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Old 09-23-2011, 01:26 PM
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Ok i just checked the cables and they are a little lose so how would i tighten them and get it back to normal?
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I just fixed the problem...my truck runs back to normal now! All it was was the throttle cable fell out of its guide thingy..i dunno what its called lol...
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glad you got it figured out
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GOOD nice to hear you got it back to normal.
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picked up an analog volt meter today from my stepdad..never used an analog one so hopefully later today i can figure this out lol
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I'm not gonna read all these pages on my cell, but I am for sure gonna try this, I bet you mine could use it. Thank you so much man.
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I might be totally wrong here but I know a little about electrical, sometimes just enough to get me into trouble, admittedly but I will reply and take a chance, so it is just my opinion, mixed with theory and at least little knowledge.

If the TPS is designed to work at a certain voltage range, let's say .07V-4V, in parallel with the rotation of the throttle, lets also say, from point A 'slightly above idle' to point B 'WOT' and the voltage was lower than what the TPS is designed for, again let's say .03V-3V wouldn't it be right to assume that the signals it would send, would therefore be in an incorrect state of balance and not give the correct reading to the ECU? It seems by what I have read that it would affect not only hp and torque but maybe even more importantly also shifting time and characteristics of both up and down shifting. The TPS signal is used for quite a few purposes and I believe it would definitely make for a weaker state of being for not necessarily so much the motor alone but more so how the motor and transmission are tuned to work together.

I believe that idle is adjusted by the IAC sending its own signal to the ECU, in relation to the throttle at idle set by the Idle stop screw. So when the baseline for the TPS is set too high while at idle, it advances throttle too far into a range that is typically the normal range of the TPS above IAC, then since it is at a higher rate than the IAC, IAC basically loses it's function. Would explain why some people post that when they set the TPS above 1.0V, it raises the idle.

It would be a perfect world if when part A gets old, worn or even broken, other parts B-Z pull together and make up for the fault. Realistically, unless they have an identical reserve part with no other job but to take over the purpose of part A, then Part A is still going to affect the rest of the product as a whole.

I don't believe that the ECU will return the TPS to the correct calibration but it may calibrate other parts so that the vehicle will function as well as it can with a TPS that is out of calibration but at the end of the day putting the TPS back into the range it was designed for will tune-in the machine. The difference between a finely tuned machine and one that is not.

How out of tune the out of range TPS makes the machine, is only part of our dilemma.

With so many people trying to adjust the TPS. When the majority, most likely would have never thought about their TPS until they read it on these forums. So many different reports being generated from so many testing it, so many that I don't believe fully understand the process. So many that I don't think tested the TPS and make sure it wasn't already in the correct range before attempt to reset it.

I don't think anyone really knows the correct range that the TPS is suppose to be set at, I think I did read one post where someone was reading out of a Chilton's though, so the range in that post may have been right on. But I think it is really just the baseline that can be set and the the range is ran from that point.

Plus I don't think the baseline is as high as was suggested or tested here and there many times over but that is just my own opinion. Since most can get right around .07 for a baseline but then most I have read, have to change the part some way or another to get a higher setting. This is a mod in the research and development stage, before someone finds an actual proof that it works the way that I think a lot of people are hoping it does and that I prefer to have the opinion that it does. I will get back to ya all with my findings after I check the TPS on the Emerald Green monster, lol...
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thats a great wright up i will be trying mine my next day off
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I decided to try this little mod again... After getting no where with adjusting the bolt holes, i decided to do somethin different... I used a small piece of hose clamp metal and put it inside the tps... This takes up space just like turning the tps would do... Achieved .93 and 4.1 easily after that... Hope this helps some one
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I decided to try this little mod again... After getting no where with adjusting the bolt holes, i decided to do somethin different... I used a small piece of hose clamp metal and put it inside the tps... This takes up space just like turning the tps would do... Achieved .93 and 4.1 easily after that... Hope this helps some one
An alternative to that would be using electrical tape and wrapping it tad.
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