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Unread 08-15-2006, 11:26 PM   #1
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Error code help

So my jeep has been running a little rough lately and tonight the check enging light came on and I got code #24 -Throttle position sensor input above or below acceptable voltage. TPS signal does not correlate to MAP sensor.

Anyone know of some things I could check? I kind of want to try to fix it myself. It has been sputtering a lot lately and not idling right at all. Sometimes it will idle at high RPMs and sometimes it will stutter like it wants to die, but it never actually has.

Any suggestions??

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Unread 08-16-2006, 12:12 AM   #2
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buy a new throttle position sensor, i had to do this to mine along time ago, took about 5 minutes to install the new one

sometimes they get wet and screw up
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Unread 08-16-2006, 12:18 AM   #3
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can i get that at pep boys or something??
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Unread 08-16-2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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I called and I can have the part ordered and here on friday but how involved would a job like this be?? By looking at my FSM it lookes pretty simple, but you never know.
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Unread 08-16-2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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I called and I can have the part ordered and here on friday but how involved would a job like this be?? By looking at my FSM it lookes pretty simple, but you never know.

i can barely remember, i think the sensor is held in by 2 bolts and might be a little challenging to either get to the bolts or take it off

cant really remember but its not that bad!
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Unread 08-16-2006, 12:13 PM   #6
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that happened to mine just go up to auto zone and get a tps for about 70 dollars and its easy to install just kind of hard to find if you dont know where it is...
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Unread 08-16-2006, 09:18 PM   #7
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sweet. I got the part at pepboys for $45 plus tax. We'll see how hard i can make it.
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Unread 08-17-2006, 09:46 PM   #8
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wow i wish mine was 45 i think i got ripped off
oh well at least it works
yeah i made it pretty hard but it ended up not too bad when it was all done
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Unread 08-17-2006, 09:49 PM   #9
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I've seen prices for the TPS all over the map. I cant see how, but I wonder if there is any difference between various brands or if there are different types or something.
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Unfortunately you are one of those poor misguided folks that believes leaving the gear shift lever in one slot or another is an indication of control.

Come go for a ride and I'll be glad to demonstrate the difference between what you perceive incorrectly as "control" and what control actually is.

Pick a different reason because that one is both lame and stupid to perpetuate.
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Pardon me for damaging your precious reputation. It's not that I disagree, that would be a difference of opinion. This isn't subjective, it's objective, you are just wrong. If you make that statement, you are misguided. It is that simple.
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Unread 08-17-2006, 10:22 PM   #10
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I am picking up the part tomorrow and probably going to try and install it on saturday so I will post how it all goes. It is weird because it drives fine when i am moving but whenever i come to a stop it wants to die on me, but if i keep my foot barely on the gas and revving it is okay.

I hope replacing the sensor is the only thing.
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Unread 08-17-2006, 10:35 PM   #11
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tell us how it ends up! it should fix everything
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Unread 08-18-2006, 12:30 AM   #12
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Must be easy. Young guy was changing his in the Advance Parts parking lot when I drove in to dispose of some oil tonight.
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