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Old 03-11-2008, 03:24 AM   #1
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Question Engine Hesitation, Stalling


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So a new gremlin has crept into my engine bay: This weekend, it happened to me twice...the engine will drop down to about 1000 RPMs and will bounce around from 0 to ~1000 RPMs and then die. Increasing the throttle has no effect, it just sits there, surging and eventually dying. If I leave the engine off for about 15 minutes, the truck will start up normally, and will act normally for about 100 miles. Computer gives me fault code 18, and I suspect it is the throttle position sensor...before I go out a buy a new one, do you folks think the symptoms agree on a throttle position sensor...?

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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I would clean the TPS before I bought a new one... save the money.
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Yes, I have already used electrical cleaner on the contact and and the TPS body. No luck though.
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