car repairs


Question by  dsciborski (29)

How do I repair the throttle body positioning sensor?

I have a Ford Explorer.


Answer by  6ixk (1156)

Adjust the slack on the cable, it should be a brass colored piece, move it down a tad bit and clamp it back on. Your good to go.


Answer by  Samhane (703)

There is no way to repair the throttle body positioning sensor. It has to be replaced if you find out that it is bad. Simply remove and replace.


Answer by  worker8388 (994)

Remove the air cleaner first. Using the 1/4 inch drive remove the throttle position sensor. New throttle position should be installed. Screw the new bolts and tighten them.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

It will really depend on what is damage as to whether it can be repair. They can be complicated pieces of equipment that take special skills to fix.


Answer by  Doug77 (1433)

Some throttle body sensors can be cleaned/repaired with carb or brake cleaners if they are "sticky". Most repairs require a new throttle body sensor replacement since they are sealed from the factory and cannot be repaired.


Answer by  MechanicGuy (137)

In general a repair like this isn't easy for someone considers themselves a "novice". If you consider yourself this, you should consult your user manual or call your local mechanic.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

The best thing to do if your engine light is on and it is the sensor on the throttle body is to clean the sensor and try driving again.


Answer by  laura27 (1216)

First remove air cleaner. use a 1/4 inch drive to remove the throttle position sensor. Put new throttle position in. Make sure you screw in the bolts and tighten them. The sensor is located near the fuel pump. If you're a novice use your user manual or consult local mechanic.


Answer by  jaisonxphotmailcom (3)

Disconnect the cable. Separate the air inlet. Take the throttle linkage shield. Pull the accelerator&speed cables. Take the throttle body. Separate the gasket. Set a new gasket with the throttle body. Position the mounting nuts. Connect the TPS and IAC valve wiring connectors. Reconnect the speed control&the accelerator cables. Replace the throttle linkage shield. Replace the air inlet tube. Tighten the clamps.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

To repair your throttle positioning senor your will first have to get under the hood. Once you are under the hood you can locate then sensor near the fuel pump.

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