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Old 11 Sep 2003, 06:14 pm
April Y
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Default 94 Accord Throttle Position Sensor

At 114K mi. the dealer want a ple of cash to replace the entire TPS based on
the computer readout of 0 v. I suspect advantage being taken of a female.
Anyone else with a throttle position sensor problem? What happened? (The
check engine light, plud hesitation when accelerating led to the computer
check)


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Old 13 Sep 2003, 05:07 pm
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Default Re: 94 Accord Throttle Position Sensor

In article <Hl78b.260$Pd2.252453@news1.news.adelphia.net>, "April Y"
<BogeyMaker24@hotmail.com> wrote:

> At 114K mi. the dealer want a ple of cash to replace the entire TPS based on
> the computer readout of 0 v. I suspect advantage being taken of a female.
> Anyone else with a throttle position sensor problem? What happened? (The
> check engine light, plud hesitation when accelerating led to the computer
> check)


I don't think the dealer is taking advantage of you. If you have had
previous problems with this dealer--you might take it to a local mechanic
or other Honda Dealership and find out if they come to the same
conclusion. Even if they find the same problem, they may charge you less
to repair the problem. For example, a local mechanic might be able to get
the needed parts from a car just like you own at a local junkyard or have
the junkyard owner order it from another junk yard owner on the car
junkyard computer network. Many cars are damaged beyond repair in rear end
collisions and the engine section is left undamaged.
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Old 19 Sep 2003, 10:37 pm
'Curly Q. Links'
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Default Re: 94 Accord Throttle Position Sensor

April Y wrote:
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> At 114K mi. the dealer want a ple of cash to replace the entire TPS based on
> the computer readout of 0 v. I suspect advantage being taken of a female.
> Anyone else with a throttle position sensor problem? What happened? (The
> check engine light, plud hesitation when accelerating led to the computer
> check)

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April,

The TPS is basically a 'volume control', like on a radio, but it tells
the vehicle's computer the exact position of the throttle, in the form
of a variable resistance. If mileage is high, and especially if the
vehicle is from the prairies and has cruise control, a 'spot' will get
worn out on the surface of this variable resistor. If the car has a
tach, you can replicate the sputtering /jerking in first gear, if you
like. You just run the engine at the same rpm as you would on the
highway. Your description is lacking, but if the rpm test proves that
there is a 'flat spot' in the TPS, a used intake manifold is one of the
cheapest ways to get it fixed.

I used to know a guy in Russia who could get such parts without buying
the whole manifold, but he's not 'around' any more...

P.S. An analog meter across the pins of the TPS will show the problem on
the resistance scale quite well also.

'Curly'

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Old 20 Sep 2003, 12:35 pm
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Default Re: 94 Accord Throttle Position Sensor

Thanks for the tips; family friend found one in a junkyard, in good shape;
total cost, installed ,$200; dealer offer $740 parts, $100+ labor = $840+.
Sheesh whatta rip-off.

"April Y" <BogeyMaker24@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> At 114K mi. the dealer want a ple of cash to replace the entire TPS based

on
> the computer readout of 0 v. I suspect advantage being taken of a female.
> Anyone else with a throttle position sensor problem? What happened? (The
> check engine light, plud hesitation when accelerating led to the computer
> check)
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