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Old 08-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #339742
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Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
Blah... I'm frustrated with the van. So I think water vapor doesn't just mess up the throttle position sensor, but it permanently kills them. Also my idle air control valve is sticking now. So time to order a new throttle position sensor, and a new idle air control valve. I can put the idle air control valve on the engine right away, but I'm not sure what to do about the throttle position sensor because of how quickly and easily they can be killed.

Currently the throttle position sensor reads 10% throttle when I'm not pressing the gas, and reads way higher than it should in the middle of its range of travel, making the transmission hold onto gears much longer than it should. The idle air control valve just makes excessive noise when I turn the car to the on position, and after a bit of driving, sticks and won't let the idle go below ~1600 RPM.

This is what I get for leaving these items attached when I cleaned the intake manifold. Thanks GM for not making your engine parts resistant.
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