I have a 2006.5 Kia Optima EX V6. My check engine light came on recently and I took it to my local Advanced Auto Parts store & they told me it brought up the TPS (throttle position sensor) code. When first starting the car, it would not take any gas whatsoever, push the pedal to the floor and the engine still would not rev up. After turning the car off and back on, the check engine light would disappear and you could drive as if nothing was wrong. The check engine light has been off for few weeks now, but you can still feel a hesitation and sluggishness. We have tried to find the correct part everywhere. Bought one that was supposed to be a direct fit for our 2006.5 Optima, but it wasn't. We were told by AAP & Kia that we will have to replace the entire throttle body assembly to just replace the sensor we need. Is this true? We have looked everywhere online and in town for a matching sensor. None of them match. Is there anywhere you know of that sells the TPS we need?
have the same problem?
Monday, June 2nd, 2014 AT 7:53 PM