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Old 12-29-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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My TPS is going out and I was just planning on doing it myself. Seems simple enough with just 2 bolts. I read on another site that you need a electric drill to get them out without stripping them. Is there any truth to this. Any other suggestions
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I did it with a screwdriver and without actually knowing what I was doing before I started, it's been about 4 months now and still going strong. Only thing you need to be gentle with is the actual rotating sensor part.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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So what I am reading a hand tool is safe. The drill is the danger when you start them.
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The screws are short and they don't need to be torqued down at all really, and there's only two of them. A drill would be very unnecessary.
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Perhaps an impact wrench? Or just hit the screwdriver with a 5 or 10 lb maul...

Seriously, a properly fitting screwdriver and a firm but light touch.
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