correct position, the screw holes won't line up at first. You'll need to rotate the sensor opposite direction of the TB opening, but no more than 5 degrees. That is the pre-load.
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There should be a slight pre-load on the sensor when it's installed. Determine which way the throttle opens (clockwise or counter-clockwise). There is a tab on the end of the throttle shaft that fits into the sensor. When you place the sensor on the throttle body in the correct position, the screw holes won't line up at first. You'll need to rotate the sensor opposite direction of the TB opening, but no more than 5 degrees. That is the pre-load.[/b]
thanks would any other year would fit or it had to be the same exact year and model

like not a DOHC
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Best to use exact year and model, but other years may fit. There are two types of TPS, clockwise and counter-clockwise. They are not interchangeable. If you rotate the TPS the wrong way it will break. They are rather delicate parts. So if you rob a TPS from a salvage car, make sure it rotates the same direction as the car you are repairing.
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Best to use exact year and model, but other years may fit. There are two types of TPS, clockwise and counter-clockwise. They are not interchangeable. If you rotate the TPS the wrong way it will break. They are rather delicate parts. So if you rob a TPS from a salvage car, make sure it rotates the same direction as the car you are repairing.[/b]
thanks for the help didn't know that and wanted to make sure before i did anything
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How did you make out with your Throttle Position Sensor ???? I am actually doing one this weekend and have never done one. I have a 1998 Mercury Sable with the DOHC motor. Any suggestions you could give me would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks Eddy
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How did you make out with your Throttle Position Sensor ???? I am actually doing one this weekend and have never done one. I have a 1998 Mercury Sable with the DOHC motor. Any suggestions you could give me would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks Eddy[/b]

well did mine already and just be carefull beacuse i broke one and was not kool probably while your add it u might want to clean ur throttle if u have not done that you'll be suprise what u find inside the throttle body

thats just me thats all u can do and like the other replays i got just check its good advise
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How did you make out with your Throttle Position Sensor ???? I am actually doing one this weekend and have never done one. I have a 1998 Mercury Sable with the DOHC motor. Any suggestions you could give me would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks Eddy[/b]

well did mine already and just be carefull beacuse i broke one and was not kool probably while your add it u might want to clean ur throttle if u have not done that you'll be suprise what u find inside the throttle body

thats just me thats all u can do and like the other replays i got just check its good advise
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I replaced my tps and tha car is still having the same issues.... It idles high when it is first started then it idles normal for a while... Then all of a sudden it starts idling at about 30900.. Someone please help !!!!
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What is the voltage on the middle wire when the key is on and the engine off?
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TPS voltage should be set at about 0.98v with the throttle closed.

Make sure you check for vaccum leaks before replacing a bunch of parts that may not be bad.
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