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THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR

1989 Lincoln Town Car • V8 2WD Automatic •

How to replace a throttle position sensor in a 1989 town car? ANY ADJUSTMENTS REQUIRED?
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Harvjonson55
July 6, 2011.



The TPS is on the throttle body-just unplug it, mark it and remove-

THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR (TPS)
NOTE: Two types of TPS are used on EEC-IV system. "Level C" type is adjustable and "Level D/RD" type is nonadjustable.

To adjust "Level C" type sensors, use EEC-IV Breakout Box Rotunda T83L-50-EEC-IV). Connect digital voltmeter and set to 20-volt scale. Connect positive voltmeter lead to pin No. 47 and negative voltmeter lead to pin No. 46.
Turn ignition on. Loosen TPS hold-down screws. Rotate TPS until voltmeter reading is 1.0 volt. Tighten hold-down screws. Move throttle to Wide Open Throttle (WOT) position. Voltmeter should read 1.0 volt at idle, at least 4.0 volts at WOT and then return to 1.0 volt at idle.
If voltage is not as specified, perform EEC-IV QUICK TEST in ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL IV article in COMPUTERIZED ENGINE CONTROLS

Rasmataz
Jul 6, 2011.