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Unread 02-13-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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Bad TPS, can that cause backfiring?

Upon suggestion, I replaced my CPS, it didn't resolve the issue. Next stab would be at the TPS. Here are the symptoms:
Started idleing a little off, just a little rough, next time I tried to start it, it was real bad, requiring %50 throttle to stay running, sounded like it was missing on at least 2 holes.
Checked spark, ok. Pulled all the plugs, checked wires/cap/rotor, everything ok.
Getting plenty of fuel however I haven't hooked up a pressure gauge to the line, but the pump works fine and plenty gas comes out of the valve.
Now when I try to start it I have to put the gas pedal to the floor to get it to fire, and keep it at about %50 to stay running. Most times at start up it will just backfire.
I replaced the Crank Pos. Sensor, there was no change.

I'm not sure if its the tps, has anybody out there experienced a backfire situation with a bad TPS at start up? Any suggestions on my next course of action?

BTW, no codes, hooked it up to a OBD II scanner/ monitor and nothing came up or looked out of the ordinary. I have never wanted to see a check engine light so bad before!!!!!!!!

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Unread 02-13-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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i got a code when my TPS went bad. my only symptoms were stalling and sputtering when i depressed the clutch, and some poor acceleration charachteristics....i got no backfiring if that is any help to you...
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Unread 02-13-2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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i have the same problem with mine right now, i can drive it but it backfires and kicks alot, check engine light flashes on when it happens, RPM guages goes wack when it happens, you have the same problems?mine happens over bumps a lot as well
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Unread 02-13-2005, 10:47 PM   #4
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Check your exhaust manifolds for cracks. Mine finally cracked and it was showing the same symptoms.
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Unread 02-13-2005, 10:53 PM   #5
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i have the same problem with mine right now, i can drive it but it backfires and kicks alot, check engine light flashes on when it happens, RPM guages goes wack when it happens, you have the same problems?mine happens over bumps a lot as well
Have you checked the codes? Its real easy, theres a sticky at the top of the forum with instructions.. That should point you in the right direction.... I wish my damn light would come on
Make my damn life a lot easier and cheaper..
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Unread 02-13-2005, 10:55 PM   #6
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Check your exhaust manifolds for cracks. Mine finally cracked and it was showing the same symptoms.
Checked that already, good suggestion though. I checked all the o2 wires for damage also..
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Unread 02-13-2005, 11:28 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by under_psi
i got a code when my TPS went bad. my only symptoms were stalling and sputtering when i depressed the clutch, and some poor acceleration charachteristics....i got no backfiring if that is any help to you...
Exactly the same for me. Not one backfire. Doesn't sound like a TPS issue to me.
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Unread 02-14-2005, 12:14 AM   #8
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Yeah that sounds like the tps to me, I did the same damn thing
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Unread 02-14-2005, 12:27 AM   #9
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Come to think of it, if it were any of these electrical sensors, how would it not throw a code?
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Unread 02-14-2005, 12:40 AM   #10
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take off the tps and clean it. Clean the whole throttle body while you're at it. Make sure the IAC isn't sticking.
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i cleaned my throttle body and all, mine backfires, will stall, no codes arleady checked, light only comes on when it glitches. fuel guage will go to empty until it happens again
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