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[expletive deleted] TPS

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by jimbow, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. jimbow

    jimbow New Member

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    Why did Ford mount this to the throttle body with phillips head screws?????

    Car threw a TPS code, no problem picked one up at the parts store.
    Only held on with 2 screws. Well the screws are phillips head and there isn't enough room to get anything in there but a stuby. One screw out, other screw won't come out and the head is starting to mess up.

    10 min job now turns into have to pull TB and remove the screw.
    Get a really good driver on it and the farkin head strips out.
    Try to drill and use easy out - no go
    break out the dremmel and cut the head off, vice grips on the screw and out it comes.

    Arrgghhh - now all the hardware stores are closed, put it back on with one screw and put the TB back on.

    Next day get two new hex head bolts, 5 min I have the darn thing back on in such a way I can replace it in a short amount of time.

    Darn SES light took three days to go off.
     
  2. Surgin

    Surgin Member

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    The manufacturer does not want you doing the work yourself. If you take it in, it would have cost you minimum 60 in labor for the hour it would have taken. Then you would find out about all the other stuff that is broken, discovered while fixing the TPS.......

    Justin
     
  3. SchwaebzGT

    SchwaebzGT What?

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    thye use thread locker on those screws, mine were a PITA when i changed my TB
     
  4. taylor0987

    taylor0987 New Member

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    kgmx856 Dirtbike Aficionado

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    Mine came out no problem.
     
  6. juan310

    juan310 New Member

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    you do know you can just attach one of those screwdriver bits to a ratchet? it will come out no problem
     
  7. Stangin&Bangin

    Stangin&Bangin Feels good man

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    mine was a big pita to get out too. had to bring it to auto zone to use an impact driver as stated above to get them out. if i would have known that the TB came with 2 screws i would have just bought a new tps.
     
  8. jimbow

    jimbow New Member

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    Screwdriver bit in ratchet had the same problem as the regular screwdriver.

    Didnt think of the impact driver - still would have needed to take the TB off to get it in there.

    Where do you find someone that charges only $60 an hour for labor? The dealer is $100 and most shops are $90 around here. I'll only take it there if it is something I can't figure out.
     
  9. KTBug

    KTBug - Kris -

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    I was thinking of taking my TPS out and cleaning it. Maybe I'm changing my mind now! :D
     
  10. greensteeda

    greensteeda Retired Speed Racer Mod. Suck It!

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    Some people have no problems and other (like myself) end up using a dremmel to get off the old one and pliers to get the screw off:disgust:
     
  11. taylor0987

    taylor0987 New Member

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    how does a throttle position sensor get dirty?

    it's no problem to get it off if you use the right tool. that tool is useful for other stuff too.
     
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    KTBug - Kris -

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    I just like to keep things clean so they don't get gummed up or give false readings. It's a good maintenance practice like cleaning the MAF. However, I'm not going so far as to clean the O2s! :D
     
  13. neatofrito1618

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    Pretty much.