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Old 06-03-2010, 02:28 PM
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Mine has 143,000 miles on it and its fine. You actually don't get much adjustment out of it, but, I'm guessing every little bit counts.

But, if you're not able to get it above .5 volts, then, you probably need a new one.

When I did the throttle body mod I just used all the sensors on it, and I couldn't get above .60 and it didn't seem to run as strong, so, I put my original one back on and it was closer to .72.
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I just tried this and Im kinda stuck.... I loosened both bolts and Im not understanding how to turn the tps... it seems that the bolts keep it in place, and it doesnt "swivel"... Can some one tell me what I am doing wrong here?? Thanks!!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:00 AM
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I just tried this and Im kinda stuck.... I loosened both bolts and Im not understanding how to turn the tps... it seems that the bolts keep it in place, and it doesnt "swivel"... Can some one tell me what I am doing wrong here?? Thanks!!!
yeah, theres just enough play in there to give you a little adjustment.

Basically, the factory tried to make them so they were just a bolt on deal, but, as they age, every little bit counts.

With mine, I can get nearly .10 of a change in voltage just by moving it a little each way, just try and get it to the number closest to 1.00 volt and tighten her down.

I considered trying to knock the metal keepers out, but, I'll try it before I recommend anyone doing it.
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can you go too far? if I am at 1.16, is that bad?? I started the truck at the 1.16-1.18 range and it idled high (IMO)... idling over 1k... Think the high idle will calm down or is this too much?

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can you go too far? if I am at 1.16, is that bad?? I started the truck at the 1.16-1.18 range and it idled high (IMO)... idling over 1k... Think the high idle will calm down or is this too much?
you want lower, closer to 1 volt then. Also, youre not adjusting it with the truck running, are you?

But, the idle will hunt at first, then recover. But, as I said, 1.16 is a little high.
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I got the 1.16 because I decided to change it up a little... I had very very little play ( actually none ) to adjust with just the screws... after taking it off, I decided to try to add a small spacer inside the tps which does the same thing as turning it... my spacer might have been too thick so I will find something thinner... I did all of the adjusting with the truck off... I only let it idle for about 30 seconds at the 1.16 reading so maybe it would calm down after I drove it.....
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Is this possible on the 2002? I've tried the procedure...but I don't get any voltage readings. The back of the plug?
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Is this possible on the 2002? I've tried the procedure...but I don't get any voltage readings. The back of the plug?
yeah, you need to "back probe" the plug, meaning, stick a volt reader's prongs in the back of the plug where the wires go in.

Also, your key has to be in the ON position with the engine warm.
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and...nice ram lukc. Love that color.
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