The accelerator pedal position sensor is located inside of the accelerator pedal. In some cases, it is possible to replace just the sensor – but on other car models, you have to replace the whole accelerator pedal. Removing the accelerator pedal can sometimes be challenging, but it is pretty straightforward on most car models.

Is throttle position sensor same as accelerator pedal position sensor?

The accelerator pedal's electronic throttle is an integral part of the engine electronic control system, and is referred to as a throttle position sensor (TPS).

How much does it cost to replace a accelerator pedal position sensor?

The entire replacement process will cost you between $130 and $200. Labor costs don't have much of a range- somewhere between $70 and $90. But the parts may cost you as little as $50 or as much as $120+. The cost of the sensor itself depends on which model of car you have.

How do you change a pedal position sensor?

  • Disconnect the Battery.
  • Unplug Old Sensor.
  • Remove Mounting Screws.
  • Remove Old Sensor.
  • Mount and Screw In New Sensor.
  • Re-Plug Wiring Harness.
  • Reconnect Battery Cables.
  • Q: I Don't Have Time to Replace My Throttle Position Sensor, Can't I Just Ignore It?
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    How do you adjust throttle position sensor?

    Loosen the throttle position sensor retaining screw with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Adjust the TPS by moving it back and forth until the voltage is between 4.0 and 5.5 volts. Hold the TPS in place and tighten the retaining screw with the Phillips-head screwdriver.

    Why is my car dragging when I accelerate?

    Dirty fuel injectors: Your car's fuel injectors are designed to keep a steady stream of fuel flowing into your engine. When they get dirty over time, they won't be able to deliver the fuel your engine needs quickly enough, and your car will misfire and jerk when you try to accelerate.

    Can a dirty air filter cause throttle body problems?

    Airflow Disruptions

    Build ups of dirt and grime can cause airflow and pressure problems in the throttle body or the issue could be an incorrectly adjusted throttle stop, which is also part of the air intake system.

    Can you clean the throttle body without removing it?

    You don't need to remove a throttle body to clean it. If you have a DBW throttle body, DO NOT MOVE THE THROTTLE PLATE MANUALLY TO CLEAN IT, especially with the key in the ON position. Have them depress the gas pedal all the way to open the throttle plate so you can gain access to do your cleaning.

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