Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Throttle Position Sensor

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Operation



The Throttle Position Sensors (TPS) are used to determine the throttle plate angle. The TPS provide the powertrain control module (PCM) with a signal voltage proportional to throttle plate movement. Both TPS signal voltages are low at closed throttle and increase as the throttle opens.

Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the air cleaner intake duct.
  2.  
  3. Remove the heater outlet pipe.
  4.  
  5. Cover the throttle body opening with a shop towel and use the shop air to remove any dirt at the base of the throttle body.
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  7. Disconnect the TAC module electrical connector by pulling up on the connector lock to release the connector from the TAC module
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  9. Remove the throttle body bolts.
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  11. Remove the throttle body from the intake manifold.
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  13. Block the intake manifold opening with a clean shop towel to prevent dirt from entering.
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  15. Remove the throttle body studs ONLY If replacement of stud is necessary.
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To install:

  1. Install the throttle body studs if previously removed and tighten to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the throttle body to the intake manifold.
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  5. Install the throttle body bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Connect the TAC module electrical connector to the TAC module then press down the connector lock in order to secure the TAC module electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Install the heater outlet pipe.
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  11. Install the air cleaner intake duct.
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