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post #1 of 9 Old 04-05-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle Position Sensor 2007 accord

Hey guys, just went to the dealer because I had a check engine light on.

They diagnosed it as the Throttle position sensor and quoted me $433 for the repair

I wanted some advice on where to obtain this part and how hard is this for me to install myself?

Thanks in advanced!

I have a 2007 honda accord 4cyl SE sedan. ~134k miles on it.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-05-2012, 08:19 PM
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The cost is high because the throttle position sensor isn't a separate item. They have to replace the entire throttle body to replace the sensor.

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What he said above.

You can try giving it a cleaning to remove the built up carbon and see if that helps. I attached the pages from the shop manual. Hope you can read it.
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Yeah, I've removed the carbon build up several times but the problem keeps coming back. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet on this one this time =(
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but a use TB on ebay. its like 50 bucks.

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Yeah, unfortunately, I don't know enough about the parts to see which is a right fit or not. I'll spare the hundred or two and go with the stealer this time =/ They'll warranty the work, so I guess its ok. Plan on keeping her till she dies.
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A new TB only cost $100 new.

I always order new bolts in case I round the heads or strip them. Cheap insurance

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Not sure if a reflash is necessary after changing the throttle body and tps
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It may be too late for the OP, but it is, in fact possible to replace the TPS. They are available on eBay for $20-$30. The TPS is attached to the throttle body with two threaded studs, which are essentially headless screws. To remove them, cut slots in the ends of the screws with a Dremel or a hacksaw blade so you can use a flat bladed screwdriver to unscrew them. Buy a couple of 5mm Allen head bolts, 16 mm long, and a couple of lock washers and flat washers to attach the new TPS. Before installing the new TPS, run the engine until it is at normal operating temp. Install the new TPS, but leave the bolts loose enough that the TPS can be turned. Plug in the electrical connector, then back-probe the middle wire on the connector with a paper clip or similar. Attach the red lead from a multimeter to the paper lip with an alligator clip. Ground the black multimeter lead to the battery ground. Set the multimeter to the 20v range and turn it on. Turn the ignition key to ACC, then read the voltage on the multimeter. Rotate the TPS until the voltage reads 0.5v, then tighten down the bolts. Turn the ignition key all the way off, put away your tools, go for a test drive, then crack a beer and enjoy the fact that you've just saved yourself from needlessly giving $400 to the stealership
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