Inspect Throttle Position Sensor

Disconnect the throttle cable from the linkage.

(b) Disconnect the sensor connector.

(c) Insert feeler gauge between the throttle stop screw and stop lever.

(d) Using an ohmmeter, measure the resistance between each terminal.

Clearance between lever and stop screw

Between terminals


0 mm (0 in.)

VTA - E2

0.2 - 5.7 kQ

0.50 mm (0.020 in.)

IDL - E2

2.3 kß or less

0.70 mm (0.028 in.)

IDL - E2


Throttle valve fully opened

VTA - E2

2.0 - 10.2 kQ


VC - E2

2.5 - 5.9 kQ

(e) Reconnect the sensor connector.

Reconnect the throttle cable.

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