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How did you realize it was software related? Thanks in advance.
I had Shark Injector software installed, flashed back to stock and it fixed the problem. Got an updated 'M5Board' version of the Conforti tune from TMS and have had no problems since.
 

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I had Shark Injector software installed, flashed back to stock and it fixed the problem. Got an updated 'M5Board' version of the Conforti tune from TMS and have had no problems since.
Great to hear it is finally resolved. Happy motoring!
 

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Thanks for this thread, saved me ALOT of money. Anyway just wanted to share my experience with this diy. I was able to squeeze vice grips with a bit in between the bolt and the plastic wiring harness to get the bolts off.
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Having a hard time removing wiring box. And im nowhere near a dentist to even have those pick tools.
You can get plastic ones at the dollar store (or Walmart) near the toothbrushes. They brake easily, so buy a few.

Also I ended up buying a dental kit from eBay with 7-stainless steel body/tips for $10. They work better as each tip has a different angle, actually helping to get to those areas nearest the firewall.
 

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You can get plastic ones at the dollar store (or Walmart) near the toothbrushes. They brake easily, so buy a few.

Also I ended up buying a dental kit from eBay with 7-stainless steel body/tips for $10. They work better as each tip has a different angle, actually helping to get to those areas nearest the firewall.

Thanks. I was able to get the top cover off. But cant figure out whats holding the bottom half in place. Read somewhere that its being held in place by connectors and to pull up. I just remembered I have 1 pick tool from bavsound. I'll use it and see if that helps pull it up.
 

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Hello all,
I just finished Replacing my TPS and the car doesnt feel as responsive as before.

Feels like i need to press the pedal a bit further to get to a certain range. Rpm range.
Not by much but i feel a difference.

Is the car is still adapting to the sensors?
Or maybe i need to adapt to the new sensors?

I was only able to get to about 5k in 2nd on my drive to work.

I know I probably need to do WOT in order to fully calibrate properly.
A buddy told me it might be in Limp Mode. I told him it
Cant be because I've felt Limp Mode. It'll say Trans Failsafe Mode.
Its not to that extreme.

Any thoughts?
 

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Hello all,
I just finished Replacing my TPS and the car doesnt feel as responsive as before.

Feels like i need to press the pedal a bit further to get to a certain range. Rpm range.
Not by much but i feel a difference.

Is the car is still adapting to the sensors?
Or maybe i need to adapt to the new sensors?

I was only able to get to about 5k in 2nd on my drive to work.

I know I probably need to do WOT in order to fully calibrate properly.
A buddy told me it might be in Limp Mode. I told him it
Cant be because I've felt Limp Mode. It'll say Trans Failsafe Mode.
Its not to that extreme.

Any thoughts?
Strange. I did not have to do any calibration at all after my tps replacement. :dunno:
 

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Just did this job at 138K miles. No record of prior replacement so I think removed sensors were original to the car. I was able to get the screws loose with a pair of vise grip thin nose pliers, so didn't need to take off the wiring covers. I replaced those screws with M4 screws for future accessibility.
 

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Just did this job at 138K miles. No record of prior replacement so I think removed sensors were original to the car. I was able to get the screws loose with a pair of vise grip thin nose pliers, so didn't need to take off the wiring covers. I replaced those screws with M4 screws for future accessibility.
Hi - any particular issue or just a PM?

If you test the sensors do they track consistently or are they showing issues when bench tested?

Thanks

Simon
 

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A nice and easy way to do it without having to spend $30 extra on tools. I did mine on the belief that it was the direct cause of a buck/hesitation whenever quickly going on the gas, PO only did highway miles and was very light footed with the beast.

Have you noticed any difference? My throttle is super sensitive now.
 

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Hi - any particular issue or just a PM?

If you test the sensors do they track consistently or are they showing issues when bench tested?

Thanks

Simon
The originals weren't showing any problems that I know of, but I've been replacing a lot of parts on the car based on what others say here on the forum. I didn't consider testing the parts (haven't a clue on how it'd be done) as they're relatively inexpensive at ~$55 US each. Getting to them is a bit tedious, so for me it was worth the time and money to learn how to get to them. Looking back on it I should have replaced these throttle sensors and camshaft sensors at the same time; removing the plenum frees up a lot of room. I did all four CPS a couple of months ago, learning some new swear words along the way. If I ever try to "bring up" another one of these Beasts I'll definitely combine some tasks.
 

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A nice and easy way to do it without having to spend $30 extra on tools. I did mine on the belief that it was the direct cause of a buck/hesitation whenever quickly going on the gas, PO only did highway miles and was very light footed with the beast.

Have you noticed any difference? My throttle is super sensitive now.
I did a short test drive yesterday after buttoning everything up, and car seemed to be more responsive. Hoping to get it out on the road soon for a proper thrashing - so far this car tells me the harder I push it the better.
 
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