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86-04 Mustang TPS Voltage Adjustment Video

Posted 6/12/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Need help installing or adjusting your 86-04 Mustang throttle position sensor? Watch our install video to help you install and properly adjust your Stang's TPS.

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If you have some rough idling issues in your 86-04 Mustang, especially after replacing your throttle body, then you may need to replace or adjust your Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). Any time the TPS or throttle body is replaced it is critical to properly adjust your throttle position sensor to avoid idling issues. Follow along in the video above as Jmac shows you just how easy it is to install and adjust a new throttle position sensor in your 86-04 Mustang.

To make adjustments to your TPS you will need the following tools:
  • Digital Volt/Ohm Meter (DVOM)
  • Philips head screwdriver
86-04 Mustang Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Install & Adjustment - Mustang Throttle Position Sensor Adjustment

How To Make Adjust Your Mustang TPS

  1. Turn car to key on, engine off mode
  2. Turn on your Digital Volt/Ohm Meter (DVOM) and set to DC Volts
  3. “Tap” the green wire on the TPS with the red wire of the DVOM
  4. Place the black wire of the DVOM on a good grounded source on the engine
  5. Loosen the retaining screws on the throttle position sensor
  6. Twist the sensor clockwise or counter-clockwise to make adjustments
  7. You want voltage to be below 1 Volt: between .75 and .98 is acceptable
  8. Tighten retaining screws on TPS & recheck voltage

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86-04 Mustang TPS Voltage Adjustment Video Tech Info

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