Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: How to replace Throttle Position Sensor! Help!

  1. #1
    DX User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Vehicle
    1988 Honda Accord LXi
    Location
    Upland, California
    Posts
    76

    Unhappy How to replace Throttle Position Sensor! Help!

    My engine check light came on and i ran the code from the computer and it came back as the Throttle position sensor. Car ran shitty with it messed up anyway and i tested the sensor myself and i have concluded that it is bad. I went to replace it and i realized a problem when i was at the junk yard. The a-holes at honda decided to rivit the damn thing to the throttle body. I need some advice as to how i should go about replacing it. I was thinking of using a rotozip or dremal and grinding off the heads of the rivits and then swapping the bad sensor for the good one and then drill holes and run screws in the rivit holes. Will this work?
    -1988 Honda Accord LXi-
    http://kirobei.tripod.com
    More Specs coming soon.
    "The Redline is Courage."



  2. #2
    SEi User damackz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Vehicle
    86 Accord Exi
    Location
    Vancity BC Canada
    Posts
    1,074
    dunno man u might just want to get a tb from the junkyard instead :pimp:
    86 Electron Blue Accord Exi
    3geez Member since October 31st 2001

  3. #3
    SEi User
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Vehicle
    burgundy 86 honda accord/ brown 89 chevy caprice wagon
    Posts
    1,593
    i would do what i did tap those f'ing rivet holes and use fine thread screws. now you can adjust yr tps. this is a fast easy way to richen/lean the engine a smidge for your i/h/e

  4. #4
    3Geez Veteran smufguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Vehicle
    10/Honda/Ridgeline
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    7,202
    someppl usually pull the whole dame front off the tb and get another one like that with the throttle spring/spiral linkage.


    damn..... this is liek 3 months olddddddddddddddddddddd.

  5. #5
    DX User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Vehicle
    1988 Honda Accord LXi
    Location
    Upland, California
    Posts
    76
    I found out that i just used a rotozip wizard and made screws out of the so called rivits and used a flat head screwdriver to just take them out. they were just screws without heads. Problem solved.
    -1988 Honda Accord LXi-
    http://kirobei.tripod.com
    More Specs coming soon.
    "The Redline is Courage."

  6. #6
    3Geez Veteran AccordEpicenter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Vehicle
    1988 Honda Accord LX-i Turbo 2004 Acura TL 6 speed/navigation
    Location
    Ridin Dirty in New York
    Posts
    7,365
    Maybe you could go to a yard and yank a similar throttle body and use the one from the yard instead, sure beats messin around with rivets and sensors, prolly save you alot of headaches, but youd need a new gaskey prolly. If you do that, be real careful, the 86/87 and the 88/89 throttle bodies are very different, as are the intakes

  7. #7
    LX User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Vehicle
    87 Lxi Hatch<-Blown Up!! 96 civic coupe
    Location
    Hot, Sweaty Florida
    Posts
    387
    ok, i did that removed those gay rivit things and repalced them with skrews!!! How do you adjust the A/F ratio???
    Cold Air intake, Apexi N1 turbomuffler w/2.25 piping, H22 injectors,gutted cat, Dc sport header, accel coil, MSD ignition, Dropzone coilovers

  8. #8
    SEi User
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Vehicle
    88 lxi coupe
    Location
    gainesville, fl
    Posts
    1,999
    Originally posted by Kevin
    How do you adjust the A/F ratio???
    With a variable resistor. But I'm not an electronic guy.

  9. #9
    Banned cruznz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Vehicle
    86 2.0Si JDM DOHC Accord
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    621
    hmmmm....tps is a variable resistor.....are you asking...how to set tps to specs?

  10. #10

    bobafett's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Vehicle
    Stock 86 Accord LXi Hatch
    Location
    Longview, WA
    Posts
    6,543
    uh oh, i have a b16 manifold that i need to get a throttle body onto.... if the 86/88 TB's are way different i can only imagine the difference between and a20 TB vs. a b16 TB... any pointers? could a stock b16 TB work, or would it be incompatible for any reason?

Similar Threads

  1. cylinder position sensor and TDC sensor
    By newaccorddriver in forum EFI Tech
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-21-2011, 11:02 PM
  2. How to replace leaking throttle cable bushing?
    By jdmaccordnut in forum Carburetor Tech
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-09-2008, 06:02 PM
  3. cylinder position sensor and TDC sensor
    By newaccorddriver in forum Classic Honda Community Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-28-2006, 10:29 PM
  4. replace throttle cable or accelerator?
    By A18A in forum 3geez Accords
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-03-2006, 08:11 AM
  5. B16 Throttle adapt half done. MAP Sensor issues
    By 1988starter in forum Performance
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-30-2003, 09:06 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •