Does the throttle position sensor help with the transmission shifting?

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  • 8 months ago

    yes yes yes yes! sO DOES HAVING A clogged fuel filter! tRY THAT ONE first good luck!

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  • 8 months ago

    no its a separate thing

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Not on my car I drive a stick shift alright alright rrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh brttrttttrrrt 

  • 8 months ago

    Nope, the TPS is what helps the ECM adjust the fuel/air mix. If it's boogered up, the power will be boogered up and then it will not shift properly since it will either run too rich and sluggish or too lean and sluggish. So, it would just take longer to reach the normal RPM's when it might shift to the next higher gear. 

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  • Dan
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Yes, big time! It's a key input the computer uses to determine load.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It does not "help".  It is used by the PCM/TCM along with many other sensors when to shift.

  • 8 months ago

    On many cars it does. BUT...

    If your tranny has shifting problems go to the dealer. There may be a factory TSB bulletin for a PCM reflash to take care of the problem. The dealer also has a scan tool for reading transmission codes and transmission date to pin point the problem.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Yes...............................

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