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TPS sensor go bad or what?

Old 10-21-2010, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by deviousgt View Post
TPS? how often should the battery be changed?
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor

Battery = when it fails to hold a charge and/or cannot supply sufficient current to start the engine. This is generally because of a phenomenon called sulfation in which sulphur in the electrolyte drops out of solution and coats the lead plates--effectively building up an insulation barrier that reduces electron flow.

It is caused by:
  • Not maintaining a proper charge (not charging sufficiently often, as in cars that are not driven regularly);
  • Deep-discharging a starting duty battery, or not deep-discharging a deep-cycle battery;
  • Not maintaining electrolyte level;
  • Incorrect charging (failed generator/voltage regulator, cheap "trickle" chargers, or higher amperage non-regulated chargers);
and a bunch of other reasons--Google it...
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:49 PM
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update incase this helps anyone out:

it was the fuel pump. which slightly baffles me because fuel pumps are usually yay or nay, not "kind of working".
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:26 AM
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update incase this helps anyone out:

it was the fuel pump. which slightly baffles me because fuel pumps are usually yay or nay, not "kind of working".
Interesting outcome, the fuel pump probably would of been the last thing i metered with those symptoms. Well glad its fixed.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by MU71L4710N View Post
update incase this helps anyone out:

it was the fuel pump. which slightly baffles me because fuel pumps are usually yay or nay, not "kind of working".
Good to hear it fixed up.

As fuel pumps age their output drops off however usually it's a gradual thing, not a brickwall that pops up all of a sudden--good info to file away for future reference...
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