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Hesitation Due to Failed Throttle Position Sensor on Suzuki Sidekick

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A hesitation on acceleration may be caused by a failing throttle position sensor (TPS). If the problem is confirmed to be a failed TPS replacement of the failed sensor will be required.

 

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 95,833 (16,500–160,000)
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996
11 people reported this problem
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Engine pops and sputters when pulling off. Once engine gets above 2000 rpms the engine runs fine. Car went to several shops, including two dealers before finding someone ( it was not at a dealer either) who could repair it. Cost me $500 to get the problem diagnosed and repaired not to mention the tune ups the other shops insisted the car needed.
Burns a lot of fuel black smoke stinks like fuel runs ruff at idle out on the road seems fine just Terrible mileage