posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 11:35 AM
a reply to: DAVID64
I wanted to fix something about this thread that I see quite often on car forums, that irritates the living crap outta me...The Solution.
You go to a car forum and read about someone having the same problems you're having and, like all the kind folks who helped me, people give advice on
what/how to fix that problem, but you never see the poster come back and tell what turned out to be the source
of the problem.
In my case, it turned out to be the TPS or Throttle Position Sensor. Now, even though my "check engine" light never came on, there is
a way to
see what's wrong using that little light. In my 96 Ram, you simply turn the key to on, off, on, off, then leave it on. Now I Do Not mean start the
vehicle, just turn the key to on. This will make the check engine light flash in a certain way that you can interpret, depending on the car. Mine
flashed 2 times, then paused, then 4 more times, meaning "code 24", which was [ after checking Google for the codes ] the throttle position sensor.
On the bright side, I did get my fuel filter clean, plugs, wires and vacuum hoses checked and saved A Lot of money doing it myself. Car mechanics
charge $100 an hour, even if it's a $20 part that went bad and it only takes them 5 minutes to replace it, you're still looking at $120.
So, for anyone who has the same problem and wanted to know what it could be
car, it was the TPS.