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How do you reset the throttle position sensor on a Jeep Wrangler?

Step 1: Turn the Jeep to the “on” position but not the engine running position. Step 2: Wait for all of the dummy lights to turn off (check engine light will stay on). Step 3: Depress the accelerator REALLY slowly… Driving Miss Daisy with a touch of Cocoon slowly…all the way to the floor.

Where is the throttle position sensor on a Jeep Wrangler?

The TPS is held in place by two torx screws and is connected to the vehicles computer by a cream colored modular plug. It is located on the top of the engine next to the air intake.

Does a throttle position sensor need to be programmed?

Code errors can cause your throttle position sensor to work erratically or incorrectly. Otherwise, you’ll need professional software to reprogram your sensor. This job is best done by a professional mechanic. If your sensor just needs repairs, it could be the result of faulty or loose wiring.

What problems can a bad throttle position sensor cause?

What happens when the throttle position sensor goes bad? If your sensor goes bad, then the car’s computer will receive inaccurate readings about the position of the accelerator pedal. This can cause your car to be sluggish, start jerking, have trouble shifting gears, or even stall in some cases.

How long does it take to replace a TPS?

When a throttle position sensor goes bad, your vehicle may stall or run rough at idle, and may stumble upon acceleration. The replacement of the TPS is a straightforward procedure that should take an amateur mechanic less than an hour to complete.

How do I adjust the throttle position sensor?

While most throttle position sensors do not require adjustment, there are a few that do. Typically, adjustment involves connecting a voltmeter with back probe leads to the sensor signal wire and ground. Then, with the engine running, loosen the sensor screws. Rotate the sensor until the desired reading is achieved.

Is the throttle position sensor bad?

A bad throttle position sensor starts malfunctioning and relays wrong data to your car’s automated system. As a result, it usually leads to poor fuel efficiency. Knowing the signs of a bad throttle position sensor will help in quickly diagnosing the issue and making the required amendments in time.

What will a bad throttle position sensor do?

A bad throttle position sensor may cause the car to unexpectedly buck or jerk around. It may also cause random surging of the engine when the car is idling.

Where is the throttle position sensor located?

A throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the air intake of a engine. The sensor is usually located on the butterfly spindle/shaft so that it can directly monitor the position of the throttle.