HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 Discussion, Question Regarding '85 Eldo TPS Fix??? in Cadillac Engine Discussion; I have an '85 Eldo with only 24k miles. Nice car and one of the only HT4100's I have ever ...
- 06-17-08 03:02 AM #1Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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Question Regarding '85 Eldo TPS Fix???
I have an '85 Eldo with only 24k miles. Nice car and one of the only HT4100's I have ever driven with a correctly working throttle and idle. Smooth and progressive with no delay. Unitl now. The car is acting like all other HT's. I presume it is the nototious TPS sensor since the idle is still good. No codes, but then again other HT's that had terrible throttle response never threw a code either.
Where is the TPS sensor?
Can you fix it, clean it?
Should I just replace it?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
- 06-17-08 11:51 AM #2
Re: Question Regarding '85 Eldo TPS Fix???
The TPS is an electrical sensor(potentiometer) that measures the throttle-valve angle. It can be out of adjustment, Open, or Shorted. When Open or shorted it should set an E code(E22/E21). Before laying the blame on this piece verify there are no vacuum leaks at the throttle body/intake manifold/vacuum fittings/tees or hoses. Your description would lead me to first check the vacuum system.