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Old 10-01-2007, 05:04 PM   #8
RBV Technical Advisor
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California central coast
Posts: 4,638
Vehicle Year: 1991
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Explorer
Rep Power: 33
MAKG will become famous soon enough

IF you had your "common" connected to anything not on the TPS (engine block ground, negative battery terminal, whatever), then that TPS is ungrounded internally. I don't care if it's new; those are not correct readings. Especially if the throttle is closed.

Though to be honest, I'm really scratching my head as to how the signal can be higher than power.

1990 VW Jetta GL, 1.8L 8V gasoline engine, manual transmission, painted in oxidized red paint and ponderosa pine sap, unknown mileage.

1991 Exploder, 4.0L, M5OD-R1 manual transmission, electronic BW1354 transfer case, 3.54 gears, 31 inch tires, icky two-tone blue paint with little clear coat, 230K miles.

1972 Chevy C-10, 250 I-6, SM465 (2WD) four-on-the-floor, 3.73 gears in a GM 12-bolt, puke green with a white cab. The "4 wheeled trash can," with x70K miles. x is probably 2.
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