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hpr2199 :: Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

Sound-seeing episode, listen as I Replace the throttle position sensor on my truck

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Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2017-01-05 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: DIY, cars, car repair, automotive.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (3)

When the "check engine" light came on in my truck again, it turned out to be the throttle position sensor just like when I very first bought the truck about a year-and-a-half ago. That time, I was able to fix it by spraying contact cleaner on it, but this time that didn't work. I ordered a new part. In this episode I talk while I replace the part and I also talk about the nifty diagnostic tool that I used to get the trouble code and how it sends the information to your smartphone.

Throttle Position Sensor Pics

What you can gather with the torque diagnostic tool for Android:

  • View live OBD engine data on your Android phone - Connect to your vehicle ECU
  • Fully customisable dashboard screens - Design your own layouts and custom dials, use your own themes
  • Retrieve Fault Codes (DTCs) and clear Check Engine lights - View fault descriptions using the built-in databases
  • Upload live OBD2 data to your webserver or the torque web viewer in realtime
  • Check the performance of your vehicle with BHP / Torque / 0-60 & Quarter Mile widgets



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Comment #1 posted on 2017-01-06T00:06:25Z by NYbill

When is the new truck?

Eventually, Jon, will do an episode where he replaces the very last piece of the old truck. :P

Comment #2 posted on 2017-01-06T11:26:38Z by Ken Fallon


This truck is worth it's weight in shows.

Comment #3 posted on 2017-01-06T18:27:50Z by Jonathan Kulp

Just getting started

Don't worry y'all, I expect this truck will give me episode topics regularly for a good while. I'm gonna guess starter motor or ignition coil within the next year. Spark plugs, at least...

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