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Old 10-01-2007, 05:04 PM   #8
MAKG
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Vehicle Year: 1991
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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.
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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.

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